Board to Implement Changes to Payment System Risk Policy in Early 2011
June 28, 2010
Circular No. 12226

The Federal Reserve Board has announced that it will implement changes to its Payment System Risk (PSR) policy in early 2011. A specific implementation date will be announced at least 90 days in advance. In December 2008, the Board adopted revisions to the policy and said that the Federal Reserve would implement these changes between late 2010 and early 2011.

The revised PSR policy explicitly recognizes the role of the central bank in providing intraday credit to healthy depository institutions predominantly through collateralized daylight overdrafts. The policy encourages institutions to pledge collateral to cover daylight overdrafts by providing collateralized daylight overdrafts at a zero fee and by raising the fee for uncollateralized daylight overdrafts to 50 basis points (annual rate).

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