Fedwire® Securities Service Clearing Memos

Clearing memos are notifications of enhancements or changes to the Fedwire Securities Service. They describe both technical and operational changes where applicable. For a complete list of clearing memos, see the Clearing Memo Index (PDF). To obtain a copy of a clearing memo predating those listed on this page or to ask a question about a particular memo, please contact your Wholesale Operations Site – the number for clearing memos is at the bottom of the contact page. The most recent clearing memos are posted below.

Clearing memos:

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Clearing Memo Subject
#278 (PDF)
April 4, 2022
Enhancing the Automated Claim Adjustment Process (ACAP)
#277 (PDF)
November 2, 2021
New CUSIP® root for United States Treasury bill
#276 (PDF)
April 7, 2021
Shift Opening Time for Processing Securities Transfers to 8:30 a.m. ET
#275 (PDF)
July 1, 2020
Federal Home Loan Banks — Changes to Discount Note Principal Payments and Redemption Payout Increments
#250 (PDF)
Revised July 1, 2020
Implementation of Changes to Processing of Principal and Interest Payments and Redemptions
#274 (PDF)
May 12, 2020
U.S. Department of Treasury to Begin Issuing 20–Year Bonds
Clearing Memo Subject
#273 (PDF)
June 13, 2019
New CUSIP® Root for United States Treasury note Securities
#272 (PDF)
March 20, 2019
Book-Entry Services for Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
#271 (PDF)
September 20, 2018
Expansion of Book-Entry Services for the United States Treasury – New 2-Month Treasury Bill
#270 (PDF)
June 7, 2018
Book-Entry Services for Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
#269 (PDF)
May 10, 2018
Book-Entry for Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
#268 (PDF)
January 16, 2018
New CUSIP® Root for United States Treasury note Corpus Securities
#267 (PDF)
July 12, 2017
Real-Time Processing of Strip and Reconstitution Requests and Expansion of Strip and Reconstitution Processing Hours
#266 (PDF)
January 12, 2017
Book-Entry Services for Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
#265 (PDF)
September 14, 2016
Securities Strip and Reconstitution Requests Using the Securities Transfer Reversal Type Code 2002 will be rejected
#264 (PDF)
March 14, 2016
Changes to Routing Transit Numbers used for Treasury Original Issue, Redemption, and Treasury Principal & Interest Processing
Clearing Memo Subject
#263 (PDF)
December 11, 2014
Changes to Processing of Principal and Interest Payments and Redemptions for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
#262 (PDF)
October 4, 2013
Expansion of Book-Entry Services for Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
#261 (PDF)
September 6, 2013
Expansion of Book-Entry Services for the United States Treasury
Clearing Memo Subject
#260 (PDF)
February 3, 2010
Fedwire Securities Service New Issuer - North American Development Bank
#259 (PDF)
Revised January 25, 2010
Fedwire Securities Principal and Interest (P&I) Application Change – Request for Customers to Test and Notice of Deferred Delivery of the P&I Payments Notifications
#258 (PDF)
April 23, 2009
Expansion of Book-Entry Services for the International Finance Corporation
#257 (PDF)
March 11, 2009
Expansion of Book-Entry Services for Asian Development Bank
Clearing Memo Subject
#256 (PDF)
December 21, 2007
Treasury Adopts a $100 Minimum Purchase Amount for All Marketable Securities *Deferred Implementation
#255 (PDF)
November 1, 2007
Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation (FFCB) – Changes to Principal and Interest Payment and Redemption Patterns
#254 (PDF)
August 27, 2007
Federal Home Loan Banks – Change to Discount Note Payment and Redemption Pattern
#253 (PDF)
August 27, 2007
Fannie Mae – Expansion of Book-Entry Services for a New Non Mortgage-Backed Security
#252 (PDF)
August 1, 2007
Ginnie Mae Securities – New Mortgage-Backed Securities – Home Equity Conversion Mortgage MBS (HECM MBS)
#251 (PDF)
June 8, 2006
Change to Claim Adjustment Settlement Time
#250 (PDF)
May 17, 2006
Implementation of Changes to Processing of Principal and Interest Payments and Redemptions
#249 (PDF)
March 28, 2006
Expansion of Book-Entry Services for the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation (Farm Credit)
#248 (PDF)
October 19, 2005
Treasury Department Announcement - TreasuryDirect System
#247 (PDF)
April 1, 2005
Changes to Processing of Principal and Interest Payments and Redemptions
#246 (PDF)
September 13, 2004
Modification to securities eligible for Interim Accounting
#245 (PDF)
July 1, 2004
Expansion of Ginnie Mae Securities – STRIP Mortgage-Backed Securities
#244 (PDF)
May 6, 2004
