Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

Washington
Fed to study check electronic payment methods
WASHINGTON (1/21/10)--The Federal Reserve (Fed) on Wednesday announced that it will undertake further study of “the current volume and composition of check and electronic payments in the United States.” The Fed study, which will collect information on the “annual number, dollar value and composition of retail noncash payments in the United States,” is similar to studies completed by the Fed in 2001, 2004 and 2007. “The Credit Union National Association’s Payments Subcommittee plans to follow the development of these studies closely, interact with those undertaking the work, and provide information to the Fed as it pursues these studies,” CUNA Deputy Counsel Mary Dunn said. The 2010 study, when combined with the results of these earlier studies, “will provide aggregate estimates and current trends in the use of noncash payment instruments by U.S. consumers and businesses,” the Fed said. “Previous studies have revealed significant changes in the U.S. payments system over time, including a continuing decline in the use of checks and growing use of electronic payments, such as automated clearinghouse, electronic banking transactions, credit cards, debit cards and stored value cards,” the release added. Early results of the studies should be released later this year.


RSS print
News Now LiveWire
July 's Fed Bank's "FedFocus" has some interesting articles: incl cost/benefits of $1 currency 2 coin conversion ttp://tinyurl.com/nybmnhh
1 Day ago
Do you wish you were a News Now subscriber? Go here: http://t.co/7evfBSjeMx
1 Day ago
Financial education for student body key part of Altura #creditunion, UC-Riverside partnership #NewsNow http://t.co/Xp6OJd66o6
1 Day ago
.@VTcreditunions gains 200 new FB followers in just 2 wks to reach 1,000 http://t.co/I89xJcv4Jg
1 Day ago
.@CUNA is testifying on reg relief Tues,July 15 at 2 p.m. be4 Hs Fin Serv Subc. Here is the agenda and witness list: http://t.co/yBRhlmdqHt
1 Day ago