Federal Reserve Banks Announce Changes to Increase Check Service Efficiency
June 26, 2007
Circular No. 11871

The Federal Reserve Banks have announced changes to their check operations as consumers and businesses continue the shift from using paper checks toward electronic payments. As part of a longer-range strategy, the Federal Reserve Banks have selected Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta and Dallas as regional check processing sites that are expected to provide the full range of check processing services through at least mid-2011. Other remaining sites will have their operations scaled back.

These changes are expected to begin in 2008, and the Reserve Banks will continue to review this check infrastructure annually to respond to further change within the nation's payments system and to meet statutory requirements for long-term cost recovery.

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