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The Fed Explains the Payments System

The latest in the Atlanta Fed's animated video series explores the U.S. payments system, which every day handles millions of transactions between buyers and sellers. Learn about the Fed's role in keeping the nation's payments system secure and efficient.
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Explore 100 Years of Fed History

Visit the History Web Gateway to learn about the Federal Reserve's role in the national economy. This new online resource features a wealth of materials, including hundreds of archived images, biographies, and essays on major events in the Fed's 100-year history.
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Board Issues Redesigned $100 Note

The Federal Reserve on Tuesday began supplying financial institutions with a redesigned $100 note that incorporates new advanced security features to help deter counterfeiting.
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Frauds and Scams

Don't be a target! Find government alerts, publications, and other resources about financial scams aimed at individuals and institutions.

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Guide to Your First Bank Account

Why have a bank account? What type? This brochure explains opening and managing an account

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