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FIDM Processing Timeline

Informatix operates the data match on a quarterly cycle:

January – March

April – June

July – September

October – December

Each quarter consists of 12 weeks during which the financial institutions can send in their method 1 file or perform the match and return the file to Informatix. If the financial institution is method 2, they will receive the obligor file for matching on the scheduled week of their choice. Method 1 financial institutions have the flexibility to choose which week to send their “all accounts” file.

On the first day of each quarter (January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, October 1st), Informatix merges all inquiry files received from member states and begins creating files to send to Financial Institutions (FI's) and Service Providers (SP's) who process using Method Two (matched accounts). As updates from the states are received throughout the quarter, Informatix will generate new Inquiry files for financial institutions electing to match later in the quarter.

Reminder emails will be sent to the financial institutions, (both Method 1 and Method 2) the Monday of their scheduled week to ensure on-time filing. Inquiry files are sent out to Method 2 financial institutions that have elected to receive physical media on their scheduled week. The Inquiry file will be made available on the IDEC website for financial institutions to download.

Informatix can receive files from the financial institutions throughout the quarter up until the very last day of each quarter. As files are received they are processed within 48 hours. Results are sent to the IDEConsotium states weekly, monthly or quarterly as determined by each state.