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Introducing the Business Payments Coalition: The former Remittance Coalition broadens its mission

One of the five desired outcomes, as outlined in the Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System paper, is for the Federal Reserve to collaborate with industry stakeholders to improve payments efficiency. In the U.S., opportunities to improve payment system efficiency are especially significant in business-to-business (B2B) transactions, which include the invoice, payment and remittance detail. With that in mind, we wish a happy fifth anniversary to the Business Payments Coalition.
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Check/Check 21 ServicesCheck/Check 21 Services
New and long-standing customers revere the Fed's Check Adjustment webinars

The Principles and Concepts of Image Cash Letters and Electronic Check Adjustments webinar has quickly become a key educational tool for Check Adjustments Services customers. Despite the different levels of staff experience, Carolina Postal Credit Union and Launch Federal Credit Union have both found something new to learn with the Fed’s webinar.
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Fed Facts: What designates a federal holiday?

In the U.S., a federal holiday is one that is recognized by the U.S. Government and is designated by Congress in Title V of the U.S. Code 6103 – Holidays, which allows Congress the authority to create holidays only for federal institutions. Have you ever wondered how these days were identified and what designates a federal holiday? Find out in this month's edition of Fed Facts.
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Events and EducationEvents and Education
On-demand webcasts: There when you need them

There’s always something new to learn, but do you find that your schedule sometimes doesn’t allow you to explore new training opportunities? If there are meetings that have you tied up or you simply wish that you could study new topics in your own time, the Federal Reserve Banks have the perfect solution. The Federal Reserve Bank Events page offers a robust listing of free 24/7 on-demand webcasts to help you learn more about our services — at your convenience!
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