New on FedPayments Improvement

Federal Reserve Payments Study Highlights Strong Trends in Card Use

From 2012 to 2015, credit and debit (including prepaid and non-prepaid) card payments continued to gain ground in the payments landscape, accounting for more than two-thirds of all core noncash payments in the United States, according to a Federal Reserve study of U.S. non-cash payments released December 22, 2016. Automated clearinghouse (ACH) payments grew modestly over the same period, and check payments declined at a slower rate than in the past.

The 2016 Federal Reserve Payments Study, which presents 2015 payments data, found that the number of domestic core non-cash payments totaled an estimated 144 billion – up 5.3 percent annually from 2012. The total value of these transactions increased 3.4 percent over the same period to nearly $178 trillion.

For more information, including additional key findings, review the initial data release report. Additional detailed information will be released in 2017 as the results of further analysis become final.

Federal Reserve Board Request for Comments: Proposed Guidelines for Evaluating Joint Account Requests

In light of ongoing developments to improve the U.S. payment system, including the Federal Reserve’s Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System (PDF) efforts, the Federal Reserve Board anticipates additional interest by industry participants in establishing joint accounts. Joint accounts … Continue reading

Federal Reserve’s Secure Payments Task Force Survey Extended

The Secure Payments Task Force, conceived in Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System (PDF), has been advancing efforts to support the strategy of reducing payment fraud and advancing the safety, security and resiliency of the payment system. Earlier this … Continue reading

The Coalition Expands its Mission

It has now been five years since the Remittance Coalition was formed and since its founding, the Coalition has experienced tremendous growth and evolution (and they’re not done yet!). As part of its anniversary, the Remittance Coalition will henceforth be … Continue reading

Can the United States Develop a Standard, Ubiquitous Business to Business (B2B) Electronic Invoice & Processing Platform?

Explore the possibility by reading the U.S. Adoption of Electronic Invoicing: Challenges and Opportunities paper release by the Payment, Standards and Outreach Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In keeping with the desired outcome of end-to-end efficiency detailed … Continue reading