October 2021 Pulse Newsletter


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What’s New & Next: 2021 Chicago Payments Symposium

This year’s annual Chicago Payments Symposium focused on “Activating Next Gen Use Cases,” including global innovations in faster and instant payments, digital currency, new financial technologies and the importance of financial inclusion. Read highlights from the exciting two-day event.

Frictionless Framework for Modernized B2B Payments Within Reach

To modernize business-to-business (B2B) payments, there must first be a framework for businesses to send, receive and automate electronic invoices and remittance information. Explore the third video in our educational series for an overview of a virtual exchange framework and its potential as a solution for automation.

Recent Announcements

Accelerate Your Instant Payments Journey with FedNowSM Explorer

The Federal Reserve recently launched new resources to facilitate education, preparation and ecosystem innovation in support of instant payments. Learn more by visiting the FedNow Explorer website (Off-site), an experiential platform with curated content and business tools to support your instant payments journey.

Two New Industry Efforts to Propel B2B Payments Toward Modernization

The Federal Reserve and the Business Payments Coalition (BPC) recently announced the E-invoice Exchange Market Pilot and Remittance Delivery Assessment Work Group, two industry efforts aimed at catalyzing the modernization of business-to-business (B2B) payments in the United States.

Your Voice Matters – Stay Engaged

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Stay up to date on the latest news, initiatives and engagement opportunities — connect with us on Twitter (Off-site) and LinkedIn (Off-site)!

Hear from Federal Reserve Experts at Upcoming Events

American Bankers Association Webinar: Introducing FedNow(SM) Explorer – November 3

Association for Financial Professionals Annual Conference 2021 – November 6 – 10

Finastra U.S. Payments Business Forum 2021 – November 17 – 19

Central Bank Payments Conference – November 29

Visit our Events page to learn more and reserve time to speak with Federal Reserve experts.