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Nacha offers numerous resources to help you stay up-to-date on industry regulations and expand your skills and knowledge of payments systems. Flexible resources allow you to pursue education when and how it’s convenient for you.

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Faster Payments 101 is an updated version of the Introduction to Faster Payments in the U.S., an industry resource developed by Nacha and its Payments Association member organizations in 2017. The Alliance’s Faster Payments Playbook Project Team has enhanced the tool as part of its broader effort of developing actionable tools to help advance faster payments in the U.S. market.

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 1, 2018 – The number of ACH payments totaled more than 5.6 billion in the third quarter of 2018, a 6.7 percent increase over Q3 2017, according to NACHA. The ACH Network’s strong performance is driven in large part by online and business-to-business (B2B) payments.

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Afinis: Virtual Planning Meeting, Oct. 28 - You're Invited

October 26, 2020
This will be a working meeting utilizing agile program increment planning to determine the steps for the next Afinis sprints. Afinis is a membership-based governance organization that advances API standardization.
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Nacha Industry Survey: Help Us Help You

October 23, 2020
Would You Give Us 10 minutes of Your Time? As a payments professional who has interacted with Nacha, we would greatly value your input to help ensure that we are meeting payments industry needs and delivering you quality payments information in the best way. We've assembled a survey with 35 simple questions to complete. All responses will remain confidential and secure. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey. Please feel free to share this anonymous survey link with your peers and colleagues.
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ACH Operations Bulletin #7-2020 Nacha Provides Update on COVID-19 Relief and Upcoming Effective Dates

October 19, 2020
Approximately six months ago, Nacha issued several ACH Operations Bulletins and Frequently Asked Questions announcing relief from a variety of requirements of the Nacha Operating Rules due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This ACH Operations Bulletin provides an update on the status of that relief, as well as information on upcoming effective dates of new Nacha Rules and other ACH requirements. Relief Extended Indefinitely  The following areas of relief are extended indefinitely, pending further notice.
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Nacha's George Throckmorton Addresses Frictionless Finance at Sibos

October 14, 2020
Along with panelists from Visa and EY, Nacha's George Throckmorton recently participated in "Frictionless Finance: Using Data to Accelerate and Connect Businesses. In it, the presenters discuss how data "powers payments" and is the key to frictionless commerce. 
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Larimer: The ACH Network Delivered Economic Impact Payments on Time

October 9, 2020
The criticism that the speed of the ACH Network slowed down stimulus payments, misguided as it is, misses the fact that the rail performed extraordinarily well. In a single day, the ACH Network supported 81 million payments without issue, in addition to its regular payment volumes.
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