Blog Posts

August 25, 2020
For many colleges and universities, the fall 2020 semester is posing numerous challenges no one would have expected a year ago. But one challenge that never seems to change is the need to raise money. Alumni and families are often willing to help, but is your school making the most of its fundraising efforts?
August 5, 2020
In the best of times, things can get hectic in a hurry. And the last few months haven’t exactly been the best of times. Which makes it that much more important to simplify your financial life. 
August 4, 2020
In just a few days, Alliance members will gather virtually to discuss how payments of all varieties (electronic, contactless, Same Day, real-time and more) have fared during the COVID-19 pandemic. The day will include six action-packed sessions that will dissect what the “new normal” means for the payments industry, businesses and consumers, including: 
August 3, 2020
That didn’t take long at all.  The ACH Contact Registry opened for business on July 1, and within a matter of days there were success stories to tell. Like when Eric Wester at UMACHA got a call from a member needing help with a missing payroll credit. Wester suggested getting in touch with the RDFI to track down the status of the payment.
July 15, 2020
If you are like the rest of us, both your home and professional lives may have experienced some jolts due to the ongoing pandemic. And the payments industry has not been immune either. As business conditions continue to change, now is the perfect time for Alliance members to meet virtually to discuss the shifting landscape and new opportunities that lie ahead. Sessions include:
July 14, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has been a learning experience in many ways, including how we conduct business and make payments. One thing many people have discovered is that paying with paper is a big pain point—especially under the constraints of social distancing—whereas paying electronically, including by ACH, is really very easy.
July 7, 2020
As communities begin to recover from the effects of COVID-19, businesses also are starting the long process of returning to normal – slowly, but surely. And there are definitely some lessons learned. The key one, of course, is how to make payments remotely. 
July 2, 2020
Dr. Amy Adair, a pediatric dentist in Northern Virginia, wrote an opinion piece on why electronic funds transfers (EFTs) for claims payments work well for dentists, especially during the pandemic. It appeared in the American Dental Association's ADA News. Earlier this year, Nacha did a case study on Dr. Adair.
June 30, 2020
July is the time we take a moment to celebrate America’s independence. While the coronavirus might have ruled out fireworks shows or a trip to the beach, it shouldn’t impede your path to financial independence. Saving money every payday is the first step, and Direct Deposit is a great way to either get started or to ramp up. 
June 11, 2020
Mercator Advisory Group recently held a webinar to further discuss the findings of its new white paper titled “The Expanding Role of ACH in the Era of Faster Payments.”  Michael Herd, Nacha’s Senior Vice President of ACH Network Administration, and Sarah Grotta, Mercator’s Director of Debit and Alternative Products Advisory Service and author of the white paper, discussed hot topics, including: 
June 10, 2020
1. Help Yourself. Someday you’re going to need to find the right person at another financial institution to help you. Registering promptly for the ACH Contact Registry gives you access to all the other FI contacts that have registered. 2. Help Others. Someday someone at another FI might need help from your institution. Make it easy for them to find you by registering promptly and keeping your info up to date.
June 9, 2020
Part 4 of 4 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)