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Nacha creates broadly adopted payment and financial messaging rules and standards through consensus-led governance, international collaboration, and innovative development practices. We continually advance the ubiquitous ACH Network and engage diverse stakeholders to accelerate a digital future of global financial services interoperability.

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Jane E. Larimer to be Next CEO of Nacha

Announcement Coincides with Refreshed Nacha Brand Uniting its Programs and Initiatives through New Visual Identity

ORLANDO, Fla., May 6, 2019 – The Nacha Board of Directors has selected Jane E. Larimer as the next President and CEO of Nacha effective July 1, 2019. The Board thanks Janet O. Estep, Nacha’s current President and CEO for her successful 11 years of leadership of Nacha and within the payments industry, and welcomes her assistance in the transition before she retires at the end of 2019.

Nacha Introduces the Nacha Corporate Experience

The Nacha Corporate Experience Combines Standards and Technology to Deliver a More Efficient Payments Experience for Today’s Businesses 

ORLANDO, Fla., May 6, 2019 – Today, Nacha introduces the Nacha Corporate Experience, a new way of demonstrating how businesses can more effectively exchange payments and information.

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Nacha’s Elevation Supports Traxpay in the Implementation of its Dynamic Financing Platform

April 24th, 2017
Elevation, Nacha’s consulting group, to write custom rules for Traxpay’s innovative platform   HERNDON, Va., April 24, 2017 – Nacha—The Electronic Payments Association® announced today that it has been selected by Traxpay, a Frankfurt-based fintech company, to create rules for its business-to-business (B2B) payments and financing platform.
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Nacha Launches the Mutual of Omaha Bank Corporate Learning Center at PAYMENTS 2017

April 12th, 2017
Features specialized education for payments professionals from business, state and local government, higher education, and charitable and religious organizations   HERNDON, Va., April 12, 2017 – Nacha—The Electronic Payments Association® announced today it will launch the Mutual of Omaha Bank Corporate Learning Center featuring specialized education for payments professionals from business, state and local government, higher education, and charitable and religious organizations at PAYMENTS 2017.   The conference, which is the definitive destination for faster payments education, will take pla
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Nacha Announces Finalists for the 2017 Payments Awards

April 4th, 2017
Online voting for the winner of the Nacha Excellence in Payments Award now open; voting for Nacha Challenge Award will take place on site at PAYMENTS 2017   HERNDON, Va., April 4, 2017 – Nacha—The Electronic Payments Association® announced today the finalists for the 2017 Payments Awards, which celebrate proven accomplishment and leadership in the payments industry and recognize and reward the payments innovations defining the future. The Payments Awards, for which Nacha received three dozen proposals for consideration from payments industry participants, include the Nacha Excellence in Payme
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Panel of Industry Experts to Discuss the Innovation Culture in Financial Services at Nacha’s PAYMENTS 2017

March 29th, 2017
Speakers from the Filene Research Institute, MUFG Union Bank, and Oliver Wyman will provide a roadmap for new ideas from research to action   HERNDON, Va., March 29, 2017 – Nacha—The Electronic Payments Association® announced today it has completed its slate of keynote speakers with a panel of payments industry experts that will discuss the innovation process at PAYMENTS 2017. PAYMENTS, the definitive destination for faster payments education, will take place April 23-26 in Austin, Texas.
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Plaid CEO and Co-Founder Zach Perret to Discuss the API Landscape as the Opening Keynote Speaker at PAYMENTS 2017

March 21st, 2017
Nacha also announces a new Exhibit Hall feature -- Innovator Row and Pitch Competition -- highlighting emerging fintech providers   HERNDON, Va., March 21, 2017 – Nacha—The Electronic Payments Association® announced today that Zach Perret, CEO and co-founder of Plaid, a technology company that has built a suite of APIs and data analytics products to help modernize banking infrastructure, will serve as the opening keynote speaker at PAYMENTS 2017. PAYMENTS, the definitive destination for faster payments education, will take place April 23-26 in Austin, Texas.
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Nacha Introduces the Faster Payments Experience at PAYMENTS 2017

March 14th, 2017
Educational content includes the Faster Payments Center Stage and more than 25 Faster Payments Experience sessions   HERNDON, Va., March 14, 2017 – Nacha—The Electronic Payments Association® today introduced the Faster Payments Experience -- a consummate educational opportunity encompassing sessions and solutions that focus on real-time, same-day and other faster payments initiatives -- at PAYMENTS 2017, the premier event for the payments industry that will take place April 23-26 in Austin, Texas.   As the preeminent source for faster payments education, PAYMENTS 2017 will feature more than 2
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Direct Payment via ACH Is a Valuable Donor Retention Tool for Nonprofits and Charitable Organizations, According to Industry Trends and Nacha Research

February 22nd, 2017
Nacha Releases Case Study Featuring Capital Public Radio, which Uses Direct Payment via ACH to Retain Donors 20 Percent Longer Nacha Launches New Effort to Build Use of ACH Payments to Grow and Retain Donors Nacha released a case study on the benefits of using Direct Payment via ACH for donor retention and announced the launch of a new comprehensive outreach effort.
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Nacha Announces Completion of Exploratory Effort with Accenture on API Standardization for the US Financial Services Industry

February 21st, 2017
Results of Effort Show API Standardization Can Provide Improved Security, Transparency and Efficiencies, and Enhanced Support of Payments Innovation    HERNDON, Va, Feb. 21, 2017 – Nacha announced today the completion of its exploratory effort around the value of API standardization for the U.S. financial services industry. In collaboration with Accenture, Nacha led a comprehensive research project, which included an analysis of the U.S.
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Nacha to Recognize More Than 330 New Recipients of the Accredited ACH Professional Credential during National AAP Recognition Day on Feb. 14

February 14th, 2017
HERNDON, Va., Feb. 14, 2017 – In honor of National AAP Recognition Day, Nacha—The Electronic Payments Association®  will recognize the 332 newly credentialed  Accredited ACH Professionals who passed the 2016 AAP exam, as well as the nearly 4,500 professionals who currently hold the credential.   Nacha, the Regional Payments Associations, and more than 1,700 organizations will celebrate National AAP Recognition Day in unique ways across the country.   To be awarded the AAP credential, individuals must pass a comprehensive exam that is administered by Nacha each fall.
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Ninety Percent of Surveyed Banks Report Same Day ACH Origination Volume is Higher Than or as Anticipated

February 6th, 2017
None Saw an Increase in Fraud Due to Same Day ACH     HERNDON, Va., Feb. 7, 2016 – New survey results released today by Nacha—The Electronic Payments Association®, the steward and rule maker of the ACH Network, show that Same Day ACH usage is strong, with 80 percent of respondents expecting to see steady growth in 2017.   Twenty-three financial institutions, representing 63 percent of ACH Network origination volume, participated in a qualitative survey during December 2016 and January 2017 about Same Day ACH, an industry solution to move payments faster.
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