Looking for information on what’s happening in U.S. payments these days? Need to reference Federal Reserve Bank economic data, research periodicals or working papers? In its role as the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve regularly conducts studies to help policymakers, the industry and the public better understand – and improve – the U.S. payment system. The Fed posts these new insights across the System’s Board and district websites. Check out the list below for links to a vast array of Federal Reserve research from the last few years:

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Check out the Federal Reserve Payments Study (Off-site) – to estimate aggregate trends in U.S. noncash payments, this study uses data collected from surveys of depository institutions, payment networks, issuers and processors. The 2019 Federal Reserve Payments Study, seventh in a series of triennial studies, found accelerating growth overall in core noncash payments (ACH, cards and checks) from 2015 to 2018 compared to the previous three years.