Soon Same Day ACH will be coming to banks and financial institutions across the United States. However, the rollover will not be in one fell swoop. Same Day ACH will be rolled out in three phases, with the first phase of the rollout focusing on the ability to receive and process ACH.
Phase 1 - September 2016: Ability to receive and process Same Day credits
Phase 3 - March 2018: Make eligible Same Day ACH funds (i.e. sent before the cut-off window) available to the payee by end of business on the same day
To make the most of the ACH network, it’s best to understand how to use the first phase of the rollout and how it can benefit for your business,
Phase 1 of Same Day ACH will be rolled out in September of 2016. In short, the first phase of functionality will enable better payouts. Receiving Depository Financial Institutions (RDFIs) will be required to implement the ability to receive and process same-day credits to an account. Basically, if you’re receiving funds and have Same Day ACH transactions, you will get those funds in your account within the day.
Phase 1 will shift the closing window from once a day to twice a day. If you send before 10:30AM ET and 2:45PM ET, your payment will hit the RDFI by 1:00PM ET and 5:00PM ET settlement respectively.
Transactions may now post within the same day, rather than the next business day, if submitted before the cutoff times (above).
Those who wish to receive funds faster will benefit from this first phase of Same Day ACH rollout. Get access to working capital days before you previously could and cut the use of paper checks in day-to-day business operations, thus allowing you to run more efficiently.
Dwolla is kicking off the preparation for Same Day ACH by starting the discussion with our banking partners. We would like to bring it to our current customers when it becomes available.
We’ve built our branded products at Dwolla.com and our white label APIs to be future ready to integrate new payment types, like Same Day ACH. We’re well-acquainted with the ACH network and we’re working to be well positioned to help your business manage the new Same Day ACH functionality.
Dwolla, Inc. is an agent of Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank and all funds associated with your account in the Dwolla network are held in pooled accounts at Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank. These funds are not eligible for individual insurance, including FDIC insurance and may not be eligible for share insurance by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. Dwolla, Inc. is the operator of a software platform that communicates user instructions for funds transfers to Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank.