Online Money Transfer ACH and Check 21 Processing
ACH and Check21 echeck processing service for online money transfer companies. US customers can quickly and easily send payments using a direct debit from their bank account.
The World Bank reports that money remittances were $436 billion in 2014 and will increase to $518 billion by 2016. The majority of the payments are sent by migrants to families left back home.
Payment Processing and Online Money Transfer Platforms
Integration to your online transfer processing platform is accomplished via an API. All transaction, management, and reporting functions will reside on your system, simplifying account reconciliation. Virtual terminals and batch uploads to a secure FTP site can also be provided.
There are two methods of debiting a US consumer bank account. One is through the ACH network. The second is through Check 21 technology.
Many online money transfers companies are moving to Check 21 processing. Check processing is quicker to setup. And Check 21 requires far less paperwork to establish an account compared to ACH processing.
Comparison of Check 21 echecks with ACH
The end result of both eCheck21 and ACH processing is the same. Money is debited from US consumers’ accounts and settled to the online money transfer company account.
The chart below shows the benefits for money transfer companies of Check 21 compared with ACH payment processing.
|3 days to clear transactions||Fast clearing. Same day clearing for transactions submitted before 3 pm. Next day clearing for transaction submitted after 3.|
|Settlements take 2 days after transactions clear||Settlement available same day transactions clear|
|Third party ACH processor receives the funds and settles to you||Deposits directly to your business account, eliminating the third party|
|Extensive paperwork and documentation necessary||Rapid account set up with minimum of paperwork|
|Returns and revoked transaction thresholds required||More flexibility on returns and revoked items|
|US transactions only||International and US transactions|
eChecks on the Checkout Page
On the checkout page, your customer selects “pay with echeck” option. Customers enter the transaction information, including name, address, and account information and hits the “submit” button. Digital signatures can be used as an additional security feature for online payments, although this is not required for processing.
Electronic checks are a trusted way of making payments online. Any customer with a US bank account can send money. Rates for echecks are much less than for card transactions and are the preferred method of payment for most money transfer firms.
Are you an online money transfer company that wants to accept echecks?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org today