November 13, 2014

Federal Reserve offers six-day term deposits through its Term Deposit Facility

For release at 12:00 p.m. EST

On November 17, 2014, the Federal Reserve will conduct a fixed-rate offering of term deposits through its Term Deposit Facility (TDF) that will incorporate an early withdrawal feature. This feature will allow depository institutions to obtain a return of funds prior to the maturity date subject to an early withdrawal penalty. The Federal Reserve will offer six-day term deposits with an interest rate of 0.28000 percent and a maximum tender amount of $20,000,000,000.

Regarding the operation that will be conducted on November 24, 2014, the terms will be set to avoid settlement falling on a federal holiday. On November 24, 2014, the Federal Reserve will offer eight-day term deposits that will settle on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, and mature on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Additional details for this operation, including the maximum award amount, rate offered, early withdrawal penalty, and other terms, will be announced nearer to the time of the operation on the Board's website.

Description of Operation and Tender Parameters

TDF Operation ID:    


Operation Format:




Interest Rate: 


Early withdrawal feature included:


Penalty rate for early withdrawal:


Operation Date:

Monday, November 17, 2014

Opening Time:

10:00 a.m. ET

Closing Time:

2:00 p.m. ET

Notification Date (summary results):

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Settlement Date:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Maturity Date:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014



Tender Parameters


Maximum Number of Tenders:


Minimum Tender Amount:


Tender Increment:      


Maximum Tender Amount (per institution):


Award Minimum Amount:


Award Maximum Amount:   


Submission of Tender
Participants must submit tenders by accessing the Term Deposit Facility application ( ) between the opening time and the closing time on the operation date.

All tenders that are complete and compliant with the operation parameters listed above will be automatically awarded in full.

Early Withdrawal
The penalty for obtaining a return of funds prior to the maturity date includes the forfeiture of all interest on the term deposit plus an additional fee of 0.75000 percent at an annual rate applied to the principal over the entire term of the deposit. Requests for early withdrawal must be made between 10:00 a.m. ET and 12:00 p.m. ET.

See the TDF Resource Center for additional details regarding this feature and the terms and conditions for early withdrawal ( ).

Participants will be able to view their awards by accessing the Term Deposit Facility application.

Summary operation results will be published on the Board of Governors' website ( at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET on the notification date.

As noted in the Federal Reserve Board's September 4, 2014, release, this operation is part of the continuing program of operational testing of policy tools designed to provide eligible institutions with an opportunity to gain familiarity with term deposit operations. The operation will be conducted as specified in this announcement, Regulation D, and the terms and conditions of the Term Deposit Facility ( ).

For media inquiries, call 202-452-2955.

Last Update: November 13, 2014