Payments SmartCast

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Listen to conversations of interest to the payments community.



Season 2, Episode 5: Author Shola Richards on the Power of Positivity

Shola Richards brings his passion and energy for the benefits of focusing on kindness and civility in the workplace. Listen to his discussion about how creating an organizational culture based on positivity is essential for long-term success, and then register for Smarter Faster Payments, taking place in Las Vegas April 16-19, where you can hear him speak live!



Season 2, Episode 4: Learn from the Experts: Third-Party Senders and the ACH Network

Nacha's subject matter experts recently updated the payments publication "Third-Party Senders and the ACH Network". Listen in to hear more about how the new edition considers both the ODFI and the Third-Party Sender on the latest Nacha Operating Rules changes, provides tips on risk management, and offers real-world examples of Third-Party Sender relationships.



Season 2, Episode 3: A Deep Dive into Nacha’s Micro-Entry Rule

Amy Morris, Senior Director of ACH Network Rules at Nacha, discusses Nacha's Micro-Entry Rule, what it means, timelines and enforcement, the transactions that are impacted, and what organizations that use Micro-Entries need to do to comply with the Rule.



Season 2, Episode 2: Registration is Open for Smarter Faster Payments 2023, the Premier Payments Conference

Nacha just opened registration for Smarter Faster Payments 2023, which will take place April 16-19 in Las Vegas. Nell Campbell-Drake, AAP, Vice President of Industry Relations for Federal Reserve Financial Services and a member of the Payments 2023 Conference Planning Committee, and Stephanie Prebish, AAP, APRP, CTP, Managing Director of Association Services at Nacha, talk about the conference, the topics the sessions will address, and the benefits of attending.



Season 2, Episode 1: Nacha’s Phixius Service: Meeting Customers’ Account Validation Needs

Nacha Rules now require ACH users to include account validation within a commercially reasonably fraudulent transaction detection system for the first use of new account information. Created and operated by Nacha, Phixius is a peer-to-peer network where financial institutions, fintechs and businesses can exchange and verify payment-related information securely, instantly, and across multiple payment types to streamline payment validations and comply with Nacha Rules. Rob Unger, Nacha’s Senior Director of Network Development & Strategic Initiatives, joined two Phixius customers--Scott Goldthwaite, President of Aliaswire and Todd Youngren, President of Avenu, to discuss Phixius’ account validation application and how using Phixius is helping their businesses.



Episode 9: Smarter, Faster Payments 2022: Together Again is a Good Place to Be

After a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nacha's in-person Smarter Faster Payments Conference will return May 1-4 in Nashville, Tennessee. With May just around the corner, participants can save hundreds of dollars by registering before March 18, 2022.



Episode 8: Pandemic Payments and the Use of the ACH Network

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government provided much-needed resources to millions of Americans, including child tax credit payments and economic impact payments. Bill Sullivan, Nacha's Senior Director & Group Manager for Government & Industry Relations, discusses with Ken Corbin, the Wage and Investment Commissioner and Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer at the IRS, the ACH Network's critical role in getting these payments to Americans quickly and safely.



Episode 7: Direct Deposit Benefits Taxpayers

On January 24, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service began accepting and processing 2021 tax year returns. Bill Sullivan, Nacha's Senior Director & Group Manager for Government & Industry Relations, sat down with Ken Corbin, the Wage and Investment Commissioner and Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer at the IRS, to discuss how choosing direct deposit will help taxpayers receive their tax refunds faster than choosing paper checks.



Episode 6: Looking Back/Looking Forward with Jane Larimer

The ACH Network saw new challenges in 2021, from economic impact payments and child tax credits to a surge in B2B payments. But Nacha President and CEO Jane Larimer says she believes the ACH Network “met all of the challenges the year threw at it with aplomb.” Join Jane Larimer for the year in review and a look ahead to 2022.



Episode 5: Same Day ACH 5th Anniversary

Same Day ACH marks its fifth anniversary in September 2021. Learn more about its inception, the practical application for businesses, and a perspective on what’s next for Same Day ACH, as we chat with Mike Herd, Nacha Senior Vice President, ACH Network Administration.



Episode 4: Meaningful Modernization

Meaningful Modernization is coming very soon. Learn more about what these Nacha Rules changes mean for ACH Network participants.



Episode 3: ACH for Nonprofits

One of Nacha’s goals has been to increase the use of electronic bank transfers by charitable and religious groups. To that end, Nacha recently completed a major overhaul of its Nonprofit Toolkit, which has pretty much everything a charitable group would need to start or expand its program. The Toolkit is available at



Episode 2: The ACH Risk Management Handbook

Discover why this recently updated publication is an important resource for you. Purchase the new edition from the Nacha store.



Episode 1: The Story of Payments

Find out what it's all about. Listen in on this interview with the authors of a new book now available in the Nacha store.


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