Membership Types and Benefits

We invite you to Increase Revenue, Reduce Operational Expenses and Mitigate Risks in Electronic Payments by becoming a PAR/WACHA Member. In addition to the benefits of WACHA’s Payments Advocacy and Education; as a Member you will also benefit from the Payments Risk Mitigation and Compliance products and services offered by our sister company, Payment Advisory Resource (PAR).

PAR/WACHA’s products and services are helpful to all types of organizations. Whether you are a financial institution, small-to midsized business, or large payment vendor – we have a Membership Package for you! We welcome you to explore the specific benefits and services of our three Membership Types below: 

PAR/WACHA Membership Types

 

Financial Institution

Financial Institution Member – PAR/WACHA’s most prevalent membership type includes: banks, credit unions, and financial institution holding companies. We represent the common interests of all our Financial Institution Members at a national level via NACHA Committees, Counsels, and Rule Ballots; Electronic Check Clearing House Organization (ECCHO); Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB); the Federal Reserve Bank; and many other rule making and influencing organizations. 

AffiliateAffiliate Member – Our base membership category for non-financial institution organizations is perfect for businesses with treasury management department, businesses that process a high volume of payments, and organizations that provide payment related services. PAR/WACHA’s Affiliate Membership base includes a wide-range of industry types including law firms, insurance companies, Third-Party Senders, payroll processors, municipalities, ecommerce, and collection agencies.   

Preferred Vendor Affiliate Member – Our newest memPreferred Vendersbership category was developed to serve, support, and partner with non-financial institution leaders in the payments industry. This membership type is a great fit for Payment Vendors, Third-Party Payment Processors, Payment Software and other Service Providers, and other Payment Industry Stakeholders. The Preferred Vendor Affiliate Membership package includes all benefits of the Affiliate Membership package, plus many more benefits and opportunities.


  

Financial Institution Member Benefits

Payments Advocacy

  • Free - Payments Service Helpdesk: staffed by our Accredited ACH Professionals (AAPs) and National Check Professionals (NCPs), is available to your staff any time you have a payment (including: ACH, check, card, and wire) question or need a second opinion on a situation - We have helped our Members recover hundreds of thousands of dollars that would have otherwise been losses!
  • Payments Peer Group: allows you to share in the knowledge and experience of other payments professionals; pose questions for comments/feedback, add comments, and review all other questions/comments to expand your knowledge base!

  • Influence on Industry Rules and Strategies on a National Level: as a Regional Payments Association of NACHA, PAR/WACHA provides a united voice and strong visibility for our members of all sizes in ACH rule development - All PAR/WACHA Members are invited to join our Rules and Operations Committee

  • 50% Discount on Payment Publicationsthis wide selection includes more than just reference materials, we created  a variety of electronic publications to be used as templates in your internal procedures, agreements, or for compliance and educational distribution to corporate customers

  • Special Rates and Discounts on Industry Products and Services: we have many partnerships and special arrangements with other payment industry leaders that allows for special rates and discounts for PAR/WACHA Members on certain products and services offered by these organizations

  • Free - Members Only Website: provides you with free Sample Forms and Agreements (e.g., ACH Origination Agreement, Stop Payment Forms, Written Statement of Unauthorized Debit form, and many more), access to the latest ACH rule updates, special payments news articles written by payments/banking attorneys, and more!

  • Free - NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines: receive a copy annually with our compliments

Payments Education

  • 50% Discount on In-Person, Webinar, On-Demand E-Learning Training: available on all payment types and related topics including: ACH, Wire, Check, Card, Fraud, Regulations, and More!

  • Discounted Admission to Annual PAR/WACHA Events: Electronic Payments Conference, Payments University, Fraud Day, and other Symposiums

  • Discounted Customized Training: you tell us your training goals and we will create a customized training session specifically tailored to your needs, performed onsite or via webinar

  • Discounted Accreditation programs for AAP and NCP: plus Member rates on NACHA’s AAP test registration fees and filing continuing education credits

Payments Risk Mitigation and Compliance

  • 50% Discount on Performing your annual ACH Audit: above and beyond the audit requirements of the NACHA Rules, all aspects of your ACH operations will be thoroughly reviewed while solutions are recommended and your staff is trained

  • 50% Discount on Performing your ACH and/or Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) Risk Assessment: will help safeguard your institution from potential loss, staff will receive custom education and solutions to ensure sufficient controls are in place

  • Significant Discounts on Advisory Services: if you need guidance or advice in a payment area, we can assist with any area of your ACH or RDC Operations

  • NEW! Unclaimed Property Services

If you are interested in PAR/WACHA’s Financial Institution Membership click here to have a PAR/WACHA Membership Representative contact you.

