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The American Economy Runs on ACH, Says Mercator Advisory Group White Paper

HERNDON, Va., May 28, 2020 – The ACH Network is woven into the daily payment activity of American consumers, businesses and government, says a Mercator Advisory Group white paper published today titled, “The Expanding Role of ACH in the Era of Faster Payments.” The paper also highlights how – as payments become faster – ACH supports the future of the industry with Same Day ACH, while providing the money-movement infrastructure for many other payment products.

Nacha Reports ACH Network Growth of 7.1% in First Quarter 2020; Expects Slowdown Due to COVID-19

HERNDON, Va., April 9, 2020 – The ACH Network opened 2020 with a strong first quarter, as the number of payments rose 7.1% from a year earlier. The results were driven primarily through robust growth occurring prior to the slowdown of economic activity due to COVID-19.

“While ACH results for the entire first quarter are positive, the current coronavirus national emergency is already impacting payment system volumes, including the ACH,” said Jane Larimer, Nacha President and CEO. 

23 States Now Joined in Multi-state Licensing Agreement for Money Services Businesses

On Jun 24, 2019 the Conference of State Bank Supervisors announced that a current total of 23 states have now joined a multi-state licensing agreement standardizing processes for non-bank money services businesses (MSBs), including fintech companies, with California and North Carolina being among the most recent to join. This expands upon the original agreement established in February 2018, which had seven participants. The Agreement represents just one part of a set of initiatives laid out by CSBS and state regulators in their Vision 2020, an effort to create a 50-state integrated system for licensing and supervision of MSBs and fintechs.

"The collaboration among these 23 states has significantly streamlined the licensing process for participating companies," stated Charlie Clark, director of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions. "This is a new era in the state system where we are not only coordinating but actively relying on our fellow regulators."