A Master Account is the record of financial rights and obligations of an Account Holder and the Administrative Reserve Bank (or any other Reserve Bank maintaining a Master Account as permitted by Operating Circular 1) with respect to each other, where opening, intraday and closing balances are determined. A Master Account is identified by a Primary nine-digit Routing Transit Number (RTN).
Foreign-related institutions: U.S. branches and agencies of the same foreign bank and Edge and Agreement Corporations will have a single Master Account for each group of offices located in the same state and the same Federal Reserve District. However, the U.S. branches and agencies of a foreign bank and the offices of an Edge or Agreement corporation can simulate a single Master Account nationwide, bypassing required reserve balances, through a single Correspondent.
If your organization holds the Master Account, you are eligible to establish additional services by completing the following Accounting Services forms:
- Form 1 – Daily Statement of Account and Monthly Statement of Service Charges Delivery Options
- Form 4B – Delivery Profile for Intra-Day Premium Services
- Form 6 – Authorization for Third-Party Access to Account Information
- Form 7 – Request for Fedwire Details via the Search Feature in the Account Management Information (AMI) Application