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Notice 96-41


The Chief Operating Officer
of each financial institution in
the H ouston Office territory

Introduction of Check Image Services
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is pleased to announce the expansion of
Check Image services to the Houston Office beginning June 3, 1996.
Check imaging will be available to financial institutions who subscribe to
Image Enhanced Truncation or Image Enhanced E-MICR services. Image technology
will enable the Fed to offer an enhanced level of service by improving the response time
for check retrievals and by providing greater access to check information. To maximize
flexibility, image service options can be used in the combination that best suits a
financial institution’s operation.
The Fed can also capture MICR data, truncate checks, and provide the
options discussed below to institutions for over-the-counter items. Details concerning
this service will be handled on a case-by-case basis. A description of each service is
listed below.
Basic Image Capture -

This service represents the image capture of the front and
back of all Fed processed items. It is required for cus­
tomers who utilize the other image services.
Fees: $0,002 per item (front and back)
$5.00 daily minimum

Individual Image Retrieval -

This service can aid in the return item decision, for signa­
ture verification, or other research purposes. Requested
images can typically be delivered within two
hours following a request. Images can be delivered via

For additional copies, bankers and others are encouraged to use one o f the follow ing toll-free numbers in contacting the Federal
Reserve Bank o f Dallas: Dallas O ffice (800) 333 -4460; El Paso Branch Intrastate (800) 592-1631, Interstate (800) 351-1012; H ouston
Branch Intrastate (800) 392-4162, Interstate (800) 221-0363; San A ntonio Branch Intrastate (800) 292-5810.

This publication was digitized and made available by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Historical Library (

facsimile, or if a one-day delay is acceptable, on PC dis­
kette, paper, or CD-ROM (including media fees where

Recurring Image Retrieval -

$0.75 per item (front and back) notified via Fedline
$1.00 per item (front and back)
notified via Fax
$1.25 per item (front and back)
notified via phone

A financial institution may request that images of certain
types of items be sent on a daily basis. Criteria for selec­
tion include: dollar amount threshold, specific account
numbers or random sampling. Images can be delivered
via facsimile, or if a one-day delay is acceptable, on PC
diskette, paper, or CD-ROM.
Fees: $0.20* per item (front side only)
$0.25* per item (front and back)
*Plus media fee where applicable

Select Image Bulk Delivery -

A financial institution may receive images on certain types
of checks on a bulk-volume media. A typical application
for this service is if an institution delivers image state­
ments on selected accounts only. Media options include:
8 millimeter helical tape or CD-ROM, which will be
available on the day after presentment.
Fees: $0,007 per item (front and back)
$10.00 daily minimum

All Image Bulk Delivery -

With this service, a financial institution can receive an
image file on 8 millimeter helical tape or CD-ROM con­
taining all its Fed processed checks. As with Select Image
Bulk Delivery, media will be available on the day after
Fees: $0,005 per item (front and back)
$10.00 daily minimum

Parameter Change Requests

A fee will be charged if an institution wants to change its
selection criteria or output media for all check image

$10.00 per occurrence after installation

Media Charges -

If an image file is delivered on media other than Fedline
or facsimile transmission, there will be a charge per oc­
currence. Credit will be given to the customer for each 8
millimeter tape return. CD-ROMs or PC diskettes are
not returnable.
Fees: $1.00 per PC diskette
$10.00 per 8 millimeter helical tape
$10.00 per CD-ROM disk

For more information, please contact Luke Richards, (713) 652-1544, at the
Houston Office. For additional copies of this Bank’s notice, please contact the Public
Affairs D epartm ent at (214) 922-5254.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102