Borrow from the Federal Reserve's Discount Window



Today's Discount Window

Depository institutions have a safety net that provides funding and liquidity, even if they never need it.

The Federal Reserve's Discount Window is a source of temporary funding available to depository institutions regardless of whether they have a Federal Reserve account or are a member.



Test Your Access

Institutions are encouraged to periodically test their ability to borrow at the Discount Window to ensure there are no complications. If your institution already has the Discount Window in your plans, you can easily complete a test by calling the Credit Risk Management Department at 1-800-333-2987 and requesting a small, one-day loan.


Use Seasonal Credit for Long-Term Borrowing

Seasonal Lending Program Brochure

The Seasonal Lending Program is designed to assist smaller institutions in meeting funding needs that are generally caused by cyclical fluctuations in loan demand or deposit declines.  The Seasonal Lending Program brochure highlights qualification and program requirements, interest rates, and contact information.


Contact Us

Call (800) 333-2987 or e-mail credit@kc.frb.org.
Mailing address:
Credit and Risk Management Department
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, Missouri 64198

For more information, please visit the Federal Reserve System Discount Window website.