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ACH Operations Bulletin #2-2017: Same Day ACH and Debit Processing

April 11, 2017
ACH debits become eligible for same-day settlement with the implementation of Same Day ACH Phase 2 on Sept. 15, 2017. This ACH Operations Bulletin provides information to Originating and Receiving Depository Financial Institutions, Originators, Third-Party Senders, and software and processing vendors on important aspects of ACH debit processing in a same-day environment. Even those not planning to use same-day processing for ACH debits should take reasonable care to prevent unintentional same-day ACH debits.
Operations Bulletin

ACH Operations Bulletin #1-2017: Social Engineering Fraud Against Public-Sector and Other Entities

February 16, 2017
This ACH Operations Bulletin provides information to Participating Depository Financial Institutions and their business customers about a specific type of social engineering fraud that is targeting public-sector entities. Fraudsters have used these social engineering techniques to manipulate public-sector entities into redirecting legitimate vendor payments to accounts controlled by the fraudsters. Although any business entity could be the target of this type of social engineering attack, public-sector entities seem to be specifically targeted because their contracting information is often a matter of public record.
Operations Bulletin

ACH Operations Bulletin #2-2014: ACH Transactions Involving Third-Party Senders and Other Payments Intermediaries

December 30, 2014
In most ACH transactions, the roles of the various parties to the transaction (e.g., Originator or Receiver) are well understood. When a transaction involves a Third-Party Sender or other payment intermediary, however, roles can become confused. Although the proliferation of new payment models makes it impossible to catalogue all the different fact patterns that may arise, this ACH Operations Bulletin is intended to provide some representative examples that should help participants and observers properly categorize the roles of the parties in payment scenarios involving different types of third party payment intermediaries, and understand how ACH transactions should be identified for consumers.
Operations Bulletin

ACH Operations Bulletin #1-2014: Questionable ACH Debit Origination: Roles and Responsibilities of ODFIs and RDFIs

September 30, 2014
This ACH Operations Bulletin[1] addresses the applicability of various sections of the Nacha Operating Rules (Nacha Rules) to questionable ACH debit origination activity, highlights the roles and responsibilities of both Originating Depository Financial Institutions (ODFIs) and Receiving Depository Financial Institutions (RDFIs), and describes several amendments to the Nacha Rules related to these topics.[2] Due to these Rules amendments, several aspects of two previous bulletins from 2013 have been superseded; therefore, this bulletin replaces ACH Operations Bulletin #2-2013 (issued on March 14, 2013) and ACH Operations Bulletin #3-2013 (issued on July 15, 2013).
Operations Bulletin

ACH Operations Bulletin #1-2013: ODFI Warranty for Outbound IAT Entries

March 8, 2013
This ACH Operations Bulletin advises Originating Depository Financial Institutions (ODFIs) and other ACH participants of an amendment to the Nacha Operating Rules regarding the warranty an ODFI makes for an Outbound IAT Entry. This Bulletin is being issued due to the immediacy of the effective date of the Rules amendment.
Operations Bulletin

ACH Operations Bulletin #2-2012: Third-Party Tax Payments Banking Convention (Revised 7/23/13)

October 25, 2012
This ACH Operations Bulletin advises financial institutions, state revenue agencies, and other parties that remit tax payments to state revenue agencies of a new “Third-Party Tax Payment” banking convention.  Nacha recommends that the “TPP” convention be followed when formatting and transmitting remittance information in the addenda record of a CCD entry for certain “third-party tax payments.
Operations Bulletin

IAT Processing and the “Effect of Illegality”

September 20, 2010
This ACH Operations Bulletin provides guidance to Participating DFIs on their obligations for the timely processing of International ACH Transactions (IAT), and the application of the rule provision on the “Effect of Illegality.”[1]
Operations Bulletin

Impact of Federal Reserve Overdraft Opt-In Rule on RDFIs and ACH Payments

July 2, 2010
This ACH Operations Bulletin provides guidance to ACH Network participants, particularly Receiving Depository Financial Institutions, on the application of the Federal Reserve Board’s recent amendments to Regulation E on overdrafts to a specific class of ACH transactions.[1]
Operations Bulletin

Corporate Account Takeovers Can Lead to Fraudulent Transactions

December 2, 2009
This ACH Operations Bulletin provides information to Participating Depository Financial Institutions about “corporate account takeover” – a specific type of cyber-crime that is targeting small- and medium-sized business customers of financial institutions.
Operations Bulletin

ACH Operations Bulletin: Unlawful Internet Gambling Transactions

January 12, 2009
This ACH Operations Bulletin describes the obligations of participants in the ACH Network under a new regulation implementing the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which were issued on November 12, 2008 by the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Regulation”). 
Operations Bulletin