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NACHA’s Government Relations Advisory Group Hosts Annual Capitol Hill Day to Highlight Electronic Payments and ACH Network Advancements

Posted June 7, 2016

Each year, members of NACHA's Government Relations Advisory Group ​(GRAG), which include leaders from large and small financial institutions and Regional Payments Associations from across the country, meet with Congressional representatives and staff to continue education on the ACH Network, ACH payments and the NACHA Operating Rules.

Congressman Gerald E. Connolly of Virginia Designates May as Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH Month

Posted May 12, 2016

Congressman Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly of Virginia issued a proclamation into the Congressional Record designating May as Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH Month.

NACHA Announces Winners of Inaugural ‘NACHA Challenge’ at PAYMENTS 2016

Posted April 20, 2016

NACHA announced today the winning teams of the NACHA Challenge, a team competition to foster new ways to improve the ACH end-user experience by filling market gaps or removing friction points.

NACHA Announces 2016 Payments System Awards Recipients

Posted April 19, 2016

PHOENIX, April 19, 2016 – NACHA—The Electronic Payments Association® today announced the recipien

Upcoming Events

Jun 30

Webinar: Is it an Unauthorized ACH Debit or Consumer Fraud? Biller Best Practices

Many consumers allow their billers to directly debit their bank accounts to pay their bills.

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.

Jul 26

Webinar: Same Day ACH for Businesses: Defining Opportunities & Implementation Essentials

Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments get a high octane boost this September with the launch of

 

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. 

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.