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ACH Operations Bulletin #1-2021 (May 18)
Risk Management and Monitoring of Micro-Entries

Source: Nacha
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Request for Information (RFI) / Risks of Early Funds Availability
Comments Due by July 16, 2021

Source: Nacha

Request for Comment (RFC) / Third-Party Sender Roles and Responsibilities
Comments Due by July 1, 2021

Source: Nacha

Defining Synthetic ID Fraud: How It Helps With Mitigation

Source: BankInfo

Delivering Financial Products and Services to the Unbanked and Underbanked in the US


ACH Contact Registry Enforcement Begins August 1st

Source: Nacha

Faster Payments Professional Certificate Program

Source: Nacha

We Get Questions...

Q and A
Q.)  Why is the Payment Type Code field where we place an R or an S for WEB transactions formatted for two digits? Does it matter if it’s left or right justified?
A.)  Although we find no explanation available for why this field was originally assigned two character spaces, on September 17, 2021 this field will become not only optional, but will also allow Originators to choose to include the value “S” to identify a single entry, “R” for a recurring entry, or “ST” for a standing authorization (thus requiring room for two characters). The field is considered alphanumeric, is left justified, and an empty character is to be "space filled" (Nacha Operating Rules, Page OR132, Payment Type Code).
Have a question for TCHPA? Call 800-875-2242 (choose option 3) or email

Payments University 2021

  • Virtual Event
  • June 22-23
  • 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Whether you're a novice or an experienced payments professional, Payments University has something for you. This annual 2-day event leverages track-based learning to provide payments training for participants with various levels of experience. In additions to the fundamentals of all payment systems, the agenda includes presentations on AML and OFAC, Cannabis Banking and Compliance, Information Security, Third Party Relationships and more.


Note: Registration for this event closes on June 21, 2021 at 5:00pm ET.

Reminder: Upcoming Rule Changes (June 30, 2021)

Payments Education

Upcoming Sessions


ACH Prenotes and NOCs


Nacha Webinar – Changing Payment Behaviors as a Result of COVID 19
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Check Warranties and Indemnifications


Payments University 2021
TCHPA Virtual Event


The Payments Institute
(TPI) – In-Person Nacha Event
Alexandria, VA


Payments Pulse Check

Be sure to check our Payments Education page to view all available training, live and recorded. There are currently more than 90 titles from which to choose!

Member Support

Remember, when you need support from The Clearing House Payments Authority (TCHPA), you can reach our Member Services staff directly by calling 800-875-2242 and choosing option 3, or by emailing Although our staff is working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re still available to provide the support you need in a timely manner!

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