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Internal application testing for Check 21 system postponed

This article has been updated as of March 16, 2020 3:30 p.m. ET

The Federal Reserve Banks scheduled internal application testing for the Check 21 system on Saturday, March 21, 2020 has been postponed. On March 21 – 22, the Check 21 System will be operating normally and the production environment will be available.

We will continue to notify customers when internal testing is scheduled. When the internal testing occurs, please note the specific impact to your Check 21 file delivery processing will be as follows:

  • Internet customers using FedLine Web® or SecureTransport/Axway® will not be able to connect and upload files to the Federal Reserve until after the testing period is complete.
  • FedLine Direct® /Connect:Direct® customers will not be able to send files to the Federal Reserve Banks’ landing zone. Files must be submitted after the testing activities are completed and production processing resumes.
  • Small Value Payment Company (SVPCO) customers will be able to send files to the SVPCO Distributed Traffic Agent (DTA), but "pulled" and "validated" messages will not be generated. Files will remain in queue on the DTA until the Federal Reserve Banks re-enable connections to the DTA and production processing resumes.

Please direct questions to FedACH® and Check Services Customer Support. Thank you for your patience as we conduct these important tests.


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