RULES

Rules

The NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines provides the foundation needed for every ACH payment. Understanding the Rules & Guidelines keeps your organization at the top of its field - ensuring efficient ACH payments, strengthening risk management practices and lessening returns and exceptions.

The NACHA Operating Rules come in two editions, with three formats offered for each.

NEACH financial institution members receive a complimentary print copy of the Rules and corporate and associate member receive a complimentary copy of the Rules – Corporate Edition. 

Download the most up-to-date Rules Supplements.
 

2018 NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines

(For financial institutions, third-party processors and payment providers. Includes the NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines)

The NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines is an essential component of every ACH Network participant’s library, as a valuable, hard-copy reference and a must for important and required contingency planning purposes. Purchase the Rules in Print product with other available formats (recommended: Online Resource and/or Digital Access) to provide additional means of convenient online and mobile access to the NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines.

Available Formats for 2018

2018 NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines Book
2018 NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines Online Access
2018 NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines Digital Access via App
 

2018 NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines Corporate Edition

(For companies involved with ACH transactions)

Access to the NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines Corporate Edition helps to identify new opportunities to leverage the ACH Network for business-to-business and customer-to-business payments. The Rules include the legal framework for the ACH Network and the basic obligations of each Network participant. Its appendices include a complete table of return reason codes and ACH record layout specifications. Additionally, the Corporate Edition contains excerpts from the NACHA Operating Guidelines that are important to businesses, such as the Originator role and obligations, as well as detailed overviews of the Standard Entry Class Codes.

Available Formats for 2018

2018 NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines Corporate Edition Book
2018 NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines Corporate Edition Online Access
2018 NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines Corporate Edition Digital Access via App