As previously communicated, the complete E-Payments Routing Directory data files, including Fedwire® and FedACH® Participant files, will no longer be publicly available on FRBservices.orgSM after December 9, 2018. The individual Search Fedwire/FedACH RDFI Participants lookup will remain. The same, complete E-Payments Routing Directory data files are available to credentialed users via the FedLine Web® and FedLine Advantage® Solutions.

Action Item:

Any organizations still using to download the complete data files should take action now to obtain this data either from FedLine® Home or via their bank or credit union as soon as possible. If you do not take action, any processes you have in place to source the data from will be disrupted on December 9, 2018.

To receive the complete data files after December 9, 2018, financial institutions with a FedLine Solution may retrieve this data either by automating the download directly into their backend systems by setting up a script, or they may manually download the data and use the generated .txt file. Non-banking institutions must contact the bank or credit union that they use to facilitate their Automated Clearing House (ACH) and wire payments to request an E-Payments Routing Directory download code to automate the download into their backend systems.

Financial institutions are encouraged to proactively reach out to their corporate customers that currently utilize the directory to assist them with obtaining this data. Accurate routing data for payments improves the overall payments system and minimizes transaction errors, saving time and money for both financial institutions and their corporate customers.

Details about the ways your financial institution and your corporate customers can retrieve the E-Payments Routing Directory data are available in our “Complete E-Payments Routing Directory file to be removed December 9, 2018Fed360® article. You may also find additional information on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. More detailed FAQs are available in FedLine Home.