With faster or instant payments being a hot topic in the United States and around the world, there is no better time than the present to continue learning about this key area for the future of payments.
To support the development, testing and adoption of the FedNow(SM) Service, the Federal Reserve has announced industry participants in the FedNow Pilot Program.
Despite a tumultuous year, progress and innovation in the payments industry persists. According to the 2nd annual Faster Payments Barometer, nearly 4 in 5 respondents are either accelerating or maintaining faster payments implementation plans.
Faster, or instant payments, are quickly gaining popularity around the world. And here in the United States, the topic is at the forefront of the payments industry. Now is the time to start learning more about this important and evolving area for the future of payments.
The Federal Reserve has formed a pilot program to support the development, testing and adoption of the FedNow Service. The FedNow Pilot Program continues efforts to foster industry partnerships in support of the FedNow Service, and will be conducted in three phases: advisory, testing and closed-loop production.
As part of our collaborative efforts with the industry to improve the U.S. payment system, the Federal Reserve will be sharing educational resources to help stakeholders across the payments ecosystem see the possibilities and plan for the implementation of instant payments.
Connie Theien, Senior Vice President and Director of Payments Industry Relations at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will advise on the newly formed U.S. Faster Payments Council’s (FPC) Board Advisory Group.
The Federal Reserve reached a milestone in the development of the FedNow Service with the August 6 announcement of the service’s features and functionality. This announcement reflects the Fed’s efforts toward establishing an infrastructure that will support instant payments in the United States.
Payments industry stakeholders attending the April 20 Nacha Payments 2020 Remote Connect virtual event received an update on the FedNow Service, the Federal Reserve’s instant payment solution.
The Fed is seeking payments industry leaders with varied expertise to participate in an interactive payments community to help inform and evolve the development of the FedNow Service.