Circular
Comments Requested on Proposed Changes to the Board’s Payments System Risk Policy
February 29, 2008
Circular No. 11936

The Federal Reserve Board has requested public comment on proposed changes to its Payments System Risk policy that are intended to loosen intraday liquidity constraints and reduce operational risks in financial markets and the payments system. The Board is proposing a new strategy for providing intraday credit to depository institutions and would encourage these institutions to collateralize their daylight overdrafts.

The Board has spent several years reviewing long-term developments in intraday liquidity, operational risk and risk management in financial markets and the payments system, including the increased use of daylight overdrafts at the Federal Reserve Banks and increased Fedwire funds transfers late in the day. The Board published a consultation paper on these issues in 2006 and received public comments. As a result of this review and the comments, the Board is proposing changes to the Federal Reserve's current strategy for providing intraday credit to the banking industry to help ease intraday liquidity constraints and reduce operational risk.

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