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What are the benefits of FedNow?

One primary benefit of FedNow is that it will likely open up instant payment services to more financial institutions, including smaller, community banks. For individuals, FedNow could entail faster access to paychecks. For businesses, instant payments can promote efficiency, reduce errors, and improve customer convenience.

As FedNow adoption grows, more people will potentially benefit from faster payments. The adoption and success of FedNow will rely on multiple institutions and individuals—the so-called “faster payments ecosystem” detailed below.

Connie Theien, SVP at the Federal Reserve System, explains the differences between FedNow and other payment rails. Watch the full conversation here.

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FedNow is a new payment rail that enables faster bank payments for financial institutions of any size, in any community, 365 days of the year.

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No, FedNow does not use blockchain technology and is not a blockchain payment rail.

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Both businesses and consumers can access FedNow if their bank offers it.

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The maximum amount for a FedNow credit transfer will be $100,000.

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The timeline for FedNow centers around a July 2023 launch date.

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FedNow is different from RTP because they are each distinct payment rails.

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