Rules Publications

406 - 2024 Nacha Operating Rules & Guidelines

Print (hard copy book)

Access to the Rules & Guidelines helps to identify new opportunities to leverage the ACH Network to meet customer’s needs, while maintaining a clear understanding of network requirements.

The Rules include the legal framework for the ACH Network, and the basic obligations of each ACH Network participant. Additionally, the included appendices contain details on Rules enforcement, annual audit requirements, a complete table of return reason codes and formatting specifications.

The Guidelines expands on the Rules, providing complete discussions of each ACH Network participant type and its role and responsibilities, detailed overviews of the Standard Entry Class Codes and use-case examples in special topic areas, such as Third-Party Service Providers.

Annual publication December 31, 2023 – December 31, 2024

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406OL - 2024 Nacha Operating Rules & Guidelines

Online Resource (web-based)

This interactive website provides access to both the full Nacha Operating Rules & Nacha Operating Guidelines, as well as any potential supplement details. The Online Resource website has been divided into sections for easy browsing and searching of the content. This resource has been set up to allow for an easy and responsive viewing experience from a desktop computer, laptop or a mobile device with enhanced product features:

• Customized Bookmarking
• Keyword/Phrase Search
• Copy options
• Printing options

Perfect for financial institutions to provide the Nacha Rules to corporate customers or members. 

Annual publication December 31, 2023 – December 31, 2024

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406DA - 2024 Nacha Operating Rules & Guidelines

via App (eBook)

This Adobe-based product requires a third-party app called Flux Player to allow the NOR&G content to be redeemed, downloaded to and accessed only within the app. The content is read only, ebook display identical to the hard copy book. Once a Flux Player account app has been created and the content is redeemed within the Flux Player app, the NOR&G content can be accessed on up to two devices using the same app account. Works on PC/Windows, Mac (OSX), Android phones and tablets, Apple IOS, and Kindle.

Note: If your organization requires special permission to download and/or install programs, please contact your IT department for assistance.

Perfect for financial institutions to provide the Nacha Rules to corporate customers or members. 

Annual publication December 31, 2023 – December 31, 2024

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682 - AAP Publication Package

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The Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) designation distinguishes its bearers as members of an elite corps of payments system professionals. To assist you in preparing for the AAP examination, administered once in the fall each year, the following recommended texts are offered:
 

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AAP Flashcards - Electronic Version
ACH Compliance Manual  - ebook via App
ACHPro (Online) - Electronic Version
ACH Quick Reference Cards for Financial Institutions - Electronic Version
ACH Rules Book Online Resource
Revised Uniform Commercial Code Article 4A and the ACH System - ebook via App

$500 when SFE Members purchase as a package - a savings of $100!



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ACH Guide for Originators – Basic

Electronic Version -

The purpose of this guide is to provide a high-level, easy-to-comprehend understanding of the Nacha Operating Rules and Guidelines for companies originating ACH transactions.  Also includes a sample letter for financial institutions to use in communicating the delivery of the guide to their corporate Originators.

Format: PDF



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ACH Guide for Originators – Advanced

Electronic Version -

The purpose of the ACH Corporate User Guide is to help corporations/businesses establish and maintain a successful ACH origination program. The guide explains the preliminary requirements, fundamental operations, and implementation concerns regarding specific ACH payment applications.

This guide is a “plain English" reference based on the Nacha Operating Rules & Guidelines and supplements more extensive resource materials. This guide references various in-depth resource materials and is not intended as a substitute for referencing and complying with the requirements published in the ACH Rules.

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ACH Origination Agreement (SFE)

Electronic Format

 

This sample agreement, in a Word document format, includes critical terms and conditions that should be addressed in a legal agreement between a financial institution and its originators. There are numerous blanks and fields that should be completed and appropriately formatted before using this Agreement. Please remember that all contracts and agreements should be reviewed and modified where necessary by your legal counsel to be consistent with the specific needs or operations of your institution.

Format: Electronic



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ACH Origination Agreement Checklist for FI's

Electronic Version

This checklist may be used as a resource when drafting your ACH Origination Agreement. The topics included in the checklist are general topics that may not be consistent with the way your Financial Institution operations. This checklist may not appropriately address all the laws or regulations specific to the state where your Financial Institution is locates and is not intended to constitute legal advice.



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ACH Origination Third-Party Sender Agreement (SFE)

Electronic Format

 

This sample agreement, in a Word document format, includes critical terms and conditions that should be addressed in a legal agreement between a financial institution and a Third-Party Sender. There are numerous blanks and fields that should be completed and appropriately formatted before using this Agreement. Please remember that all contracts and agreements should be reviewed and modified where necessary by your legal counsel to be consistent with the specific needs or operations of your institution.



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ACH Originator Annual Letter (Sample)

Electronic Version -

Specifically crafted for Originating Depository Financial Institutions (ODFIs), this letter serves as an annual engagement tool with ACH Originators. It provides instructions on accessing the Nacha Operating Rules online and includes a comprehensive breakdown of the 2024 Federal Reserve Bank holidays. The letter is provided in a Word document format, offering ODFIs the flexibility to seamlessly integrate any additional pertinent information from their ACH origination education program into the letter.

