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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas l l★K HELEN E. HOLCOMB FIRST VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER September 5, 2002 DALLAS, TEXAS 75265-5906 Notice 02-47 TO: The Chief Operating Officer of each financial institution and others concerned in the Eleventh Federal Reserve District SUBJECT FedACHSM Information Services Via FedLine® for the Web DETAILS FedACHSM Information Services is now available via FedLine® for the Web, the Federal Reserve’s new online tool that provides rapid, flexible, and powerful access to Federal Reserve financial services. FedACH Information Services, the first of our ACH services to be delivered to you over the Internet, is part of a growing list of services available via FedLine for the Web. Services already available include accounting and billing information, cash services, savings bonds services, National Settlement Service agent inquiry, and check services, including adjustments, MICR file delivery, account totals, advice delivery, and file submission. FedACH Information Services: Enhanced Functionality, Flexibility, and Features Five broad categories of FedACH information are available to you via FedLine for the Web: settlement information; file, batch and item information; and customer profile information. This suite of information services will help you track, research, and account for your institution’s FedACH activity, whether you are originating or receiving payments. Settlement information is also available for respondent, correspondent, and account holders. File, Batch and Item Access With FedACH Information Services, sending points and receiving points will have access to file status information not previously available. Sending points can drill down from the file level to the batch level and view all files originated and received on the current or on the previous 10 business days. Sending points can also drill down from the batch level to the item level for rejected items. Receiving points have access to file information for the 10 previous business days. For additional copies, bankers and others are encouraged to use one of the following toll-free numbers in contacting the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas: Dallas Office (800) 333-4460; El Paso Branch Intrastate (800) 592-1631, Interstate (800) 351-1012; Houston Branch Intrastate (800) 392-4162, Interstate (800) 221-0363; San Antonio Branch Intrastate (800) 292-5810. -2With FedACH Information Services, originating and receiving depository financial institutions will have access to batch-level information as well as detailed item-level information for all of their transactions. Access to Customer Profiles FedLine for the Web subscribers using FedACH Information Services have access to other participating institutions’ profile information. This new source of ACH participant information means that you no longer need to move between applications or call us for participant information such as telephone numbers. You can instantly verify that an ABA is a part of the ACH network and determine the impact of mergers on the routing of ACH transactions. The customer profile also confirms whether commercial ACH activity can be sent to the profiled institution. Get Started with FedACH Information Services To get started, visit www.frbservices.org, click on “Get Started with FedLine for the Web”, then follow the instructions for registration and setup. If you already subscribe to FedLine for the Web, you can use the subscriber form to modify your existing certificates. MORE INFORMATION If you have questions about the services offered on the Web or if you would like to explore new services with the Federal Reserve, contact one of the business development account representatives listed below. Dallas Jim McCammon Susan Vice El Paso Angel del Toro Houston Michele Hitchings Kathy Waggoner San Antonio Rick Flansburg Jennifer Pruitt (214) 922-5491 (214) 922-5430 (915) 521-8205 (713) 652-9141 (713) 652-9146 (210) 978-1661 (210) 978-1662 Paper copies of this notice or previous Federal Reserve Bank notices can be printed from our web site at http://www.dallasfed.org/banking/notices/index.html. Sincerely, “FedLine” is a registered trademark of the Federal Reserve Banks. “FedACH” is a service mark of the Federal Reserve Banks.