Payment Glossary

Originator

A company, individual or entity that initiates entries into the ACH network.

Related Terms

  • ODFI (Originating Depository Financial Institution)

    Financial institutions that originate ACH transactions on behalf of its customers. ODFI's must abide by the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) Operating Rules.

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  • On-Us Entry

    Occurs when both the receiver and originator of a transaction have depository accounts at the same depository financial institution.

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