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March 4, 2021
Nacha has approved Nacha Certified status for Bill.com (NYSE: BILL), a leading cloud-based software platform which facilitates ACH payments. 
March 3, 2021
Personal and professional growth is a must for everyone, whether you’re starting your career, eyeing retirement, or somewhere in between. It’s one of the reasons Nacha introduced its on demand learning management platform SPEAK: Strengthening Payments Engagement and Knowledge. The payments industry is anything but stagnant. Yet how much do you know about cryptocurrencies, AI, or other emerging topics? How about Same Day ACH and account validation? What will new trends mean for the industry and how are things going to change? 
March 3, 2021
Within four days of the Maryland RELIEF Act of 2021 becoming law, the state processed 98% of the payments—nearly two-thirds of which were made by Direct Deposit. How did they do it? In a word, preparation.  The RELIEF (Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families) Act provides automatic payments to Maryland state taxpayers with low to moderate incomes who filed for and received the Earned Income Tax Credit on their 2019 state returns. 
February 24, 2021
Early Warning Services, LLC has returned as a Nacha Preferred Partner for Account Validation. Early Warning values that as a Preferred Partner, they are part of a select group of innovators that Nacha recognizes for offering products and services that align with Nacha’s core strategies to advance the ACH Network.
February 16, 2021
Editor’s note: This article kicks off a 2021 series of blog posts to help you put ACH to work in your organization. The next post addresses, “5 Reasons Why It’s Crazy for Businesses to Write Checks.” If you’ve experienced the “joy” of having teenagers matriculating through middle and high school, you’ve no doubt heard the question, “Why do I have to take algebra?” 
February 16, 2021
Many dentists have yet to experience the benefits of receiving insurance claim payments by ACH, but there are encouraging signs, a new report found. “Although the majority of dental payments are made via a paper check, the industry is seeing an uptick in the number of electronic dental payments, specifically for dental providers who have historically been hesitant to trust the exchange of electronic funds,” noted the 2020 CAQH Index.
February 16, 2021
The third Same Day ACH processing and settlement window will take effect on Friday, March 19. As of that date, files of Same Day ACH payments may be submitted by an ODFI to its ACH Operator up to two hours later in the day. Are you ready? Same Day ACH Resources To prepare, Nacha wanted to remind you of resources that are available:
February 16, 2021
You wouldn’t set out on a road trip without directions. After all, who wants to go 200 miles west only to discover you were supposed to go 100 miles east? So why would a business set up shop and work hard, without getting directions on the right way to handle payments? Unfortunately, that’s been known to happen. And fintechs, for all the brilliance that often goes into them, are no exception.
February 9, 2021
You are invited to the Payments Innovation Alliance's Winter 2021 Virtual Meeting on Feb. 23-25. We have three dynamic sessions each day and have amped up the fun factor throughout, so this is the meeting you don't want to miss. Below is a sampling of the panel discussions that are available.  The Amazing Race: Faster Payments Edition
February 9, 2021
HERNDON, Va., Feb. 9, 2021 – In honor of National AAP Recognition Day, Nacha will recognize 145 newly credentialed Accredited ACH Professionals who passed the 2020 AAP exam, as well as more than 4,600 professionals who currently hold the credential.
February 8, 2021
In a year in which life was turned upside down, many of the institutions we depend on came close to the breaking point. Hospitals set up tents in parking lots, or makeshift facilities in convention centers, to care for COVID-19 patients. The U.S. Postal Service was overwhelmed by the volume of packages during the holiday season. State unemployment websites and phone lines crashed as those left jobless by the pandemic sought urgently needed benefits.
February 4, 2021
2 Billion New Payments Added as Pandemic Accelerates Shift to Electronic Payments Payment volume on the ACH Network experienced record growth in 2020 as the pandemic accelerated the nation’s shift to electronic payments.