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IAT Effective Today: Are You Ready?

The new International ACH format, IAT, goes into effect today. IAT is the single biggest change to the ACH network in decades. It affects all International ACH transactions that flow through the US ACH network, regardless of currency or country. The NACHA rule change both redefines what an International transaction is and creates a new […]

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Countdown to IAT: Are You Ready?

In just 30 days, on September 18th, the new International ACH format – IAT – and accompanying NACHA rule changes go into effect. This is the most significant change to the ACH network in decades, affecting corporate payment initiators, financial institutions of all sizes, financial software companies, and payment service providers. The new rules have […]

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The Future of ACH

Editor’s Note: This is one of a pair of ACH commentaries that we are publishing today on Payments Views. Be sure to also read Carol Coye Benson’s post “ACH:  Big Questions for the Biggest Network” based on her recent interview with NACHA CEO Jan Estep. I recently presented to TAWPI’s Payments Capture and Clearing (PCC) […]

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A Look at the U.K.’s Faster Payments Service

Many of us in the United States who follow the continuing evolution of the ACH network have been interested in the United Kingdom’s “Faster Payments” initiative.  FP just hit the one-year-since-launch milestone.  I spoke with David McFarlane, Company Manager, CHAPS Clearing Company about FP.  I was surprised by much of what he said: FP is […]

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NACHA Payments 2009 Highlights

I was Twittering away throughout the conference (full archive of conference related Twitter posts here) thus neglecting coverage here at Payments Views. So here are some belated highlights, observations, and recurring themes from last week’s NACHA Payments 2009 Conference in Orlando.

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Heidi Miller Challenges the Status Quo at NACHA Payments 2009

Heidi Miller, CEO JPMorgan Treasury & Securities Services, didn’t pull any punches this morning when she addressed the NACHA Payments 2009 conference. The financial crisis – and resulting economic uncertainty – is just one of the real dangers to the ACH network but those same dangers can be an opportunity for improvement. (I suspect she […]

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Signs of the Times?

Erin tweets from NACHA’s Payments 2009 in Orlando that attendance this year is about 2,000 – down about 1,000 from last year’s turnout. She’s also wondering what happened to the Wi-Fi in the Payments 2009 conference venue – it’s missing in action! (BYON is my motto – Bring Your Own Network!) Follow more of Erin’s […]

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Latest NACHA Stats from Orlando: B2B CTX Up 16% YOY

My colleague Bryan Derman and I are in Orlando for NACHA’s Payments 2009 conference. Just heading off to bed, but thought I’d do a quick post to share some B2B stats that were just released: Business-to-Business (B2B) Payments/Financial EDI More than 1 billion EDI-formatted addenda records were transmitted across the ACH Network in 2008, a […]