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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. 

Alliance: New Year. New Decade. New Opportunities.

With a New Year and new decade come new opportunities. And what you don’t want to miss out on is the Payments Innovation Alliance’s 2020 Winter Meeting Feb. 19-21 in Las Vegas. This high-impact meeting provides members and guests the chance to come together to discuss and debate the topics that impact the business of payments.

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A key benefit of Alliance membership is the myriad opportunities to meet and collaborate with peers throughout the year. Alliance meetings are vital for incubating innovative solutions that help advance domestic and global payments. They provide a unique opportunity to ask questions and get answers from colleagues who are immersed in the issues on a day-to-day basis. 

Next month, in addition to a mix of hot-button business topics – including the regulatory implications for faster payments, an update from the Fed, and much more – the meeting for the first time will include a healthy dose of professional development opportunities. 

Make sure you attend the Friday sessions, which will include nationally acclaimed speakers Raquel Daniels, the director of diversity and inclusion for Southwest Airlines, and Gabe Zichermann, an author, a software entrepreneur, and an expert on gamification, user engagement and behavioral design. 

In the “Maintaining Diversity in the Workplace” session, Daniels will discuss how all areas of commerce are being asked to consider new ideas with regard to roles, responsibilities and functions of internal teams. Zichermann will discuss how to make teams more creative and forward-thinking in the “Failosophy: Fostering a Pro-Failure, Entrepreneurial Culture” session. 

While at the meeting, you also may want to check out one of our five vibrant Project Teams and seize the opportunity to get involved. These teams are at the forefront of shaping the future of payments. 

Interesting, right? You should meet us at the Park MGM in Las Vegas next month. Check out the full agenda. 

The Alliance membership is comprised of more than 200 organizations that span the payments industry spectrum – and there is plenty of room for you and your organization.

If you are already an Alliance member, register here. If you want to give the Alliance meeting a test run as a guest, or if you want to discuss joining as a member, contact Holly Price at or (703) 561-3960 to make the next move.