The Remittance Coalition

The Remittance Coalition is a group of organizations and individuals working together to promote greater use of electronic business-to-business (B2B) payments and electronic remittance data exchanges. The Coalition accomplishes this objective by addressing various problems and barriers that make it difficult for businesses to use electronic alternatives to paper checks and remittance advices.

Remittance information refers to details about a payment. It tells what the payment is for and explains variances between the amount billed and amount paid. In B2B payments, often a remittance advice is sent by the buyer to the seller to inform the seller that a payment has been or is about to be made, the specific items or invoices being paid, and the reasons for any discrepancies between the invoiced amount and the paid amount (for example, discounts, deductions, and adjustments taken in accordance with the terms of the sale or contract.) The seller's accounts receivable function then reconciles the payment and the remittance details. Remittance advices may also issued by suppliers to acknowledge customer payment of outstanding invoices and/or goods or services sold.

Participation in the Coalition is open to any individual or organization interested in the Coalition’s objectives. There is no cost to join nor to participate in Coalition efforts.  

Purpose

The Remittance Coalition’s objective is to increase the efficiency with which business-to-business payments are made and reconciled by all types and sizes of U.S. businesses. The Coalition will accomplish this objective by promoting more unified standards, processes and common automated tools that support: (1) Using more electronic payments for B2B transactions, and (2) Originating and delivering electronic remittance data that can be associated easily with the payment.

Contact the Remittance Coalition

Interested in joining the Remittance Coalition? Send an e-mail to remittance.coalition.smb@mpls.frb.org with your name, company, and e-mail address. You will receive a welcome packet, be added to the Coalition distribution list, and be invited to participate in specific Coalition initiatives that may interest you.

Have a question about the Coalition? Want to volunteer on a project? Please send an email to remittance.coalition.smb@mpls.frb.org.

Publication Policy
It is our practice to post on our web site meeting agendas, minutes, and other information relevant to the efforts of the Remittance Coalition. This information may include the names of participating individuals and organizations. We may also post presentations or other materials created by participants, with the relevant participant's consent.

LinkedIn
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Remittance Coalition Overview

Overview [PDF]
Leadership [PDF]
Remittance Coalition Member Organizations [PDF]
Remittance Coalition Member Feedback Survey - Summary of Results, March 1, 2013 [PDF]

Remittance Coalition Solutions and Activities

A number of activities and solutions have been identified to bring clarity to and address aspects of the remittance problem. Remittance Coalition members participate in and lead certain initiatives. However, in some cases, such as the development of a new remittance standard, the role of the Remittance Coalition is to track, communicate progress, and provide feedback to the lead organization. In addition to the activities listed below, the Presentations section shares slide decks from educational outreach activities, such as presentations and webinars, of Remittance Coalition members.

Final Report - Electronic Payments & Remittance Data: Pain Points & Solutions

See Presentations section below for webinars summarizing findings and conclusions from the 2012 Survey of Business Practitioners.

Remittance Coalition Vendor Forum conference call, May 20, 2014, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. CT

Tips for Cutting Edge ePayments & eRemittance Solutions, NACHA Payments 2014, April 7, 2014

National Association of Food Service Manufacturers Credit Group, "The Remittance Coalition's Quest for Straight-through-Processing", originally scheduled for February 13, 2014 but cancelled due to travel delays

RVCF - A Streamlined Approach to Deduction Codes: Why Fewer is Better, November 4, 2013

Vendor Forum - Fedwire Funds Service & CHIPS, August 13, 2013

Vendor Forum - Wire Transfer Extended Remittance Information Solutions for Businesses, August 13, 2013

Vendor Forum - New Remittance Information Format for Wire Payments, August 13, 2013

Vendor Forum - ISO 20022 Stand-alone Remittance NACHA XML-ACH Opt-in Program, August 13, 2013

Vendor Forum - NACHA's XML-ACH Opt-in Program, August 13, 2013

Vendor Forum - XML in the ACH?, August 13, 2013

Vendor Forum - The New Balance & Transaction Reporting Standard, August 13, 2013

Vendor Forum - ANSI X9.121–2012 Balance and Transaction Reporting Standard, August 13, 2013

Vendor Forum - Simplified deduction codes/core adjustment reason codes project, August 13, 2013

Vendor Forum - ASC X12 & X9 TR xxx–2013 Business-to-Business Core Adjustment Reason Codes, August 13, 2013

Institute for Financial Operations 2013 Fusion Conference: On the Path to Straight-through-Processing, May 20, 2013

Minnesota Association for Financial Professionals annual conference presentation: Getting Your Suppliers to Accept Electronic Payments, April 23, 2013

NACHA 2013 Payments conference: 2012 Remittance Coalition Survey: Is Straight through Processing an Impossible Dream?, April 23, 2013

NAPCP 2013 14th Annual Card & Payment Conference: Simplifying the Exchange of Remittance Data & B2B Payments Processing, April 16, 2013

Webinar for Credit Research Foundation members: Results of the Remittance Coalition Corporate Survey, January 8, 2013

Webinar for X9C Corporate Banking and X9AB Payments Subcommittee members: Results from the Industry Survey by the Remittance Coalition: A Presentation to X9C & X9AB Members, January 7, 2013

Webinar for Remittance Coalition members: Results from the Industry Survey by the Remittance Coalition, December 12, 2012

Webinar for Association for Financial Professionals members: Payments Update: The Remittance Riddle, December 4, 2012

Webinar for Institute of Financial Operations members: A Step on the Road to STP: Results from an Industry Survey by the Remittance Coalition, November 15, 2012

VCF Fall Conference Presentation: Streamlining Payments Through Improving Remittance, November 12, 2012

VCF Fall Conference Presentation: CRF Deduction Survey - Results of 2012 Customer Deduction Survey, November 11, 2012

CRF Fall Forum Presentation - Simplifying Electronic Payments & Remittance Processing, October 23, 2012

AFP Annual Conference 2013: Electronic Payments and Remittance Data: Impossible Dream or Practical Reality?, October 16, 2012

ASBDC Annual Conference Presentation – How Small Business Can Improve Their Payments Processes, September 12, 2012

Webinar: The New BTRS Standard is Here - What you Need to Know, May 17, 2012

ASBDC State Directors Conference Presentation - Improving Small Business Payments Processing, March 19, 2012

ABA-PSAC Presentation - The Remittance Coalition: Addressing B2B Payment Problems, November 17, 2011

Remittance Coalition Workshop Presentation - Remittance Coalition Workshop, November 6, 2011

CRF Credit and Accounts Receivable Forum Presentation - Simplifying Electronic Payments & Remittance Processing, October 17, 2011

Credit Cards as a Payment Method in B2B Transactions, The Credit Research Foundation, January 2014

Article for ASBDC by Debra Hjortland

A Survey by the Remittance Coalition to Identify Problems & Solutions to Electronic Payment & Remittance Exchange & Reconciliation by Debra Hjortland

Remittance Coalition Electronic Payment & Remittance Exchange Survey by Debra Hjortland

Unfinished Business by Debra Hjortland. This article appeared in the March 2012 edition of the AFP Exchange magazine, copyright ©2012 Association for Financial Professionals, all rights reserved, republished with permission.

Remittance Advice Standards: Is there a lack of standards or too many? Report to X9 Board of Directors by Debra Hjortland

 
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