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The American Economy Runs on ACH, Says Mercator Advisory Group White Paper

HERNDON, Va., May 28, 2020 – The ACH Network is woven into the daily payment activity of American consumers, businesses and government, says a Mercator Advisory Group white paper published today titled, “The Expanding Role of ACH in the Era of Faster Payments.” The paper also highlights how – as payments become faster – ACH supports the future of the industry with Same Day ACH, while providing the money-movement infrastructure for many other payment products.

Nacha Reports ACH Network Growth of 7.1% in First Quarter 2020; Expects Slowdown Due to COVID-19

HERNDON, Va., April 9, 2020 – The ACH Network opened 2020 with a strong first quarter, as the number of payments rose 7.1% from a year earlier. The results were driven primarily through robust growth occurring prior to the slowdown of economic activity due to COVID-19.

“While ACH results for the entire first quarter are positive, the current coronavirus national emergency is already impacting payment system volumes, including the ACH,” said Jane Larimer, Nacha President and CEO. 

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The ACH Network is Delivering Emergency Assistance on Time

April 17, 2020
A couple weeks ago, I wrote to inform you that the ACH Network was ready to handle the federal government’s Economic Impact Payments. This has proven to be true, as our ACH Operators and banks and credit unions of all types and sizes have delivered the initial round of 81 million Direct Deposits, totaling perhaps $150 billion or more, to American families on time on April 15, as instructed by the government.
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CFPB Issues Guidance Regarding Remittance Transfers During Pandemic

April 14, 2020
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a policy statement announcing the Bureau’s current flexible approach to its supervision and enforcement regarding certain requirements for remittance transfers.
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ACH Operations Bulletin #6-2020: Nacha Provides Relief on Return Rate Levels

April 2, 2020
Businesses that originate pre-authorized ACH debits for services that have been interrupted may face an elevated risk of returns. This could be due to consumers who: 1) lack funds (i.e., NSF); 2) place stop payment orders with their own banks or credit unions; or 3) make claims that debits are unauthorized because they can no longer access the service or have otherwise cancelled service.
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