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.

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    A field on the magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) line of a check or share draft. This is an optional field that can be found to the...

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  • MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition)

    The information printed on a check in magnetic ink. The MICR information helps MICR scanners retrieve important information from the check including the routing number, account number...

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