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Clearing the Air About Stimulus Funds and Direct Deposit
A message from Nacha President and CEO Jane Larimer regarding criticism that the disbursement of stimulus funds was too slow, and that justifies a new instant payments infrastructure.
Nacha’s Payments Innovation Alliance Releases Two New Resources Focused on Voice Payments and Pandemic-Related Cybersecurity Best Practices
The Alliance, a membership organization, brings together diverse, global stakeholders – including financial institutions, solution providers, corporates, and more – to support payments innovation. Through various active Project Teams, the Alliance collaborates to create tools designed to influence existing and emerging payment trends, drive change, remove barriers, and support innovation.
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Nacha Announces Lyons Commercial Data as a Preferred Partner for Routing Number, and Account & Ownership Verification

June 29, 2020
Lyons Commercial Data is now a Nacha Preferred Partner for Routing Number, and Account and Ownership Verification. In becoming a Preferred Partner, Lyons Commercial Data joins a select group of innovators whose offerings align with Nacha’s strategies to advance the ACH Network. “Verifying routing and account information is a critical component of minimizing risk and maintaining compliance in the ACH Network,” said Nacha President and CEO Jane Larimer.
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Sound Business Practices for the ODFIs of Third-Party Senders: Part 1

June 23, 2020
(Part 2) Third-Party Senders are an important part of the ACH Network, providing a range of services to Originators and ODFIs. This is the first of two articles in which Nacha’s Risk Management Advisory Group (RMAG) provides advice on sound business practices surrounding Third-Party Senders. RMAG recommends these sound business practices for ODFIs of Third-Party Senders: Understand your institution’s policies and procedures for originating ACH entries for Third-Party Senders.

Nacha’s Government Relations Advisory Group (GRAG) Meets with Rep Lynch Staff

June 16, 2020
Nacha’s GRAG recently held a conference call with Kevin George, Senior Advisor, Economic Policy for Fintech Task Force for Chairman Lynch (D-MA) two days before the Task Force Hearing on "Inclusive Banking During a Pandemic: Using Fed Accounts and Digital Tools to Improve Delivery of Stimulus Payments."
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