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What is ACH and How does ACH Payment Works?

In the United States banks use an electronic network for dealing with financial transactions. The Automatic Clearing House (ACH) offers a secure way for these institutions to deal with each other. The system has been in operation since the 1970s. It is regulated by the National Automated Clearing House Association and the Federal Reserve. It was established as a more effective way of dealing with transactions between banks; it has largely replaced check payments which was the old way of doing things.

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