Bank Reserve Settlement
A two-week period that ends every other Wednesday during which commercial banks must meet reserve requirements stipulated by the Federal Reserve.
Why do Investors Care?
This is primarily of interest to institutional investors and securities brokers who deal with extremely short-term financing (borrowing or lending) to meet cash management needs. For example, short term rates such as the overnight lending rate might be pressured upward by heavy demand for funds in the final few days of the Bank Reserve Settlement period.