Get to Know Nacha's Membership Programs

If you’re involved in payments, there’s a Nacha membership program that’s right for you. Memberships are offered on an organizational level – all employees receive member benefits. Scroll through the information below to see which program is best for you or view our handy Membership Comparison Chart.
Affiliate Program Membership
Affiliate Program Membership

Stay connected with Nacha and the developments impacting the ACH Network. The Affiliate Program is an entry-level membership option for organizations who want to stay current and expand their knowledge on the Nacha Operating Rules while also helping to influence and enhance the quality of electronic payments moving through the ACH Network.

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Affiliate Program Benefits

  • Participate in up to 5 hours of complimentary Nacha Operating Rules-focused webinars a year, which are also eligible for up to 6 AAP/APRP Continuing Education Credits.
  • Receive real-time announcements directly from Nacha about ACH Network activities and the impact to your organization.
  • Receive a designated Nacha point of contact to help answer your ACH Rules questions quickly.
  • Contribute in meaningful ways to a variety of Nacha committees, workgroups and other stakeholder groups that help to influence the direction of the ACH Network.
  • Share your perspective by commenting on proposed Nacha Operating Rules changes.
  • Use the Affiliate Program logo on your organization’s website and marketing collateral to demonstrate your dedication to the ACH Network and the payments industry.
  • Highlight your organization’s products, services or expertise in the online Member Directory.
  • Receive a complimentary copy of the Nacha Operating Rules publication annually (one per organization).

$950, federally insured depository financial institutions*

$1,350, all other stakeholders

Payments Innovation Alliance Membership
Payments Innovation Alliance Membership

The Alliance is the leading membership group of smart, savvy payments professionals who believe in driving innovation. The Alliance brings together diverse, global stakeholders to grow and advance future payment trends, collaborate, and provide solutions to help member organizations remain competitive.

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Payments Innovation Alliance Benefits

Learn from the Experts
With a diverse membership of industry thought leaders, the Alliance showcases its expertise through meeting sessions, member webinars, and other curated content – all to help propel you in your career and help position your organization for success. 

Connect and Interact
The Alliance provides both in-person and virtual opportunities throughout the year for members to network with other payments executives and professionals, build connections with potential clients and meet new industry friends.

Attend Alliance Membership Meetings
In-person meetings are held three times per year, two in the U.S. and one held internationally. Alliance meetings are interactive and designed to help members understand industry developments, discuss the challenges and collaborate on the solutions, all in a community-type setting.

Join a Project Team
Consisting of industry stakeholders, team members collaborate to create tools and develop resources designed to influence existing and emerging payment trends and drive change for the entire financial services ecosystem. 

Run for a leadership position
Our Advisory Committee helps chart the course of the Alliance, deciding areas of organizational focus and developing programs and projects. Committee members ensure our meetings and programs are addressing the leading issues of the day and are relevant for the evolving payments industry.

Participate in Members-only Webinars
Stay current on hot-button issues and further industry dialogue and collaboration via expert-led webinars around topics important to your organization.

Stay informed
Look for the Alliance Buzz newsletter, Nacha’s bi-weekly NewsLink, and other announcements about Alliance and Nacha activities that impact your organization.

Demonstrate thought leadership
Establish your thought leadership credentials through opportunities to participate on panels, webinars, Nacha committees, drafting white papers and more that help to influence the direction of the payments industry.

Receive Nacha Operating Rules support
Participate in Quarterly Nacha Operating Rules Update webinars where you can connect with Nacha Rules experts during live Q&A sessions.

Leverage AAP/APRP continuing education opportunities
Stay up-to-date on your CECs by earning AAP/APRP credits by attending Alliance meetings and members-only webinars.

Obtain access to Nacha
Receive a designated Nacha point of contact to answer questions about your membership, guide you to relevant resources, or help answer your ACH rules questions.

Save with discounted pricing
Receive special member pricing on Nacha publications, event registrations and exhibit space, accreditation programs and more.

Access the Nacha Operating Rules & Guidelines
Receive annual complimentary copy of the Nacha Operating Rules & Guidelines in the format of your choice.

$2,500 to $8,000, depending on your organization’s size and desired level of participation

Nacha Direct Membership
Nacha Direct Membership

Help shape the future of the ACH Network and the Nacha Operating Rules. Direct Financial Institution and Payments Association members are active participants in Nacha’s efforts to educate and advocate for the ACH Network with regulators, legislators, and other stakeholder organizations whose policies affect the payments system.

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Direct Member

  • Vote directly on Nacha Operating Rules ballots and participate in the Nacha rulemaking process.
  • Network with other payments industry leaders to share ideas and perspectives.
  • Receive early access to critical industry information providing you the opportunity to influence and prepare for upcoming changes.
  • Nominate, elect and serve on Nacha’s Board of Directors to help provide vision and leadership for the ACH Network and Nacha’s future.
  • Contribute to Nacha’s efforts to educate and advocate for the ACH Network with regulators, legislators and other stakeholder organizations whose policies affect the payments system.
  • Participate in the Nacha Lawyers Committee, a group of payments industry attorneys.

$38,050 (Financial Institutions Only). Contact Nacha for more information.