Last year we made a business decision to hold off on price changes, an approach that recognized the uncertainties COVID-19 has created across the industry. Federal Reserve Financial Services is responding to the evolving, competitive market with products and services that meet customer needs and expectations while also making investments in the payments infrastructure.
The recently announced pricing changes for 2022 (Off-site), which take effect today, support our continued commitment to offering customers robust services while advancing key improvements in payments security and resiliency. We also remain committed to achieving cost recovery across all business lines over the long term.
See below for an overview of 2022 product and fee changes. The impact on your institution will depend on your product mix and volume. For more specific details, visit the Service Fees page on FRBservices.org®.
Services without fee changes in 2022:
- Accounting Services
- FedCash® Services
- FedComplete® Packages
- National Settlement Service
Services with fee changes in 2022:
In response to the continued decline of check volume in the industry, we have modestly increased the premium FedReceipt® fee and monthly participation fee for Check Services.
This fee increase supports the cost of maintaining our Check Services infrastructure as fewer checks are written each year. With FedReceipt Premium Delivery, the updated fee better aligns with the value financial institutions and their clients derive from differentiated Check Service features and early access to information.
As part of our commitment to evaluating tiers every other year, we reviewed and reset tier assignments to better align with receiver volume, which will benefit financial institutions as check usage continues to evolve.
As the nation’s central bank, we remain committed to ensuring timely and dependable check processing.
As the ACH network continues to grow, we have significantly invested in our processing infrastructure to support volume, speed and security needs. We have focused our price changes for FedACH Services on areas with product enhancements, such as the extended timeframe for receiving depository financial institutions (RDFIs) to derive their own returns and improved FedPayments® Reporter options.
Customers using the monthly bundled service will see a fee change when the package discount ends in 2022.
FedLine customers utilizing contemporary solutions — including FedLine Direct®, FedLine Command®, FedLine Advantage® and FedLine Web® — will see modest to no fee increases for these technologies in 2022, depending on the solution.
We have increased fees for FedMail® Email (for customers utilizing the FedLine Web Solution and above) and FedMail Fax to help address the rising costs of supporting these solutions and encourage customers to move to contemporary technologies like the FedLine Web Solution. The FedLine subscribers – Pack of 5 fee has also increased.
Fedwire® Funds Service
We have increased fees for the Fedwire Funds Service due to ongoing technology investments planned for 2022 and higher operating costs. The transfer price for 2022 includes an increase for all three tiers, the offline surcharge and the monthly participation fee to help address the costs.
Fedwire Securities Service
We have decreased the agency transfer fee for the Fedwire Securities Service to reflect the current costs of providing the service and to align fees across security types.
If you have any questions about product and fee changes or how they may affect your institution, please contact your account executive.
We value the trust you place in our services and look forward to working with you this year.