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Deposit Delays? Tell us about it!

As the checks you write are clearing faster, your bank can still put a “hold” on your deposit–delaying your ability to use your own money. The Federal Reserve Board is now studying this problem, and your experience with a delayed deposit could help change things. Tell us about your experience!