What is an Automated Clearing House (ACH)?
An Automated Clearing House (ACH) within the construction context refers to an electronic fund transfer system primarily used for direct deposit payments, including for construction services. It's a method universally used by many businesses in the industry for its convenience and speed. This system provides an efficient platform for moving funds from one account to another in a collective and prioritised manner, aiding greatly in the financial management of a construction project, including payroll and paying suppliers. The benefits include prompt payment, less risk of cheque fraud, and streamlined bookkeeping. It's an integral part of the financial mechanism in the construction industry.