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How do ACH/eCheck Payments Work?

Posted on Feb 22, 2017
We’ve all used paper-based checks to send and receive money. ACH payments work the same way, complete with user-submitted account numbers and bank routing numbers. The main difference, however, is that all payments happen electronically over the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Getting Started with Payments

Accepting ACH Payments Comes with Responsibilities

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Automated Clearing House (ACH) is a government-regulated electronic network through which financial institutions can transmit funds back and forth. The process is similar to credit cards, except that senders and receivers use bank routing codes instead of traditional 16-digit credit card numbers.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments

ACH Fraud: What Business Owners Need to Know

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
ACH payment processing refers to payments made through the Automated Clearing House (ACH), which is a federally regulated network of electronic transactions that allows banks to send money back and forth. Though advanced ACH security is heavily implemented by the National Automated Clearing House Association, ACH is no different than credit card processing when it comes to security risks and fraud. No matter what type of payment is being used, merchants and consumers must be aware of the risks involved. Read on to learn about ACH check payment processing and ACH fraud.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments

Check Payments at the Point of Purchase Declined 12% in Q1 2014

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Writing paper checks at the cashier counter used to be the standard payment method for in-store purchases (second only to cash). Using these checks can be a bit inconvenient for those standing behind you in line, but we've all done it (or know folks who have).
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments

Consumers Prefer One-Time ACH Payments

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
There’s no question many consumers appreciate the speed and convenience of ACH payments. Although recurring ACH payments are becoming increasingly popular in certain segments, the majority of shoppers still prefer one-time ACH payments.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments

E-Check and Mobile ACH Payments Grew 10% in Q1 2014

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
The days of paper-based checks are numbered. The United Kingdom has already begun phasing out paper checks completely. And even in the United States, the federal government will no longer issue Social Security payments via the postal system.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments

Is ACH Secure?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Automated Clearing House (ACH) is a federally regulated electronic network used by banks to send and receive bill payments, e-checks, direct deposit statements and other types of transfers. This interbank network is similar to what financial institutions use for wire transfers, but ACH usually works best for batched, automated or recurring payments.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments

Recurring ACH Payments Remain a Favorite of Billers

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
According to NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association, billers prefer ACH payments rather than credit card payments. Specifically, they prefer recurring ACH payments. As a business owner, you’ve probably considered ways to set up recurring payments for customers. Here are a few advantages of recurring ACH payments for businesses.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments, Recurring Billing and Electronic Invoicing

Settling ACH Payments Is About to Get Faster

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
From direct deposit payroll to B2B transactions, Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments have become the preferred standard for companies and employees around the globe. Throughout its 40-year history, users have continued to embrace ACH payments for their convenience, speed and reliability.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments

Should I Accept ACH Payments For My Business?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
The Automated Clearing House (ACH) network is a federally regulated interbank system for sending and receiving electronic payments. Companies use the ACH network for everything from bill payments to direct deposits to eChecks.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments

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