Membership

Membership Benefits

Are you on 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.

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.

Education

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, card, wire and emerging payments
  • Annual Complimentary Copy of Current NACHA Operating Rules (Rules Change Supplements provided throughout the year)
  • Access to Complimentary “Introduction to ACH” On-Demand Webcast
  • Access to Members Only Website Resources at www.paymentsfirst.org (see included sample)
  • “Member Only” Complimentary hot topic webinars throughout year ($780 value)
  • 50% savings on Publications, Education, Compliance and Consulting Services
  • 50% savings on AAP Certification Training & Study Materials
  • 50% savings on NCP Certification Training
  • 50% savings on Annual Conference Registration
  • Networking opportunities with peers at regional Town Hall meetings
  • Opportunity to nominate staff member for the PaymentsFirst scholarship to NACHA’s Payments Institute
  • Access to Complimentary Legal Consulting and Legal Discounts
  • Quarterly Newsletter 
  • National Operational Alerts
  • Industry Memos and News
  • 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 in the Payments industry

Platinum Membership

PaymentsFirst is dedicated to promoting the growth and best use of electronic payments through education, information exchange and advocacy.  In addition to PaymentsFirst regular membership, you can choose to be a platinum member.  When you choose to become a Platinum Member, you ensure your staff is equipped with the most relevant and current electronic payment information and education in a cost effective way.

By choosing a Platinum Membership, you will receive educational benefits that can now be recognized as membership dues; reducing your education budget by up to $1,015!  Since Platinum Membership is only $500 in addition to your base membership dues, you can increase your staff education and save money.

Benefits Include:

  • Registration to Annual Solutions Conference or Two Payments Summit Registrations (up to $550 value)
  • Registration to one Full Day In-Person Seminar OR two Half Day In-Person Seminars of choice ($165 value)
  • Registration to 2 Webinars of choice ($300 value)
  • Recognition of Platinum Members at Conference and Summit