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Third Party Senders and the ACH Network: An Implementation Guide 2nd Edition

This publication from NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association provides a review of the variations in legal requirements and processing obligations relating to the origination of ACH entries when a Third-Party Service Provider, acting as a Third-Party Sender, is involved in the origination of transactions through the ACH Network. Third Party Senders & The ACH Network: An Implementation Guide is designed primarily for use by Originators, ODFIs, and those Third-Party Service Providers that act in the specific role of Third-Party Senders as defined by the NACHA Operating Rules.

Table of Contents
Section One – Introduction
A. Background
B. Organization and Coverage of This Book
C. Overview of the ACH Network
   1. ACH Participants
   2. Payment Applications

Section Two – General Concepts
A. Third-Party Service Providers and ACH Processing
B. Third-Party Service Providers and the NACHA Operating Rules
C. The Many Roles of the Third-Party Service Provider

Section Three – Third-Party Senders and ACH Processing:
Understanding the New Environment

A. Issues for Originating Depository Financial Institutions (ODFIs)
B. Issues for Third-Party Senders
C. Issues for Originators

Section Four – Frequently Asked Questions

Section Five – Third-Party Sender Case Studies

Section Six – Sample Agreements

Section Seven – Understanding the ACH Network: An ACH Primer

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