ACH governing body NACHA (previously the National Automated Clearing House Association) has recently reported the total amount of transactions was 4.98 billion in 2015’s 4th quarter. This is up 5.5% from 4.72 billion registered in 2014’s fourth quarter. 2015’s third quarter had 5.9% increase.
Fast-growing Transaction Codes
Transaction categories related to one-time and recurring consumer payments are playing a major role in the field. Below you can find a list of fast-growing transaction codes:
- PPD Credits, used for direct deposits of payroll, Social Security and other payments, increased 1%. Considered as the ACH’s biggest payment category, they reached 1.46 billion transactions.
- WEB Debits, NACHA’s second-largest code by volume, are a type of e-check codes used for online transactions. They grew 13.8% and counted for 1.09 billion transactions.
- Prearranged Payment and Deposit (PPD) Debit Transactions are used for recurring payments to health clubs, homeowners’ associations, charities and other billers. They grew 5% and reached 916.3 million transactions.
- TEL, used for telephone-based ACH payments, provided 119.6 million transactions. This is up 12% from 2014’s volume.
- IAT (International ACH Transactions) is another fast-growing transaction code. IAT increased 18.9%, reaching 20.5 million transactions.
- WEB Credit Code is used for person-to-person payments. It had an annual 225-percent increase and resulted in 17.1 million transactions.
Codes in Decline
E-check codes used for transactions originating with paper checks were in decline. The reason is that consumers prefer online or mobile channels for making bill payments and point-of-sale or POS purchases.
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Here is a list of codes in decline:
- ARC (Accounts Receivable Conversion) Code, used for completing lock-box conversions of checks for bill payments, fell 5.7% and counted for 361 million transactions.
- POP Code, used for ACH transactions at the point of purchase, declined 13.2% and resulted in 78.4 million.
- BOC Code, used for back-office conversion of checks, dropped 10.7%. It provided 37.4 million transactions.