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Same Day ACH Debits Go Live with Nearly 2 Million Transactions and $1.5 Billion in the 11 Processing Days of September 2017

HERNDON, VA – NACHA—The Electronic Payments Association®, the steward and rulemaker of the ACH Network, today released initial transaction volume data for newly implemented Same Day ACH debit transactions, demonstrating strong performance and adoption for this faster payments option in its first 11 processing days of operation from Sept. 15-30, 2017.

Same Day ACH for debits had an immediate impact on how consumers and businesses make payments. Volume reports show that nearly 2 million Same Day ACH debits were made, equating to an average of more than 178,000 per processing day. The estimated total value of the initial transactions was nearly $1.5 billion, with an average of $650 per payment. Over the same time period, nearly 94 percent of transactions were consumer-to-business debits, with business-to-business payments making up the remaining payments.

“We are pleased with the initial transaction volume and value data for Same Day ACH debit transactions,” said NACHA Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel Jane Larimer. “These numbers suggest that this faster payments option that enables same-day processing of virtually any ACH payment will meet the growing demand to move money and information more quickly.”

The launch of Same Day ACH for debits builds on the strong foundation established with the launch of Same Day ACH for credit payments on Sept. 23, 2016, expanding the innovative payments solutions available for consumers, businesses and financial institutions. Total Same Day ACH volume for both debits and credits is now up to nearly 40 million transactions in 2017 and nearly 53 million total transactions since inception in 2016. The average daily volume for the 11 processing days for which Same Day ACH credits and debits were both live yields an annualized estimate of more than 100 million transactions.

NACHA—The Electronic Payments Association is the steward of the ACH Network – one of the largest, safest and most reliable payment systems in the world. The ACH Network creates value and enables innovation by universally connecting all U.S. financial institutions, and moving money and information directly from one bank account to another. In 2016, there were 25 billion ACH payments made that moved $43 trillion. NACHA also brings together diverse organizations to develop rules and standards to benefit payments ecosystem participants, including Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) and healthcare Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). By collaborating with other standards organizations and geographies, NACHA facilitates compatibility and integration with U.S. payments. Visit nacha.org for more information.

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