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PAYMENTS 2018 marks an important milestone in how those who are driving and adopting innovative payments solutions and practices share information to create common goals that unite progress with clarity of purpose. This unique conference experience encapsulates the players and thought-leadership that are setting the agenda for the future, and propels industry dialogue forward to ensure the continued strength and integrity of the ACH Network and the U.S. payments ecosystem. 

About NACHA — The Electronic Payments Association

NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association is the steward of the ACH Network – one of the largest, safest and most reliable payment systems in the world. The ACH Network creates value and enables innovation by universally connecting all U.S. financial institutions, and moving money and information directly from one bank account to another.
NACHA’s self-regulatory work through the NACHA Operating Rules, as well as its leadership and engagement of wide-ranging Network participants, has helped make the Network ubiquitous, while still evolving its capabilities over time. NACHA administers and facilitates private-sector operating rules for ACH payments, which define the roles and responsibilities of ACH Network participants.

As a not-for-profit association, the organization works with others to support and bring the payments industry together in a variety of ways. Through the Payments Innovation Alliance, accreditation programs, conferences and educational offerings, NACHA unites payments systems stakeholders, fostering dialogue and encouraging the use and evolution of electronic payments.

The association also brings together diverse organizations to develop rules and standards to benefit a variety of payments ecosystem participants, including Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), and healthcare Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and other industry groups. By collaborating with other standards organizations and geographies, NACHA facilitates compatibility and integration with U.S. payments.