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US Central Bank’s Fednow Payment Service to Launch in July, Economist Calls Timing ‘Suspicious’

March 22, 2023


The U.S. central bank is preparing to launch the Fednow payment service, and the Fed explains in a recently published blog post that there have been many interested candidates that want to utilize the service. The Fed details that entities planning to use the Fednow program in July include a “diverse mix of financial institutions of all sizes, the largest processors, and the U.S. Treasury.” According to Fednow program executive sponsor Tom Barkin, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the launch is an “important milestone” for “instant payments.”