The Federal Reserve’s digital payments system, which it promises will help speed up the way money moves, will debut in July. From a report: FedNow, as it will be known, will create “a leading-edge payments system that is resilient, adaptive, and accessible,” said Richmond Fed President Tom Barkin, who is the program’s executive sponsor. The system will allow bill payments, money transfers such as paychecks and disbursements from the government, as well as a host of other consumer activities to move more rapidly and at lower cost, according to the program’s goals. Participants will complete a training and certification process in early April, according to a Fed announcement.
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