FedGlobal® ACH Payments

As global business is expanding, the Federal Reserve Banks are keeping pace with customer demand for low-cost, efficient cross-border payments. FedGlobal ACH Payments deliver a wide range of payment options to help meet this demand, combining convenient access with robust customer support. Review the FedGlobal ACH Payments product sheet (PDF) for more information.

We are pleased to announce that effective August 3, 2020, we have expanded the reach of FedGlobal ACH Payments to now include eight additional Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) countries, specifically Andorra, Azores, Latvia, Lithuania, Madeira, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City State.

To get started today, visit the Service Setup page or contact your relationship manager.

Visit the International Payments Resource Center to review all of your options for making international payments.

Payment Destinations

FedGlobal ACH Payments offer an efficient means for sending cross-border ACH credit payments to countries around the world, plus debit payments to Canada only. These include:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City State



Distribution of payments between deposit accounts.

Foreign Exchange Options

A range of foreign exchange options allows financial institutions to take advantage of the efficiencies offered by FedGlobal ACH Payments.

Fixed-to-Variable (FV)

U.S. dollars are converted to a variable amount of destination currency based on a competitive exchange rate. Settlement is between participating U.S. financial institutions and the Federal Reserve Banks in U.S. dollars.

Fixed-to-Fixed (FF) - USD to USD

Payments are both transferred and received in U.S. dollars. Settlement is between participating U.S. financial institutions and the Federal Reserve Banks in U.S. dollars.

Fixed-to-Fixed (FF) - Foreign currency to foreign currency (also known as F3X)

Payments are both transferred and received in foreign currency. The foreign exchange rate and settlement is managed and processed by participating U.S. financial institutions and the respective foreign gateway operators via their foreign correspondent banks.

Summary of Services

Summary of Services Foreign Exchange Options
Region FF F3X FV
Canada Available N/A Available
Mexico N/A Available Available
Panama Available N/A N/A
Europe1 Available Available Available


1Andorra, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Vatican City State.

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