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Same Day ACH Resource Center

The ACH Rules change passed in May 2015 provided for the same-day processing and settlement of virtually any ACH payment1. In September 2018, three new rules were approved to expand the capabilities of Same Day ACH as follows:

  1. Create a new processing window to allow ODFIs to submit Same Day ACH files until 4:45 p.m. ET – effective Sept. 18, 2020
  2. Increase the per-transaction dollar limit for Same Day ACH transactions to $100,000 – effective March 20, 2020
  3. Require that funds from Same Day ACH credits processed in the 10:30 a.m. ET window be made available by 1:30 p.m. on the RDFI’s local time – effective Sept. 20, 2019

This resource center presents information about Same Day ACH and the impact on FedACH® Services.

NACHA Request for Comment

On December 1, 2017, NACHA issued a Request for Comment (RFC) on proposed rules to expand Same Day ACH (Off-site). Review the Federal Reserve Banks’ (PDF) and Board of Governors' (PDF Off-site) responses to the RFC.

Same Day ACH and FedACH Services Settlement Tips (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Same Day ACH

The FAQ provide answers to questions on the following topics:

  • Same Day ACH Expansion Phases
  • Government Participation
  • Same Day Entry Fee and Accounting
  • Value Limit
  • Returns, Notifications of Change (NOCs), Prenotifications and Reversals
  • Effective Entry Date
  • Same Day ACH Transaction Transmission and Settlement
  • Overall Edits and Reject Process
  • Value-Added Services
  • Advices
  • Sample Scenarios

If your question is not covered, please use this form (Off-site) to submit it to us.

FedACH Processing Schedule effective September 15, 2017

The FedACH Processing Schedule effective September 15, 2017 (PDF) shows the transmission windows, target distribution times and settlement schedules for FedACH Services and the FedACH SameDay Service.

Tools to Help Pinpoint Same Day ACH Entries

FedACH Services offers reports and alerts that can help your institution pinpoint same day ACH entries.

Processing Scenarios

The following are detailed processing scenario examples applicable to Same Day ACH. Please see also the additional processing scenarios contained in the FAQs.

NACHA Resources – Expanding Same Day ACH

NACHA's Updates and Upcoming Changes page (Off-site) includes information about the three new rules approved to expand the capabilities of Same Day ACH for all financial institutions and their customers. Included for each phase are additional details as well as the technical Rules updates and the impacts by party (e.g., ODFI, RDFI, Originators/Third Parties). The Same Day ACH Resource Center (Off-site) provides the latest information for the ACH industry including quarterly statistics, implementation checklists and testing tips and a variety of guides and educational documents.

Questions

If you have questions, please contact FedACH Customer Support at (877) 372-2457.

Notes

1 The Board’s Sept. 23, 2015, approval (Off-site Link) of changes to FedACH Services in support of the ACH Rules change extends to each of the discrete phases of the rule's implementation.

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