The Federal Reserve Banks recognize that an essential component of Check Services includes widely available and reliable testing. Financial institutions may want to test Check operations due to a new receiving point, a platform change or for contingency purposes. To meet this need, customers can schedule to send and/or receive a data test file. The Federal Reserve Bank will replace sensitive customer data in the test file with generic masking data. All transactions in the test file will contain the original customer account number and item dollar amount so successful testing can be executed. Test item dollar amounts are defaulted to $1.00.
All requests must be received by noon, five business days prior to the test date.
Contact provides up-to-date contact information for FedACH and Check Services Customer Support, including testing contacts, along with a complete list of other Federal Reserve Financial Services contacts, customized for your institution.