About the FedNow® Service

The FedNow Service is a new instant payment infrastructure developed by the Federal Reserve that allows eligible depository institutions of different sizes across the U.S. to provide instant payment services.

Through financial institutions participating in the FedNow Service, businesses and individuals can send and receive instant payments in real time, around the clock, every day of the year. Financial institutions and their service providers can use the service to provide innovative instant payment services to customers, and recipients will have full access to funds immediately, allowing for greater financial flexibility when making time-sensitive payments.

The video below follows an example of a payment over the FedNow Service from start to finish, highlighting what financial institutions need to know about their role and responsibilities in the process.

The initial release of the FedNow Service provides baseline functionality supporting market needs for a range of use cases, including those growing in demand such as account-to-account (A2A) transfers and bill pay.

For in-depth educational content about the FedNow Service, visit FedNow Explorer (Off-site). To stay updated on key FedNow Service features and development, sign up for FedNow News.

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