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August Same Day ACH Numbers Heat Up

September 26, 2019
Same Day ACH had an impressive August, showing large gains over a year earlier. And the number of Same Day PPD payments more than doubled.
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Getting Your Money Via ACH: Faster is Better

September 20, 2019
As a general rule, faster is better. After all, who doesn’t like less traffic, or a plane that lands early? By the same token, who wouldn’t want to get their money quicker? That’s why there’s a lot to like about the new rule making ACH credits available in bank accounts sooner.  
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Pay on Payday: Direct Deposit is Money in the Bank

August 25, 2019
How many times have you heard some version of “never take anything for granted”? Sometimes in this modern, digital age we forget about all the conveniences afforded us by advancements in technology, and we ignore that things haven’t always been done the way they are now. With real-time payments systems being built, real-time has been the topic du jour lately as it relates to paychecks.
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What Are APIs and How Are They Changing Banking?

August 13, 2019
Published in PaymentsJournal on August 13, 2019 If you keep up with the payments industry, you’re bound to have heard about APIs. It seems like every day brings fresh articles covering the newest APIs in glowing terms. From improving digital banking to facilitating Same Day ACH payments, APIs are having a major impact on payments and the wider financial industry. But what are APIs and how exactly are they changing the payment ecosystem? APIs 101: a crash course on communication API stands for application programming interface.
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Nacha’s API Standardization: A Necessary Undertaking

July 23, 2019
Nacha is leading the industry effort on API standardization. To accomplish this objective, Nacha supports Afinis Interoperability Standards, a membership-based governance organization that brings together diverse collaborators to develop implementable, interoperable, and portable financial services standards.
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Why it Pays for Nonprofits to Encourage ACH/EFT Donations

July 18, 2019
It’s a nonprofit no-brainer: Encourage recurring donations through ACH/EFT.  “Those organizations that have been doing this, that started with EFT early on, they get it,” said Erica Waasdorp, founder and president of the fundraising consulting firm A Direct Solution, and author of “Monthly Giving. The Sleeping Giant.” She works with organizations of all sizes, but focuses on small donors—generally $250 or less—with an emphasis on monthly giving.  At a recent fundraising conference, Waasdorp’s co-presenter told her that 18% of her organization’s sustainers give by direct debit.
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