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TCH Payments Authority

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September 2022 ACH Rule Changes

Micro-Entries Phase 1 Rule - Effective September 16, 2022

This rule will define and standardize practices and formatting of Micro-Entries, which are used by some ACH Originators as a method of account validation; requiring “ACCTVERIFY” in the Company Entry Description field. Find detailed information at The page includes rule specifics and FAQs.

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Micro-Entry Return Scenarios
Nacha Micro-Entry Rule


Third-Party Sender Roles and Responsibilities - Effective September 30, 2022

The overarching purpose of these rules are to further clarify the roles and responsibilities of Third-Party Senders (TPS) in the ACH Network by addressing the existing practice of Nested Third-Party Sender relationships, and making explicit and clarifying the requirement that a TPS conduct a Risk Assessment.

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Concepts 2022 – Payments Conference

October 19-21, 2022

Join us for our 25th annual conference where payments professionals come together to learn, network and collaborate.  We will be gathering in Ann Arbor Michigan October 19-21 and can’t wait to see everyone IN PERSON!

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What a Line Up...

This year’s group of speakers bring vast expertise on the latest in payments.

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2022 Compliance Resource and Workbook

Audit Interactive Workbook

Fillable PDF provides point-by-point instructions for completing the annual ACH Operations Audit required by the Nacha Operating Rules.

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ACH Risk Assessment Resource

Instructions, requirements and best practices for completing a risk assessment.

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