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1. What is an ACH?
ACH is an abbreviation for Automated Clearing House. It is also known as Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or Direct Deposit. It is the means by which funds are dispersed through electronic media.
ACH, a reliable and robust payment system used by a large number of organizations, ensures secure processing of direct deposit payrolls, utility bills, insurance premiums, mortgages etc.
2. What are the advantages of ACH over paper checks?
ACH has an edge over paper checks and also highlights your corporate image to your staff and customers by empowering you with direct deposits and automatic bill payments. It is a paperless option to the processing of paper checks. The major factor that contributes to its immense popularity is the low-cost transaction that takes place via ACH, and the fact that ACH transactions have a higher priority for funding than paper checks.

ACH lessens the administrative burden of processing payments as well as the cost of process transactions. It also boosts up the revenue flow as online transactions take place faster compared to checks and also ensures increased consumer satisfaction.
3. What types of companies benefit through an ACH service?
ACH processing solutions are highly reliable and efficient and enhance the efficiency of a wide array of organizations such as:
  • Health Clubs
  • Childcare Providers
  • Payroll Providers
  • CPA Organizations
  • Check Cashing companies
  • Financial Institutions
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • And many more!
4. What do ACH Credit Payments include?
ACH Credit Payments entail:
  • Payrolls and pensions
  • Tax Payments
  • Customer-centric payments
  • Employee Expense Reimbursements
  • Interest Payments
  • Business-to-business payments
  • And many more!
5. What do ACH Debit Payments include?
ACH Debit Payments entail:
  • Business-to-business payments
  • Insurance Payments
  • Tax Payments
  • POS Check Conversion
  • Charitable donations
  • Online purchases
  • Loan Payments
  • Public Bond Purchases
  • And many more!
6. Is Automated Clearing House a real-time process?
It’s not a real-time process but transactions take place in batches.
7. Why use LST Financial as your ACH processor?
LST Financial is the right destination for providing you with the apt, end-to-end ACH solutions as per your business-centric objectives. We are committed to offer you superior quality solutions, which result from the blend of cutting-edge technology and sound business acumen.
8. How to get started with setting up an account with LST Financial?
Simply click the ‘Sign-up now’ button on LST Financial website to get started with the enrollment process.
9. How soon can I expect the approval of online enrollment application?
Once you fill in the online application form and fax it in with supporting documentation, your application will be processed within 3 business days.
10. Once I get the approval, how soon I can start processing transactions?
Depends on the delivery of the transactions. If you use our ICEPAY system, it can be as soon as same day. If integration is required, please call us at 866-524-4219 for a definitive answer.
11. How shall I inform you if I change my address, phone number or email?
If you change your address, phone number or email id, the details need to be submitted with us on your organization letterhead. It will take approximately 2 days for making the changes in the records.
12. How long does ACH transfer take?
The average time for a standard customer to receive funds in their bank account is 3-5 days.
13. How do I come to know if a transaction has taken place?
LST Financial will be providing you with the required reporting tools from our Web interface that will keep you updated with the transaction status of your account.
14. Is there any minimum amount fixed for ACH payments?
15. Will a paper check be automatically created on the cancellation of an ACH?
Paper check will not be automatically created in such a case.
16. How does NSF differ from RCK?
NSF stands for Non-Sufficient Funds. It is the main cause for rejection of most transactions. However, RCK is a ACH processing code through which a paper check that gets rejected due to insufficient funds reasons can be represented electronically to the bank for re-presentment via the ACH network.
17. What is a chargeback?
A chargeback is the reversal of a transaction. It takes place when a consumer lodges a complaint with their financial institution. It occurs when a consumer finds a transaction they don’t recognize on their statement or believe it to be fraudulent.

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