 



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560 - ACH Quick Reference Cards for Financial Institutions

Electronic Version -

This eight-card reference set includes codes and timeframes for ACH Returns, Dishonored and Contested Dishonored Returns, Notifications of Change (NOC), Special Exceptions (including Operator Rejects and Government Payments), Electronic Check Applications, IAT, WEB and TEL. These colorful and durable desktop reference cards provide fingertip access to critical information for the proper handling of these ACH items. The cards also include helpful tips and commonly asked questions and answers regarding exception handling. Members overwhelmingly agree that this eight-card reference set is one of the most useful ACH resources available to them. 
 
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561 - ACH Quick Reference Guide

Electronic Version -

An everyday operational resource for ACH information, this easy-to-use guide is updated with the very latest information, including ACH Rules compliance and the special handling of IAT entries. The guide provides RDFI responsibilities and obligations outlined in an easy-to-reference format. Return Reason Codes, Notification of Change Codes, and an ACH Terms Glossary are included. Financial institutions have found it to be a valuable education tool when training new operations employees. 

Format: PDF

 



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592 - ACH Quick Reference Cards for Corporate Users

Electronic Version -

This tool, modeled after the popular ACH Quick Reference Cards for Financial Institutions, is specifically designed for corporate ACH users. This four-card reference set gives Originators fingertip access to critical information for the correct handling of ACH Returns, Dishonored Returns, Standard Entry Class (SEC) codes, Transaction codes, and Notifications of Change (NOCs). This is an ideal tool to assist with Originator education and ACH Rules compliance, which is a responsibility of the ODFI. These colorful and durable desktop reference cards cover ACH basics such as prenotifications, Return Reason codes, NOC codes, SEC codes, transaction codes, and solutions for handling ACH exception entries. These quick reference cards are a great way to provide Originators tools now that the ACH Rules - Corporate Edition has been retired. These cards have been updated to include information about recent updates to Reversals. 
 
Format: PDF
 
 
 
 

 



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569 - Guide to ACH Origination

Electronic Document

This handy toolkit can help streamline origination processes for your financial institution, regardless of whether you have been offering origination services for years or are just getting started. Includes: Guide to Origination; ACH Origination Application; ACH Origination Checklist; Origination Risk Calculator; ACH File Formatting Tool, ACH Exposure Limit Evaluation; Exceeded ACH Exposure Limit Form (FI), Exceeded ACH Exposure Limit Form (Originator); Exposure Limit Adjustment Request; ACH Returns Transmittal Register; NOC Entry Transmittal Register; ACH Originated Return Entry Log and ACH File Transmittal Register. 


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50500 - Image & RDC Guide

Electronic

The purpose of the Image and Remote Deposit Capture Guide is to provide your institution with an overview of Check 21, remote deposit capture, image exchange, ACH check conversion, and to help you gain a better understanding of the best clearing options. Utilize this guide to decide if you should implement a branch capture or image exchange solution and how to offer a remote deposit capture product to your customers. Included is a sample FI/Company RDC Agreement; a sample RDC Risk Management Policy; and two sample RFP's just to name a few.

Format: Electronic



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Nacha Rules Book Tabs

Purchase your own set of Tabs for the Nacha Rules Book. Tabs provide quick reference when handling the most common ACH issues such as unauthorized returns, return deadlines, obligation of the RDFI to post ACH items, notifications of change, obligations of the ODFI, funds availability and more.

Tabs are sold separately.

 



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27000 - Rules Review Guide for Originating Companies

Electronic Version -

This Rules Review Guide is designed to assist an originating company when reviewing its ACH functions and to provide an understanding of the requirements of the Nacha Operating Rules. The guide will help the originating company and its Financial Institution stay in compliance with the Nacha Operating Rules.

This guide contains the following attachments:

  • 7-page ACH Rules Review Guide
  • ACH Originator Review Form
  • Sample Direct Deposit via ACH Authorization (Originator - Consumer Receiver)
  • Sample Direct Payment via ACH Authorization (Originator - Consumer Receiver)
  • Sample Authorization Language and Ineligible Items for ACH Check Conversion
  • Returns, Notifications of Change (NOCs), & Other Codes
  • Glossary of Terms
  • ACH Security Framework Guidance and Checklists

 



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425G - Stop Payment Fillable PDF Form

Electronic Version -

Our comprehensive and convenient Stop Payment Request Form provides concise explanations on stop payment requests for single or recurring entries to consumer accounts; stop payment requests on paper items; and stop payment requests for entries to non-consumer accounts.

ePay's fillable PDF Stop Pay form can be completed online or emailed to the accountholder for them to fill out and send back to you. Includes a detailed companion document to facilitate your compliant handling of stop payment requests.

 



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426G - Written Statement Fillable PDF Form

Electronic Version -

The most thorough and convenient WSUD there is! RDFIs are required to obtain a completed Written Statement of Unauthorized Debit (WSUD) from a Receiver before returning a debit entry because it was unauthorized; the authorization was revoked; the item was not initiated in accordance with the terms of the authorization; or the item was improperly initiated according to requirements of the Nacha Operating Rules.

ePay's fillable PDF WSUD form contains clear and concise descriptions about why the item is being returned and what return reason code to use in each situation. The form can be completed online or emailed to the Receiver for them to fill out and send back to you. Includes a detailed companion document to ensure you are compliant for all R05, R07, R10, R11, R51, and R53 returns.

Format: PDF



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