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Call it EFT or ACH or EDI – But They’re Different and It Matters

Posted by Robert Unger on May 22, 2017 7:23:03 PM

What is the difference between EFT, ACH and EDI? 

We here at NACHA-The Electronic Payments Association often get asked this question from business financial teams - even from seasoned financial pros.

The quick answer is that all ACH (Automated Clearing House) payments are EFTs (Electronic Funds Transfers), but not all EFT payments are ACH.  And EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is not a payment.

 

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Topics: EFT, Electronic Funds Transfer, ACH, Automated Clearing House, Business, EDI, Regulation E, Electronic Data Interchange, Financial Professionals

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