Latest News

NACHA to Recognize Nearly 400 New Recipients of the Accredited ACH Professional Credential during National AAP Recognition Day on Feb. 9

Posted February 9, 2016

In honor of National AAP Recognition Day, NACHA announced it recently awarded 375 individuals the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) credential. More than 4,300 professionals currently hold the credential.

NACHA Adds New Directors to its Board

Posted February 2, 2016

NACHA today announced the addition of four new and two re-elected directors to its Board. The Board consists of 19 voting directors representing a diverse set of depository financial institutions of all sizes and types that use and support the ACH Network.

NACHA Announces HighRadius as the Preferred Partner for Cash Application Services

Posted January 28, 2016

NACHA’s Preferred Partner Program identifies leading providers and innovators that work with NACHA to better advocate for technological advancements for the industry and education on best practices in support of the ACH Network and ACH payments.

PAYMENTS 2016 to Feature Inaugural NACHA Challenge

Posted January 19, 2016

NACHA announced today that it has launched the NACHA Challenge, a team competition for up to $25,000 in prize money to foster new ways to improve the ACH end-user experience by filling market gaps or removing friction points. 

Upcoming Events

Feb 22

Payments Innovation Alliance Member Meeting

Hotel Nikko - San Francisco, California

Additional Information to be provided soon.

Apr 17

PAYMENTS 2016

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

Attending the annual PAYMENTS conference puts you in touch with more than 2,200 payments leaders in the center of today’s mission-critical payments conversations.

May 1

Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH Month

Celebrate! May is Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH Month. 

Jul 17

The Payments Institute

Emory Conference Center Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Attending The Payments Institute gives you needed knowledge and skills to succeed in the payments industry.

 

More than 10,000 financial institutions support NACHA — The Electronic Payments Association. Together, we make billions of transactions safe and secure every year and pursue new ways to connect people and payments.

Rules Changes

Improving ACH Network Quality - Unauthorized Entry Fee

Upcoming - Effective 10/3/2016

This rule is intended to improve ACH Network quality by reducing the incidence of ACH debits that are returned as unauthorized. 

Same Day ACH: Moving Payments Faster

Upcoming - Effective 9/23/2016

This Rule will provide a new, ubiquitous capability for moving ACH payments faster and enable the same-day processing of virtually any ACH payment. 
 

ACH Network Risk and Enforcement Topics

Recently implemented - Effective 9/18/2015

This Rule will improve the overall quality of the ACH Network by reducing the incidence of returned Entries and the associated costs, both financial and reputational, that such returned Entries impose on the ACH Network and its participants. 

Person-to-Person Payments via ACH

Recently implemented - Effective 3/20/2015

The rule builds on the first phase of implementation in March 2014 to require the origination of all P2P payments via the ACH Network to use the credit WEB format.

Nothing open for comment

 

More than 10,000 financial institutions support NACHA — The Electronic Payments Association. Together, we make billions of transactions safe and secure every year and pursue new ways to connect people and payments.