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|FedACH Services Participation Agreement|
|FedACH Services Participation Agreement
This new FedACH Participation Agreement is effective as of June 1, 2009. Existing agreements currently in place with the Federal Reserve Banks will remain effective regardless of this change, and new agreements will not need to be re-submitted. As of June 1, 2009, this new participation agreement will be the only version accepted by FedACH to add, change or modify services.
Before a financial institution begins to originate or receive FedACH items through the Federal Reserve Banks, a FedACH Participation Agreement must be completed and signed by an authorized individual at the institution. If a financial institution has updates to an existing agreement, only applicable portions should be completed and signed. The Agreement gives the Federal Reserve Banks authorization to direct items and settlement for FedACH participants.
Quick Reference Guide (PDF)
IAT Output Sort Sign Up Instructions
|Part 1 - Agreement to Terms and General Participant Information
This part is used to update your institutions name, published phone number, RPA affiliation and address.
Part 2 - Origination Options
|Table S.1 - Basic Origination Option
Your organization is a Sending Point
|Table S.2 - Service Provider Designation
Your organization is not a Sending Point but is an Originating Depository Financial Institution
|Table S.3 - Sending Point Designation
Your organization is neither a Sending Point nor an Originating Depository Financial Institution
|Table S.4 - Sending Point Contact Form
Individuals within your organization who are authorized to verify ACH file control information
|Part 3A - Receipt Options for Participating Institutions
Need help choosing a Receipt table? Click here
|Table R.1 - Basic Receipt Option for Depository Institutions
Your institution is a Receiving Point and will receive an unsorted file that contains all item types.
|Table R.2 - Receiving Point File Sort Selections for Depository Institutions
Your institution is a Receiving Point and will receive a sorted file(s).
|Table R.3 - Service Provider Designation
Your institution will use a single Receiving Point (other than itself) to receive all item types.
|Table R.4 - Participating Institution Item Type Receipt Sort Options
Your institution will use multiple Receiving Points to receive different item types.
|Part 3B - Receipt Options for Service Providers
Need help choosing a Receipt table? Click here
|Table R.5 - Basic Receipt Option for Non-Depository Institution Processors
Your organization is a Receiving Point and will receive an unsorted file.
|Table R.6 - Receiving Point File Sort Selections for Service Providers
Your organization is a Receiving Point and will receive a sorted file(s).
|Table R.7 - Receiving Point Designation
Your organization is not a Receiving Point and another entity will receive your unsorted files.
|Table R.8 - Service Provider File Sort Selections
Your organization is not a Receiving Point and another entity will receive your sorted files.
|Part 4 - Sending Point and Receiving Point Contingency Information||Form (PDF)|
|Part 5A - Advices||Form (PDF)|
|Part 5B - Balance Report||Form (PDF)|
|Part 5C - Composite Receiver File||Form (PDF)|
|Part 5D - Information File||Form (PDF)|
|Part 6A - FedGlobal ACH Payments|
|Section A - FedGlobal Service Request Form||Form (PDF)|
|Section B - F3X Service Request Form||Form (PDF)|
|Part 6B - FedACH Risk Origination Monitoring Service||Form (PDF)|
|Part 6C - FedACH Risk RDFI Alert Service Request Form||Form (PDF)|
|Part 6D - FedPayments Reporter|
|Section A - Service Request Form||Form (PDF)|
|Section B - Designation of Nonpayment File Delivery Channel and Connection (Reports via FedLine)||Form (PDF)|
|Section C - Designation of Nonpayment File Sending Connection (On-us Inclusion)||Form (PDF)|
|Section D - Same Day Originated Batch Report Request Form||Form (PDF)|
|Part 6E - Designation of Service Participation Point|
|Section A - Service Participation Point Owned by Your Institution||Form (PDF)|
|Section B - Third Party Service Participation Point||Form (PDF)|
|Part 7 - Merger Options||Form (PDF)|
|Part 8 - ACH Security Procedure Agreement||Form (PDF)|
|FedACH Services Forms|
|FedACH Test Request Form
Financial institutions may want to test FedACH operations due to a new sending or receiving point, a platform change or for contingency purposes by scheduling to send/receive a data test file.
|Exception Fax Forms|
|ACH Return Item Exception Form||Form (PDF)|
|ACH Return Item Exception Form for IAT||Form (PDF)|
|Notification of Change (NOC) Item Exception Fax Form||Form (PDF)|
|Notification of Change (NOC) Item Exception Fax Form for IAT||Form (PDF)|
|Contested/Corrected Dishonored ACH Return Item Exception Fax Form||Form (PDF)|
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