Membership Benefits

Are you on the staff of a financial institution, software vendor, payment processor, CPA Firm, law office, or other corporation that is in the payments industry? PaymentsFirst should be your electronic payments resource for ACH, check, card, wire, and emerging payments.

Financial Institution Member Application Affiliate Member Application

Mission Statement

To serve our members as a trusted partner supporting the secure use, advancement, and understanding of payment systems

Risk and Compliance

PaymentsFirst promotes growth and secure use of electronic payments through providing resources and support to identify and control risk and ensure rule and regulatory compliance for the benefit of the payments network.


PaymentsFirst provides education support to foster compliance, advancement, and understanding of electronic payments for the benefit of industry participants and the payments network

Join PaymentsFirst to receive the following Member Benefits:

Unlimited Support via The Payments Hotline – (866) 993-3753
ACH, check, RDC, card, wire, and emerging payments

Annual Complimentary Copy of Current Nacha Operating Rules (Rules Change Supplements provided throughout the year)

Access to our On-Demand Library Access to Members Only Website Resources at (sample forms, agreements, and white papers)
Four “Member Only” Complimentary hot topic webinars throughout year  50% savings on Publications, Education, Risk and Compliance and Consulting Services
50% savings on AAP Certification Training 50% savings on APRP Certification Training
50% savings on NCP Certification Training 50% savings on Annual Conference Registration
Networking opportunities with peers Opportunity to nominate staff members for the PaymentsFirst scholarship to Nacha's Payments Institute
Access to Complimentary Legal Consulting and Legal Discounts Quarterly Newsletter 
ACH Volume Report (delivered monthly) Timely, Accurate, and Relevant Industry Alerts and Operational Bulletins
Turn-key Marketing Materials Voice in the Nacha Rule Making Process
Industry information at your fingertips and available to your entire staff Guidance on Hot Topics and Regulatory Updates Impacting the Payments industry