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Affiliate Member Benefits

Payments Advocacy

  • Free - Payments Service Helpdesk: staffed by our Accredited ACH Professionals (AAPs) and National Check Professionals (NCPs), is available to your staff any time you have a payment (including: ACH, check, card, and wire) question or need a second opinion on a situation - We have helped our Members recover hundreds of thousands of dollars that would have otherwise been losses!

  • Payments Peer Group: allows you to share in the knowledge and experience of other payments professionals; pose questions for comments/feedback, add comments, and review all other questions/comments to expand your knowledge base!

  • Influence on Industry Rules and Strategies on a National Level: as a Regional Payments Association of NACHA, PAR/WACHA provides a united voice and strong visibility for our members of all sizes in ACH rule development

  • 50% Discount on Payment Publicationsthis wide selection includes more than just reference materials, we have also offer a variety of electronic tools to be used as templates in your internal procedures

  • Special Rates and Discounts on Industry Products and Services: we have many partnerships and special arrangements with other payment industry leaders that allows for special rates and discounts for PAR/WACHA Members on certain products and services offered by these organizations

  • Free - Members Only Website: provides you with free Sample Forms and Agreements, access to the latest ACH rule updates, special payments news articles written by payments/banking attorneys, and more!

  • Free - NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines: receive a copy annually with our compliments

Payments Education

  • 50% Discount on In-Person, Webinar, On-Demand E-Learning Training: available on all payment types and related topics including: ACH, Wire, Check, Card, Fraud, Regulations, and More!

  • Discounted Admission to Annual PAR/WACHA Events: Electronic Payments Conference, Payments University, Fraud Day, and other Symposiums

  • Discounted Custom Training: you tell us your training goals and we will create a custom training session specifically tailored to your needs, performed onsite or via webinar

  • Discounted Accreditation programs for AAP and NCP: plus Member rates on NACHA’s AAP test registration fees and continued education credits

Payments Risk Mitigation and Compliance

  • Significant Discounts on Performing your annual Third-Party Sender ACH Audit: above and beyond the audit requirements of the NACHA Rules, all facets of your ACH operations will be thoroughly reviewed while solutions are recommended and your staff is trained

  • Significant Discounts on Performing your ACH or Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) Risk Assessment: will help safeguard your business from potential loss, staff will receive custom education and solutions to ensure sufficient controls are in place
  • Significant Discounts on Advisory Services: if you need guidance or advice in a payment area, we can assist with any area of your ACH or RDC Operations

  • NEW! Unclaimed Property Services

If you are interested in PAR/WACHA’s Affiliate Membership click here to have a PAR/WACHA Membership Representative contact you.

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Preferred Vendor Affiliate Member Benefits

  •  Exhibition at annual PAR/WACHA Electronic Payments Conference
    • 8x10 Exhibit Space: Includes table and 2 chairs
    • 2 Complimentary Conference Registrations ($900.00 value); discounted rate for additional registrations
    • Company Name/Logo featured on all Conference and Marketing materials
    • Conference attendee list provided at least 2 weeks prior to event
  • Announcement of new relationship via PAR/WACHA’s e-Newsletter (2,600 Recipients)
  • Promotion of Webinar(s): will be included in PAR/WACHA's Education Calendar and highlighted in our e-Newsletter; minimum of one per year 
  • Opportunity to offer Free “Lunch and Learn” Webinar to all PAR/WACHA Members and Contacts: webinar should be part educational and part can highlight your products and services; PAR/WACHA will market the webinar on our website, through our e-Newsletter, and other educational mailings 
  • Preferred Vendor listing on PAR/WACHA website: Includes your company logo, contact information, website link, and a short description of your company and/or product highlights 
  • Featured Vendor ad in our e-Newsletter (over 2,600 recipients): at least two times per year (usually four to five times per year) we will highlight you in our e-Newsletter; it will include your company logo, contact information, website link, and a short description of your company and/or product highlights 
  • PAR/WACHA Member Referrals: when PAR/WACHA Members, and other contacts, inquire about products and services that we do not offer; we refer them to our Preferred Vendor Members before other companies 
  • Sponsorship Opportunities: first opportunity at sponsorship options for PAR/WACHA conferences and events 
  • Exhibitor Discounts at other RPA Conferences: if you exhibit at the PAR/WACHA, EPCOR, and UMACHA Conferences within the same year 
  • PAR/WACHA Affiliate Member status with Full Membership Benefits
    • See Affiliate Member Benefits for full listing

*The benefits and services are not limited to what is listed; PAR/WACHA is always open to partnering on different projects that may be mutually beneficial for our Members and Preferred Vendors 

If you are interested in PAR/WACHA’s Preferred Vendor Affiliate Membership click here to have a PAR/WACHA Membership Representative contact you.

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