ACH Settlement

Worldwide.
Built on 75 years of trust.

The ProcessFAQEligibilityFeesJoin

Our Members can engage in net settlements with companies across the world with our process which has been serving the airline industry for most of its existence. Transform your interline billing relationships into the world-class system you need to succeed with Net Settlement by ACH.

Transaction Billings Eligible for Settlement

    

Passenger

    

UATP

    

Airfreight

    

Non-Transport

How It Works

Submit Amounts

Participants submit invoices against ACH or IATA Clearing House Participants into the  e-invoicing platform, SIS.

Net Debtors Deposit

Net Debtors deposit their net balance due into their US Bank demand deposit account.

Net Creditors Receive

Creditors receive their net balance due in their US Bank demand deposit account.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are a non-US owned airline.  Can we join ACH?

Yes, provided you have a  (1) Designator Code, and an Accounting and/or Prefix Code, (2) an Agreement with an ACH or ICH Participant that allows for settlement through the Clearing House, and (3) open a bank account at U.S. Bank for use in ACH Settlements.

We aren’t an airline.  Can we join ACH?

Yes, provided you have an Agreement with an ACH or ICH Participant that allows for settlement through the Clearing House and open a bank account at U.S. Bank for use in ACH Settlements.

Why am I required to open a bank account with U.S. Bank?

ACH has a long standing principle of facilitating the Settlements by performing as Agent only.  ACH does not have, nor want, access to the Settlement Funds.  Our partner, U.S. Bank, has the technology to conduct the Settlements while allowing you to maintain control of your Settlement Funds.

What currencies can I settle in?

Settlements between two ACH Participants are conducted in CAD, EUR, GBP and USD.   The billing party decides what currency they want to generate an invoice in and be paid in.  Settlements between an ACH Participant and an ICH Participant are only conducted in USD.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. 1. Airline participants must have an airline designator and accounting/prefix code
  2. 2. All participants must participate in one of the following:
    • • A4A Interline Traffic Agreement – Passenger
    • • Universal Air Travel Plan Participation Agreement
    • • A bilateral interline agreement with an airline, ACH participant, or ICH participant
    • • IATA Multilateral Interline Traffic Agreement

Fees

FeeAirlineNon-Airline
Application Fee
(Non-Refundable)
$100$1,000
Participant Deposit
(Refundable)
$5,000$5,000
Membership Fee
(Monthly)
$225$225
Annual Fee
($1M - 20M Receivable Billings)
N/A0.1% of annual receivables
Annual Fee
(>$20M Receivable Billings)
N/A0.03% on billings over $20M + $20,000

How to Join

  1. Complete and return the Application
  2. Execute and return the ACH Agreement
  3. Establish a demand deposit account with U.S. Bank.
  4. Join SIS