The Check21.com Gateway was developed to facilitate the capture and transfer of EFT (ACH & PAD) and check payments to a client's financial institution. Additionally, as a bi-directional Gateway, returned EFT and checks can be received, matched with their original payment, and queried by clients to keep in line with their accounting policies/procedures.
The Check21.com Gateway requires integration into a client's financial institution. Although the integration process may take only a few minutes, the information required to complete connectivity and QA testing may take up to 4 weeks, depending on the client's financial institution.
The integration and transactions submitted to the financial institution may come at a cost to the client. Clients and prospects should communicate with their institutions to determine the cost structure, should such structure exist. The services required are as follows:
|FTP/SFTP/FTPS Connectivity||All||Allows the Gateway to transmit X9, NACHA, and/or PAD files to the financial institution and/or retrieve returns from the institution.||Yes|
|Image Cash Letter (ICL/X9/Check21)||Checks||Allows the Gateway to transmit check payments to the institution.||Yes - For Checks|
|NACHA (ACH)||ACH||Allows the Gateway to transmit ACH payments to the financial institution within a NACHA file.||Yes - For ACH|
|PAD||PAD||Allows the Gateway to transmit PAD payments to the financial institution within a PAD file (84 character file).||Yes - For PAD|
|Returns||All||Allows the Gateway to download PAD, X9, and/or ACH returns from the financial institution.||No|
To use the Check21.com Gateway via API, please speak with your Check21.com Account Representative or contact Sales to obtain an API Key. Once in possession of the key, please see the API reference section, labeled Submission of ACH Credits, Debits or Check Transactions.. You can also view Returns, Adjustments, and Rejections to understand the Returns process thoroughly.
Updated about 2 years ago