What is a Nonmember Depository Institution?

A depository institution (commercial bank, mutual savings bank, savings and loan association, credit union, or US agency or branch of a foreign bank) that is not a member of the Federal Reserve System. Nonmember depository institutions that offer transaction accounts or nonpersonal time deposits are subject to reserve requirements set by the Federal Reserve, and they also have access to the Federal Reserve discount window and Federal Reserve services on the same terms as member banks.