A CURATED HISTORY OF NEACH
2023 will be one for the record books. Not only does it mark another dynamic year in
payments, but it also serves as the 50th anniversary of NEACH, a milestone we are
proud to celebrate.
Back in 1973, we became one of the first payment associations, providing guidance
and support to financial institutions (FIs) before Nacha even existed. As the years
have gone by, we have grown our offerings to keep pace with developments in the
It’s incredible just how far we’ve come. Consider, for example, that in 1973 the first
mobile call was made in an experiment, and today, we seamlessly move billions
of dollars via mobile devices—just one breakthrough in our elite history. With that
prestigious evolution in mind, we wanted to mark our anniversary with “NEACH’s Top
10” milestones that celebrate our successes over the years.
Throughout all of this change, we have been proud to consistently serve as the
primary source of electronic payments knowledge, education, and leadership in New
England, a mission we continue to advance today. But we wouldn’t be who we are
and where we are without the trust and support of all of you, our members. So, from
the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all that you have done and continue to do in
support of NEACH and to advance payments.
This is a year for celebration, so watch for upcoming announcements on ways to join us
in marking our collective achievements. For now, I’ll simply close by saying, happy 50th
birthday, NEACH! Your years look good on you.
Sean Carter, AAP, NCP
President & CEO