Offering of United States Savings Bonds, Series I
A Series I savings bond accrues interest based on both a fixed rate of return and a semiannual inflation rate. A single, annual interest rate called the composite rate reflects the combined effects of the fixed rate and the semiannual inflation rate. This amendment clarifies that the fixed rate of return and the composite rate will always be greater than or equal to 0%. This amendment is for clarification purposes only and makes no substantive change to the existing regulations.
Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book-Entry System
The Department of the Treasury is announcing a new fee schedule applicable to transfers of U.S. Treasury book-entry securities maintained on the National Book-Entry System (NBES) that occur on or after January 2, 2009. The basic fee for the transfer of a Treasury book-entry security will increase from $.28 to $.30. The Federal Reserve funds movement fee will remain at $.05, resulting in a combined fee of $.35 for each Treasury securities transfer. In addition to the basic fee, off-line transfers have a surcharge. The surcharge for an off-line Treasury book-entry transfer will remain $33.00.