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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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Congressman Gerald E. Connolly Issues Congressional Proclamation Recognizing National AAP Recognition Day

February 11, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nacha 703-561-3952 media@nacha.org Congressman Gerald E. Connolly Issues Congressional Proclamation Recognizing National AAP Recognition Day Nationwide Celebration on February 11 Recognizes Achievements and Contributions of Accredited ACH Professionals HERNDON, Va., February 11, 2014 – Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly of Virginia issued a Congressional Proclamation recognizing National Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) Recognition Day.
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Nacha Working to Strengthen Safety, Security and Integrity of the ACH Network

February 1, 2014
Nacha is reviewing potential rules to strengthen the safety, security and integrity of the ACH Network by reducing the incidence of transaction returns and exceptions.  Our public comment period on these proposed rules changes closed in January. Nacha accepts comments from all Network participants including financial institutions across the country, ACH Operators, service providers, business users and other vested parties, as well as law enforcement, consumer organizations, and financial services regulators.
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Nacha Awards Nearly 400 Individuals the Accredited ACH Professional Credential

January 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nacha 703-561-3952 media@nacha.org Nacha Awards Nearly 400 Individuals the Accredited ACH Professional Credential  New and Current AAPs to Be Recognized During National AAP Recognition Day - February 11, 2014   HERNDON, Va., January 17, 2014 – Nacha – The Electronic Payments Association recently awarded 377 individuals the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) credential. The AAP credential establishes one’s credibility, professional competency, and expertise within the payments industry.
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Nacha Statement on Federal Reserve Banks' Consultation Paper on Payment System Improvement

December 13, 2013
Nacha — The Electronic Payments Association today filed its comments with the Federal Reserve Banks on its Consultation Paper on Payment System Improvement noting that the major themes are aligned with Nacha’s ACH Blueprint which was released in 2012 and outlines 10-year priorities for the ACH Network. Specifically, Nacha’s response to the Consultation Paper calls out that: Nacha envisions an ACH architecture in which a near-real-time messaging system, supported by more frequent settlement, is “layered” on top of the Network, meeting the current and future needs of users. While Nacha agre
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Nacha Issues RFC on Proposed Rules to Improve ACH Network Quality (Comment Period Closed)

November 12, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nacha 703-561-3952 media@nacha.org  Nacha Issues RFC on Proposed Rules to Improve ACH Network Quality HERNDON, Va., November 12, 2013 - Nacha - The Electronic Payments Association today publically issued two proposed rules that are complementary approaches to improving ACH Network quality by reducing the incidence of exceptions.  As components of Nacha’s Risk Management Strategy, the proposed rules are intended to protect the safety, security and integrity of the ACH Network and the consumers, governments, businesses and financial institutions that move their
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Nacha’s Global Payments Forum Announces Release of White Paper: What Will the Role of Bank Accounts Be as Payments Evolve?

October 16, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nacha 703-561-3952 media@nacha.org Nacha’s Global Payments Forum Announces Release of White Paper: What Will the Role of Bank Accounts Be as Payments Evolve? Paper Will be Presented at Upcoming GPF Meeting October 17-18 in New York Payments Industry Leaders to Discuss Keeping the Bank Account Central to Payments Among Other Trending Global Payments Topics HERNDON, Va., October 16, 2013 – Nacha -The Electronic Payments Association’s Global Payments Forum (GPF) today announced the release of a new white paper titled, What Will the Role of Bank Accounts Be as Pa
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Financial Institution Responsibilities: Payday Lending

September 1, 2013
The ACH Network serves as the backbone for the movement of electronic payments, processing more than 21 billion transactions and moving more than $36.9 trillion annually. The Nacha Operating Rules provide for the safe, secure and efficient exchange of electronic transactions through the ACH Network.
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Nacha Announces 2013 Payments System Awards Recipients

August 23, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 23, 2013 – Nacha — The Electronic Payments Association today announced the recipients of its 2013 Payments System Awards. The winners will be recognized during the Payments System Awards Luncheon, sponsored by TD Bank, at PAYMENTS 2013.
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ACH Operations Bulletin - Reinitiation of Returned Debit Entries

July 15, 2013
Reinitiation of Returned Debit Entries July 15, 2013 The Reinitiation of Returned Debit Entries ACH Operations Bulletin describes the provisions of the Nacha Operating Rules (Nacha Rules) regarding the "reinitiation" of a returned ACH debit Entry, and provides examples of practices that would be considered to violate these provisions of the Nacha Rules. This ACH Operations Bulletin should be considered in conjunction with another recently issued ACH Operations Bulletin on High-Risk Originators and Questionable Debit Activity.  
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Nacha’s Council for Electronic Billing and Payment to Hold its Semi-Annual Meeting June 26-27 in Chicago, IL

June 13, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nacha 703-561-3952 media@nacha.org Nacha’s Council for Electronic Billing and Payment to Hold its Semi-Annual Meeting June 26-27 in Chicago, IL Jardon Bouska of Fiserv to Keynote Meeting Meeting Will Also Feature Sessions with Payments Industry Experts from BMW Financial Services, Florida Power and Light, Intuit, Kraft Foods and Other Organizations HERNDON, Va., June 13, 2013 – Nacha – The Electronic Payments Association’s Council for Electronic Billing and Payment (CEBP) will hold its semi-annual meeting June 26-27 at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel in Chi
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