Advocacy Activities

Advocacy Activities

In 1973, NEACH was formed to promote use of the ACH Network and to represent members’ interests as the Network was developed. 50 years later, NEACH continues the tradition of fostering the growth, safety, and security of the ACH Network and strives to keep members informed of changes to ACH Rules and best business practices.


NEACH is your voice at the national level. Through our participation in the national ACH rules-making process, we represent the interests of our members as the operating rules of the network are developed, modified, and enforced. In our ongoing focus on maximizing the value of your membership in NEACH, we have established membership in–or partnerships with–many leading financial industry councils and trade groups, outlined below. NEACH has taken a leadership role in many of these groups, helping to steer their direction. The depth of knowledge our staff shares from this participation benefits all our members.


NEACH offers a number of Task Groups and Committees members can participate in. For more information on how to join these groups, email 

National Participation

AAP Train the Trainer
AAP Blue Ribbon Panel
APRP Task Force Workgroup
APRP Blue Ribbon Panel
Compliance Operations Standing Rules Group
Federal Reserve System’s Secure Payments Task Force
Faster Payments Task Force
Government Relations Advisory (GRAG)
Product Innovation Standing Rules Group
Payments Innovation Alliance
Risk and Quality Standing Rules Group
Risk Management Advisory Group (RMAG)
Third-Party Sender Work Group
Rules and Operations Committee
ASIG-API Standardization Industry Workgroup
Business Payments Coalition

Regional Payments Association Leadership Forum


Partnerships & Collaborations

Credit Union League of Connecticut

Cooperative Credit Union Association

Maine Credit Union League

Association of Vermont Credit Unions

Credit Union National Association

National Credit Union Administration

Massachusetts Bankers Association

Connecticut Bankers Association

Maine Bankers Association

Vermont Bankers Association

New Hampshire Bankers Association

Electronic Check Clearing House Organization (ECCHO)

The New England Association for Financial Professionals

Federal Reserve Bank

Financial Management Service

Financial Services — Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC)