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I called this out in the Alliant thread, but figured it was worth it's own topic. †Big changes are imminent in ACH. †While the first phase only (IMO positively) affects the availability of ACH credits, there may be some adverse implications in the coming phases. †In short, no more one day float in ACH transactions. †The introduction of additional settlement windows may have some interesting effects on the various institutions that us FWF folks use. †Here's a good and quick summary/primer for the uninitiated:

https://www.dwolla.com/updates/what-is-same-day-ach/



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This will be ramped up in phases, but note that there will be a $25,000 limit for same day ACH. So it will be great for moving money around, but if you need a big chunk of money right now for a house closing or bill in Vegas, you still need to use a traditional wire.

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I think it is still hilarious that we are talking about batch processes (even two years from now) when most other industries have to support "real-time" transactions (point to point or via an intermediary).

Blockchaining (as mentioned by others) allow managing the transfers of funds more locally (such as Chase could allocate part of a budget/ledger to another bank or intermediary to debit/credit against without contacting Chase for each transaction). Then, there is clearXchange to specifically bypass the ACH/NACHA methods.

This is all catch-up mode, but still too slow.

Rasheed

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yeah, I don't see why ACH would takes 3 days while everything is electronic nowadays.

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How is this different than a wire transfer from a customer perspective?

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seawolf21 said:   How is this different than a wire transfer from a customer perspective?
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fees?

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seawolf21 said:   How is this different than a wire transfer from a customer perspective?
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Wires can be sent anywhere, but usually cost a lot more, either to the customer or the institution. ACH has better consumer protections.

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I can see a credit card charge on my account minutes after I make it. And online transfers between accounts in the same bank are instantaneous. Why does it take days, or even one day to transfer money between banks?

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Penfed credits my transfers immediately already.

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Wire are "good funds" and cannot be reversed. Whereas ACH are reversible, you will still need to wire in funds for your real estate closing.

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atikovi said:   I can see a credit card charge on my account minutes after I make it. And online transfers between accounts in the same bank are instantaneous. Why does it take days, or even one day to transfer money between banks?

You only see the authorization within minutes. The funds transfer and post to you credit card account take several days.

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I initiated a $10k+ ACH from ETrade to Chase yesterday and the funds were available this morning.

Happy days! This used to take like 4 days.

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Chargum85 said:   I initiated a $10k+ ACH from ETrade to Chase yesterday and the funds were available this morning.

Happy days! This used to take like 4 days.


One day is traditional normal ACH speed, nothing special there. If it took longer for you previously, one of your providers delayed it. Sometimes banks do this do they can charge a premium for "fast" service.

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Chargum85 said:   I initiated a $10k+ ACH from ETrade† to Chase yesterday and the funds were available this morning.

Happy days! This used to take like 4 days.

† Initiated a transfer from Capital One on 9/8 to SFGI and it wasn't complete until 9/13. To add insult to injury Capital One only allows $3,000 in transfers in one day and $6,000 a month. That sucks.

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Usually when I transfer money from my PayPal account to my Barclay's account, it posts the next day. Perhaps it varies bank to bank?

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atikovi said:   To add insult to injury Capital One only allows $3,000 in transfers in one day and $6,000 a month. That sucks.
That hasn't been my experience and I haven't been able to find reference to this restriction on capital one's website. Do you know where I can find this policy?

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damastaodisasta said:   
atikovi said:   To add insult to injury Capital One only allows $3,000 in transfers in one day and $6,000 a month. That sucks.
That hasn't been my experience and I haven't been able to find reference to this restriction on capital one's website. Do you know where I can find this policy?

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This policy is not because of ACH limitations, but a security measure.†††Each bank decides what they are comfortable with, they want to minimize a chance of someone's account getting hacked and emptied in one transaction.† The policy also varies whether you initiate ACH from the web site or in person in a branch.


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China's ACH transfer takes about 15 minutes to 2 hrs maximum, and the business hour is from 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM, we are way behind the rest of world in terms of ACH or mobil payment.

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atikovi said:   
Chargum85 said:   I initiated a $10k+ ACH from ETrade† to Chase yesterday and the funds were available this morning.

Happy days! This used to take like 4 days.

† Initiated a transfer from Capital One on 9/8 to SFGI and it wasn't complete until 9/13.


Initiating ACH on Thursday evening is typically the worst case scenario.† You missed Thursday window, so the transfer waits until Friday.† Nothing happens on the weekend.† Best case scenario is next business day (Monday), but sometimes funds are held if this is†not an†pre-established transfer.†

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Side notes, COF sucks they closed my saving account since I am not profitable for them even though I have more than 30K sitting there, also they closed my COF credit card as well, looss for them.

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atikovi said:   
Chargum85 said:   I initiated a $10k+ ACH from ETrade† to Chase yesterday and the funds were available this morning.

Happy days! This used to take like 4 days.

† Initiated a transfer from Capital One on 9/8 to SFGI and it wasn't complete until 9/13. To add insult to injury Capital One only allows $3,000 in transfers in one day and $6,000 a month. That sucks.

COF sucks they closed my saving account since I am not profitable for them even though I have more than 30K sitting there, also they closed my COF credit card as well, looss for them.

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What is the MS angle on fast ACH? When fatwallet gets this excited about something it is usually key to MS.

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prsf said:   China's ACH transfer takes about 15 minutes to 2 hrs maximum, and the business hour is from 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM, we are way behind the rest of world in terms of ACH or mobil payment.
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That's great!†† I'm still much happier living in the US with our lowly overnight/same day ACH service than I would be living in China enjoying funds being taken out of my accounts in 15 minutes.†

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sfchris said:   What is the MS angle on fast ACH? When fatwallet gets this excited about something it is usually key to MS.
† It's kind of the opposite. By taking away some of the float time, you can lose some MS opportunities.

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sfchris said:   What is the MS angle on fast ACH? When fatwallet gets this excited about something it is usually key to MS.
† Isn't it obvious? Moving your money around faster lets you deploy your capital more often.

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TheDealMaker said:   yeah, I don't see why ACH would takes 3 days while everything is electronic nowadays.
†††reasons why ACH takes so long

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TravelerMSY said:   
sfchris said:   What is the MS angle on fast ACH? When fatwallet gets this excited about something it is usually key to MS.
† Isn't it obvious? Moving your money around faster lets you deploy your capital more often.

† Slower moving money†can†also allow you to effectively do the same thing if you can essentially kite. For example, creating payments on CC websites that re-open your credit limit before the money to pay it is available in your bank account.

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stanolshefski said:   
TravelerMSY said:   
sfchris said:   What is the MS angle on fast ACH? When fatwallet gets this excited about something it is usually key to MS.
† Isn't it obvious? Moving your money around faster lets you deploy your capital more often.

† Slower moving money†can†also allow you to effectively do the same thing if you can essentially kite. For example, creating payments on CC websites that re-open your credit limit before the money to pay it is available in your bank account.

††

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aleck said:   †The policy also varies whether you initiate ACH from the web site or in person in a branch.
† How do you ACH in a branch? Never heard of such a thing. Is there a slip for that next to the deposit and withdrawal slips? Do they let you get on one of their terminals behind the counter and do it?

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Timely -- here's a message Alliant just sent me. †Looks like Alliant-initiated ACH pulls do not apply

Dear Member,

Youíve already used Alliantís ACH funds transfer service, so you know that Alliant has always made your money available to you faster than most other financial institutions. Beginning today, we now offer same-day funds availability for incoming ACH transfers that have been initiated from your other financial institution. With same-day ACH, all incoming ACH transfers received from your outside financial institution by 1:45pm CT will post by 5:00pm the same day to your Alliant account. Alliant does not charge a fee for this type of transaction; however, your other financial institution may charge you a fee for the added service level.=14.6667px†=14.6667pxTo learn more, consult the Transfers section of our online banking FAQs at†https://www.alliantcreditunion.com/OnlineBanking/Help/HowTo/FAQs/Default.aspx#transfers†or call us at 800-328-1935.

Thank you, Alliant Credit Union

P.S. Same-day outbound ACH transactions are not yet available, but we have plans to introduce these in late 2017. In the meantime, Alliant still offers super-fast ACH service!††

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This is kind of confusing to me because I thought the term "available" refers to when deposits that are posted to your account -- whether by ACH or any other kind of deposit -- are eligible to be withdrawn. But in this discussion, and Alliant's message, it seems to be referring to speed of transfer rather than how soon after posting to your account funds can be withdrawn. For most institutions the latter has long been "immediately" for transfers pushed from another institution, and for Alliant it has (admirably) long been "immediately" for pulls too.

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dejanu said:   ... and for Alliant it has (admirably) long been "immediately" for pulls too.
If by "immediate" you mean next day, then yes. My experience has always been that pulls submitted prior to 1PM ET are available the next business day, before the ACH has settled between Alliant to the far end institution. Is your experience different?
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HotSalami said:   
dejanu said:   ... and for Alliant it has (admirably) long been "immediately" for pulls too.
If by "immediate" you mean next day, then yes. My experience has always been that pulls submitted prior to 1PM ET are available the next business day, before the ACH has settled between Alliant to the far end institution. Is your experience different?
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My experience has been the same as yours.† Under this new same-day system, when fully implemented, does this mean no FI's will put holds on pulled funds any longer (i.e., delay fund availability after posting), since settlement will be immediate?

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dejanu said:   
HotSalami said:   
dejanu said:   ... and for Alliant it has (admirably) long been "immediately" for pulls too.
If by "immediate" you mean next day, then yes. My experience has always been that pulls submitted prior to 1PM ET are available the next business day, before the ACH has settled between Alliant to the far end institution. Is your experience different?
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My experience has been the same as yours.† Under this new same-day system, when fully implemented, does this mean no FI's will put holds on pulled funds any longer (i.e., delay fund availability after posting), since settlement will be immediate?

You are assuming all availability delays are about settlement, the are not. Very often it is an intentional policy to minimize the attractiveness of the financial institution as a no/minimal balance hub.

It might cost you nothing for an ACH, but it definitely costs the institution something. I have no problem with the institution requiring a minimum balance or a couple of days of float to cover their expenses.

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btuttle said:   
dejanu said:   
HotSalami said:   
dejanu said:   ... and for Alliant it has (admirably) long been "immediately" for pulls too.
If by "immediate" you mean next day, then yes. My experience has always been that pulls submitted prior to 1PM ET are available the next business day, before the ACH has settled between Alliant to the far end institution. Is your experience different?
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My experience has been the same as yours.† Under this new same-day system, when fully implemented, does this mean no FI's will put holds on pulled funds any longer (i.e., delay fund availability after posting), since settlement will be immediate?

You are assuming all availability delays are about settlement, the are not. Very often it is an intentional policy to minimize the attractiveness of the financial institution as a no/minimal balance hub.

It might cost you nothing for an ACH, but it definitely costs the institution something. I have no problem with the institution requiring a minimum balance or a couple of days of float to cover their expenses.

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Makes sense.† But that takes me back to my original point/question.† Namely that, in its announcement (and in thread discussion), Alliant has been using the term "available" to refer to speed of transfer rather than how soon after posting funds may be withdrawn (i.e., "Funds Availability" as discussed in the account agreement).† Assigning two different meanings to the same term is kind of confusing.† (I think it would be easier to make my point if Alliant didn't happen to be among the minority of FI's that allows pulled funds to be withdrawn immediately after they post.)

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Isn't incoming ACH always available as soon as it's posted. Especially for ones originated outside ("pushed" from source) there's no reason to have a hold. That's the only ones the email was about, so I assume the funds would indeed be available for withdrawal same day as the ACH was originated at the source using this new service.

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I've already seen big improvements with this. I use a transfer server to move money from my US bank accounts to overseas accounts. This is done via ACH pulls on my US accounts. Previously, it was taking about 5-6 days on average to receive the money at the overseas destination, with a majority of the hold up being on the ACH side. I've now done 2 transfers and have received it within 2 days to my overseas account. My guess, due to the same day ACH making things a lot faster on the front end of the transaction.

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olegos said:   Isn't incoming ACH always available as soon as it's posted. Especially for ones originated outside ("pushed" from source) there's no reason to have a hold. That's the only ones the email was about, so I assume the funds would indeed be available for withdrawal same day as the ACH was originated at the source using this new service.
That's true.† In fact, when Alliant says, "we now offer same-day funds availability for incoming ACH transfers that have been initiated from your other financial institution," the first thought could be, "but that's always been the case."† Maybe they should have said, "same-day funds receipt and availability."† I note that the dwolla.com page referenced by the OP does not use the term "available" (or any variation) except in the traditional sense of how soon after receipt the funds must be made available to the account holder (end of day).† Regardless, it's a nice development!

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olegos said:   Isn't incoming ACH always available as soon as it's posted. Especially for ones originated outside ("pushed" from source) there's no reason to have a hold. That's the only ones the email was about, so I assume the funds would indeed be available for withdrawal same day as the ACH was originated at the source using this new service.
† If your bank provides you a back office view of your account, then the incoming ACH becomes visible as soon as bank receives the ACH data, however it will not post to your account until the following business day.

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Theoretically, payrolls could be churning out sooner, but it appears most vendors will be charging more for such services.

Naturally, what will really happen is companies will be able to shift their schedules to not even release payroll until the day of deposit (if they have to do the two-days prior funding today).

https://payments.nacha.org/sites/payments.nacha.org/files/files/...

Rasheed

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