As you seek greater control over your payments, our U.S. ACH solutions put you in charge. With these solutions, you can improve cash flow forecasting, increase accuracy through electronic payments and access funds with greater speed and visibility through a full range of options for your business and consumer payments.
NACHA OPERATING RULE CHANGES EFFECTIVE STARTING SEPTEMBER 2019
SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
Availability of Same Day ACH credits – For a credit Same Day transaction received in the first same-day processing window, a Receiving Depository Financial Institution (RDFI) must make the credit available to the Receiver for withdrawal no later than 1:30 p.m. (in the RDFI’s local time) on the Settlement Date of the transaction (subject to its right to return under the Rules).
MARCH 20, 2020
Same Day ACH Dollar Limit Increase – This Rule increases the Same Day ACH transaction dollar limit from $25,000 to $100,000. Same Day ACH credits and Same Day ACH debits are eligible for the $100,000 transaction limit.
MARCH 19, 2021
Expanding Same Day ACH – Originating Depository Financial Institutions (ODFIs) may originate Same Day ACH transactions using a new, later ACH Operator processing window. The effective date of this Rule is contingent upon approval by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors of the changes to the Federal Reserve services.
Read the Summary of NACHA rule changes for more details.
U.S. ACH PAYMENT TYPES
Direct deposit: Make a variety of consumer payments, including payroll, expense reimbursement, pension, and dividends.
Cross-border: Send ACH consumer or business payments to Canada, Mexico, Panama, and parts of Europe.
Trade: Pay suppliers via CCD+ and CTX formats while providing payment details such as invoice number, date, and discount.
Tax: Pay local, state, and federal government agencies according to IRS and state requirements for electronic funds transfers (EFT).
U.S. ACH Receipt Types
Consumer debit: Collect one-time and recurring payments from consumers, including utility payments, membership fees, loan payments, insurance premiums, online purchases and more.
eCheck: Convert eligible consumer checks into ACH debits and transmit them electronically for collection processing.
Corporate collection: Collect payments from suppliers via CCD+ and CTX formats, which also relay payment details such as invoice number, date and discount.
Concentration: Use ACH to consolidate funds from your accounts in multiple locations to your Bank of America Merrill Lynch concentration account.
Strengthen your defenses against unauthorized U.S. ACH transactions with ACH Positive Pay, our powerful anti-fraud solution, which lets you view debit transactions online in real time before they post—with the ability to approve or decline them within certain timeframes. In addition, our Blocks and Authorizations service helps you accept transactions on an automated basis from authorized suppliers and return unauthorized incoming debits or credits prior to posting.
All services may not be available in all jurisdictions and are subject to change without notice.