WACHA - The Premier Payments Resource

PAR - Payment Advisory Resource

WACHA is a nonprofit 501(C)(6), membership-based organization which provides financial and business communities with electronic payments education and information. PAR/WACHA is recognized among the industry as a primary resource for questions, training and expertise for all payment needs.  PAR/WACHA supports not only with ACH payments, but Check, Card and Wire. Knowledge of all payment systems is critical in today’s environment as payments continue to converge and evolve. Let us assist you today, we’re here to help.

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Call or email (800) 453-1843 or info@wacha.org



Mark Your Calendar:

Risk Certificate Program
October 14-15, 2014

Cross Channel Risk

Risk, fraud, potential losses, and strict regulations are common to all payment channels. Failure to understand the inherent risks, fraud potential, and compliance requirements of each system can result in financial losses, lost customers, a tarnished reputation, and violations of state and federal regulations.

Join us for our Cross-Channel Risk Certificate Program, designed for any payments professional that would benefit from an understanding of payment systems risk, fraud potential and governing rules and regulations. The ten-course program examines inherent risks, investigates common areas of exposure, identifies compliance obligations and provides sound risk mitigation practices of four key payment networks—Check, Wire, ACH and Card. 

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The Mark of Excellence

WACHA, is a direct member of the National ACH Association (NACHA), a specially recognized and licensed provider of ACH education, publications and support. WACHA is also directly engaged in the NACHA rulemaking process and the Accredited ACH Professional program. Look for the Mark of Excellence, it's our promise of truth and consistency.Nacha Direct

Latest News

FEDFocus on Payment System Improvements

The U.S. payment system is undergoing a remarkable period of change, driven by rapid adoption of technology and evolving end-user expectations. The Federal Reserve Banks believe that collaboration and engagement with the industry is the foundation of any enduring strategic improvements to the U.S. payment system. Read more...

System Integrity Best Practices

By the US-CERT

The two key components of system integrity are software authenticity and the assurance of user identity. In this paper, the US-CERT recommends that organizations routinely evaluate how to integrate best practices into their current environments to achieve these objectives.

NACHA Ballot Results

NACHA Voting Membership approves 9 ballots. Select the title to read more.

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Upcoming Events

 September 2014 
  • AAP Review

    Full Day, In Person

    Great Wolf Lodge | 1400 Great Wolf Rd | Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

  • AAP Review

    Full Day, In Person

    Great Wolf Lodge | 1400 Great Wolf Rd | Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

September 24, 2014

Performing Your ACH Audit

Full Day In-Person

WACHA | W177N9856 Rivercrest Dr., Suite 105 | Germantown, WI 53022

October 1, 2014

Audit Review

Two Part Webinar Series

October 1 & 8 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. CT

October 3, 2014

Wires 101 & 102

Two Part Webinar Series

October 3 & 20 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.p. CT

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