Changes to Fedwire Securities Service Extension Requests (Revision to Clearing Memo # 190, Establishment of Firm Close for the Securities Transfer System)
Clearing Memo Subject
#243 (PDF)
December 15, 2003
Final Payment on Repo Tracking Transactions (Revised 3/1/04)
#242 (PDF)
October 20, 2003
Expansion of Services: Fedwire Call Notices on the Federal Reserve Financial Services Web Site
#241 (PDF)
June 9, 2003
Joint Custody Withdrawal Surcharge
#240 (PDF)
October 29, 2002
Implementation of Claim Adjustment Fee
#239 (PDF)
July 2, 2002
Expansion of Book–Entry Services for Fannie Mae
#238 (PDF)
June 20, 2002
Unilateral Repo Adjustments
#237 (PDF)
May 13, 2002
Bilateral Repo Adjustments
#236 (PDF)
March 11, 2002
Additional Information on Repo Tracking and Interim Accounting (Revised 04/12/02)
#235 (PDF)
March 6, 2002
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Securities on the Fedwire Securities Service
#234 (PDF)
January 7, 2002
Ginnie Mae Securities — Construction Loans and Project Loans
#233 (PDF)
January 7, 2002
Ginnie Mae Securities — Single Family Bond Financed Pool Consolidation Program
#232 (PDF)
January 7, 2002
Ginnie Mae Securities — Graduated Payment Mortgage Securities
#231 (PDF)
December 3, 2001
Ginnie Mae Securities — Serial Notes
#230 (PDF)
October 29, 2001
Expansion of Book–Entry Services Provided for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
#229 (PDF)
October 29, 2001
Expansion of Book–Entry Services Provided for Fannie Mae
#228 (PDF)
October 26, 2001
Expansion of Book–Entry Services Provided for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (Revised August 11, 2014)
#227 (PDF)
October 26, 2001
Expansion of Book–Entry Services Provided for Fannie Mae
#226 (PDF)
July 26, 2001
Additional information on the New Functionality Available on the Fedwire System
#225 (PDF)
June 29, 2001
Ginnie Mae Securities on the Fedwire System (Revised March 8, 2004)
#224 (PDF)
May 18, 2001
Changes to Mortgage–Backed Principal and Interest Notifications
#223 (PDF)
April 27, 2001
Expansion of Book–Entry Services for Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
#222 (PDF)
February 28, 2001
Treasury changes in the Minimum and Multiple Par Amounts Required for Stripping Treasury Fixed–Principal Bonds and Notes
#221 (PDF)
February 9, 2001
Expansion of Services for the National Book–Entry System — Repo Tracking (Revised August 14, 2001)
#220 (PDF)
February 9, 2001
Expansion of Services for the National Book–Entry System — Interim Accounting (Revised August 14, 2001)
#219 (PDF)
February 9, 2001
Expansion of Services for the National Book–Entry System — Fail Tracking (Revised August 14, 2001)
#218 (PDF)
December 21, 2000
Expansion of Book–Entry Services Provided for Fannie Mae
#217 (PDF)
November 2, 2000
Minimum Denomination Change — Treasury STRIPS Interest Components for Inflation–Indexed Securities (TIINs)y
#215 (PDF)
May 18, 2000
Expansion of Book–Entry Services Provided for Fannie Mae
#214 (PDF)
May 18, 2000
Expansion of Book–Entry Services for the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac)
Clearing Memo Subject
#212 (PDF)
February 25, 1999
Fungible STRIPS for Treasury Inflation-Indexed Securities (TIIS)
#211 (PDF)
November 23, 1998
Book-Entry Services Provided for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) (Discount Notes in Book-Entry Form)
#209 (PDF)
November 9, 1998
Expansion of Book-Entry Services for the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLB) (Further to CM# 208)
#208 (PDF)
October 30, 1998
Expansion of Book-Entry Services for the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLB) (P&I 25th payment date)
#204 (PDF)
May 19, 1997
Expansion of Book-Entry Services for the Federal National Mortgage Association (P&I 18th payment date)
#203 (PDF)
February 21, 1997
Book-Entry Services Provided for the Federal Farm Credit Banks (Inflation-Indexed Bonds)
#198 (PDF)
December 3 1996
Stripping Inflation-Indexed Treasury Securities
#197 (PDF)
October 25, 1996
Book-Entry Services Provided for Treasury Department (Treasury)
#196 (PDF)
May 31, 1996
Book-Entry Services Provided for the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (FARMER MAC) - FFNT & FFDN
#193 (PDF)
February 15, 1996
Book-Entry Services Provided for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
#192 (PDF)
January 31, 1996
Book-Entry Services Provided for the Federal National Mortgage Association
#189 (PDF)
November 1, 1995
Expansion of Book-Entry Services for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
#184 (PDF)
July 14, 1993
Security Description change for optional principal redemption securities
#177 (PDF)
December 17, 1992
