ACH Direct Deposit/Payments

The Automated Clearing House (ACH) is an electronic payment delivery system under the auspices of NACHA (National Automated Clearing House Association), a governing body of banks and processors.  The primary payments transacted via ACH are Social Security payments and direct deposit of payroll.

Business to Individual ACH Payments – The movement of funds from a business/organization to an individual replacing cash or check payments. The most common ACH Credit payment is Direct Deposit of Payroll to employees. Other ACH Credit payments include: Travel/Business Expense reimbursement, Dividend Payments, and Refund Payments.

Business to Business ACH Payments – The movement of funds from a business/organization to another business or organization to fund a subsidiary/division/location or to replace other payment options for trading partners, vendors or suppliers. An ACH Credit Payment is a less expensive alternative to a wire transfer for large dollar disbursements.

ACH Product Benefits

  • Cost Reduction/Containment – May reduce (or control) overall payment collection or disbursement costs (electronic processing vs. paper transactions)
  • Collection/Payment Automation – The use of ACH services allows businesses/organizations to automate transactions which may in turn reduce their internal processing costs
  • Customer Service/Competitive Advantage – ACH services may allow businesses/organizations to offer an electronic payment option to their customers as an added value (may provide an advantage vs. their competitors)

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