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Fedwire® Services Hours and Testing Opportunities

To facilitate the day-to-day payment operations of financial institutions nationwide, we offer you the following resources for Fedwire Services. If you have specific questions about this information, please contact your Wholesale Operations Site.

Fedwire Services Operating Hours and Extension Guidelines

The Fedwire Services Operating Hours and Extension Guidelines set out the hours of operation and the process for requesting an extension to those hours. If you have specific questions about this information, please contact your Wholesale Operations Site.

Fedwire Services Testing Opportunities

The Federal Reserve Banks recognize that widely available and reliable testing is an essential component of Fedwire Services. To meet this need, we operate the Depository Institution Testing (DIT) environment on a daily basis Monday through Saturday. In addition, on selected Saturdays, the production environment is available for customer testing.

The FedLine Direct® Message Environment and Configuration Change Matrix identifies the appropriate steps, lead times, and schedules to test changes you wish to make to your FedLine Direct environment.  

The following types of test are available:

Depository Institution Testing (DIT) Environment

Production Environment

Schedule a Test

Application Test

Contingency Test

To participate in the Fedwire Contingency Test, you must complete the two-step process as outlined below.

Step 1: Validate your organization's eligibility by entering your ABA number below. If your organization is eligible to participate, a link will be provided to the registration forms.

Step 2: Complete one registration form for each date that you plan to test.

Access to the Fedwire Services Contingency Test Participation Form ABA Check will be made available in conjunction with the announcement of our 2018 Fedwire Contingency Testing Schedule.

Contingency Post Test Survey

We encourage participating organizations to provide feedback on their testing experience at the conclusion of these tests. The survey will help the Federal Reserve Banks to ensure that we continue to provide the highest level of support during these tests.

For more information about the Fedwire Funds Service, Fedwire Securities Service, or the National Settlement Service visit the service offerings pages or contact your account executive. If you have specific questions about the testing opportunities, please contact your Wholesale Testing Unit.

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