Payment Glossary

E-Check (or echeck)

E-Check payments are ACH payments that originate via the internet, telephone, point-of-sale (POS), or bill payment sent through the mail or unattended lockbox. For mail and lockbox payments, the paper check is not deposited, but converted into an ACH debit. Learn more about e-check payments here.

Related Terms

  • Originator

    As it relates to check processing, the originator is the person who originally wrote a check.

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  • POP (Point-of-Purchase)

    A one time debit entry to the account of a receiver whom is notified, at the point of purchase, that their check (source document) will be converted...

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