International Payments Resource Center
As global business rapidly expands, the Federal Reserve Banks are keeping pace with customer demand for efficient cross-border payments. The Federal Reserve Banks deliver a wide range of payment options to help meet this demand by combining convenient access with robust customer support.
The International Payments Resource Center is designed to provide background information and tools you need to use the Federal Reserve Banks’ international payments services, all in one location.
Guides to help select the best options for your institution and to assist your operations staff in processing payments.
- FedGlobal® ACH Payments Service Origination Manual (PDF)
Service overview, processing and implementation requirements, and country-/region-specific requirements for originating international ACH payments
- Fedwire® Funds Service International Wires Webinar (Off-site) (12/17, YouTube)
- Fedwire Funds Service International Wires Webinar Presentation (PDF) (12/17)
Key steps senders and receivers may take to route international wire transfers
- Foreign and Canadian Check Processing
Foreign and Canadian cash letter forms, set-up information, and user guides
International Payment Tools
Resources to help your staff fully utilize these services.
- Foreign Exchange Rate Calculator
Helps calculate amounts involved in FedGlobal ACH Payments transactions in USD and foreign currency; provides the foreign exchange rate used on an origination or settlement date
- FedPayments® Reporter IAT Report
Converts and provides information for each forward IAT entry received
Information and guidance on international transactions requirements and help you with compliance of those requirements.
Dodd-Frank Section 1073 Information and Guidance for Financial Institutions
- FedACH IAT Output File Sort Sign-Up Instructions and FAQs
Offers the ability for Receiving Points and RDFIs to receive their IAT items in a separate file from their domestic items to easily identify IAT items