On March 19, NACHA made effective a new rule which strengthens the requirements for originators of WEB debits. In an attempt to curtail fraud, the rule requires companies to validate new accounts. Though it won't be enforced for a year, it's important to know about the rule change so your company can remain compliant.
The Federal Reserve (“The Fed”) promotes the stability of the financial system, including playing an important role in maintaining the integrity of the US payments system. What happens when the FedACH, FedWire, and National Settlement Service are offline?
A regular source of frustration for startups who move money for customers is trying to understand the rules that banks impose on those clients they deem to be third party senders (TPS), or as banks call them, third party payment providers (TP3’s). A third party sender is a company that uses its own bank account to make or receive payments on behalf of its customers or users.
If you need to track the complete lifecycle of a payment from the time it is approved and sent to the bank, through completion, you need to reconcile it to a cash transaction. A bank statement is precisely what’s needed: a chronological list of credit and debit transactions with corresponding bank balances at any point in time.
In payments, there are two common setups: third-party sender and third-party service provider. For any company that needs to move money, it’s good to understand the differences.
ACH money movement is a common payment method for money transfers or automated payments. It’s relatively easy and cheap, but timing can be confusing. Since we get so many questions around ACH timings, we wanted to clear up timing for companies utilizing ACH and what they can expect.