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All Participant Memorandum (APM)
APM 12-06: Transmitting Funds Through - New Limit on Credit Card Transactions
Published Date: 4/23/2012

The Department of Treasury, Financial Management Service Division, recently announced a change to its limit on credit card transactions for agencies transmitting funds by Effective June 30, 2012 and thereafter, Issuers must limit their credit card payment so that individual transactions are no more than $49,999.99. This limit has been lowered from the current amount of $99,999.99.

The table below reflects the new payment limitation.

​Type of Payment ​Description ​Payment May Not Exceed
​Credit Card ​Accepted types of credit cards:  American Express, Discover (including JCB cards), Mastercard, and Visa ​$49,999.99

For an Issuer that attempts multiple credit card transactions on the same business day using the same credit card, the credit card transaction(s) that causes the aggregate amount of payments to exceed the limit of $49,999.99 will be rejected.

Issuers may continue to use the ACH Direct Debit option for payments that do not exceed $99,999,999.99.

Chapter 6 of the Ginnie Mae Mortgage-Backed Securities Guide, 5500.3, Rev. 1 (“Guide”) has been updated and is available under the “What’s New” section of the Ginnie Mae website, This change will be officially incorporated in the Guide on June 30, 2012.

For additional assistance, Issuers may contact Ginnie Mae’s Office of Finance at (202) 401-2064.

Online Library Link: APM 12-06