Expansion of book-entry services provided for World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) to provide for the stripping and reconstituting of certain of their securities
#176 (PDF)
September 21, 1992
Expansion of book-entry services for Freddie Mac to begin issuing PC, REMIC, and STRIP securities backed by existing Ginnie Mae securities
#175 (PDF)
July 27, 1992
Expansion of book-entry services for Federal Farm Credit Bank to begin stripping and reconstituting their securities through the FRBNY
#173 (PDF)
April 30, 1992
Expansion of book-entry services for Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp to begin stripping and reconstituting their securities through the FRBNY
#172 (PDF)
February 4, 1992
Expansion of book-entry services for Federal Home Loan Bank for stripping and reconstituting future issuance of Medium Term Consolidated Bonds (FHLB) and Optional Principal Redemption Consolidated Bonds (FHSF)
#171 (PDF)
February 4, 1992
Expansion of book-entry services for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for stripping and reconstituting future issuance of bonds
#170 (PDF)
November 8, 1991
Book-entry services provided for the International Finance Corporation (IFC)
#169 (PDF)
August 12, 1991
Federal National Mortgage Association Stripped Mortgage-Backed Securities
#168 (PDF)
July 29, 1991
Expansion of book-entry services for Federal National Mortgage Association
#166 (PDF)
January 28, 1991
Book-entry securities provided for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
#165 (PDF)
August 24, 1990
Expansion of book-entry services for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation for Gold PCs and Gold Remics
#162 (PDF)
May 7, 1990
Expansion of book-entry services for the Federal National Mortgage Association for Multi-Currency securities (FNMC)
#161 (PDF)
April 24, 1990
Expansion of book-entry services for the Farm Credit Banks for Zero Coupon Bonds (FCZC)
#160 (PDF)
March 8, 1990
Expansion of book-entry services for the Federal National Mortgage Association to strip and reconstitute securities
#159 (PDF)
February 7, 1990
Expansion of book-entry services for the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Association for Negative Amortized Securities (FNAR and FMAR)
Clearing Memo Subject
#158 (PDF)
October 17, 1989
Book-entry services provided for the Resolution Funding Corporation to issue bonds eligible to be stripped and reconstituted (RFBD, RFPR and RFPC)
#157 (PDF)
October 17, 1989
Book-entry services provided for the Tennessee Valley Authority to issue bonds (TVBD)
#156 (PDF)
August 31, 1989
Expansion of book-entry services for the International Bank for Reconstitution for Global Bonds (WBGB)
#155 (PDF)
August 25, 1989
Expansion of book-entry services for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation for Fixed Rate Notes, Floating Rate Notes, Zero Coupon Notes and Amortizing Notes (FMNT, FMFR, FMZC and FMSF)
#151 (PDF)
February 23, 1989
Expansion of book-entry services for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation for Multiclass Manufactured Housing Participation Securities (FMHF)
#147 (PDF)
November 8, 1988
Expansion of book-entry services for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation for Floating Rate Debentures (FMFR)
#140 (PDF)
June 21, 1988
Expansion of book-entry services provided for the Federal Farm Credit Banks for Floating Rates Securities (FCFR)
#138 (PDF)
March 31, 1988
Expansion of book-entry services provided for the Federal Farm Credit Banks for Medium Term-Bonds (FCBD)
#137 (PDF)
March 4, 1988
Expansion of book-entry services for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Association (REMIC)
#136 (PDF)
February 29, 1988
Expansion of book-entry services for the Federal National Mortgage Association for ADJUSTABLE RATE REMIC (FNRA)
#131 (PDF)
November 12, 1987
Expansion of book-entry services provided for the Federal Home Loan Banks for FLOATING RATE SECURITIES (FHFR)
#129 (PDF)
September 24, 1987
Expansion of book-entry services provided for the Federal National Mortgage Association (MEDIUM-TERM NOTE PROGRAM)
#124 (PDF)
April 1, 1987
Reconstitution of Treasury STRIPPED Securities in book-entry form
#123 (PDF)
February 11, 1987
Expansion of book-entry services provided for Student Loan Marketing Association (SLFR, SLZC, SLDN and SLNT)
#121 (PDF)
January 9, 1987
Expansion of book-entry services for the Federal National Mortgage Association (REMICS)
#107 (PDF)
December 11, 1985
Expansion of book-entry services for Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (CMO's)
#100 (PDF)
January 22, 1985
Treasury stripped Securities in Book-Entry Form
#91 (PDF)
September 6, 1983
Issuance of Discount Notes in Book-Entry form

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