The European Automated Clearing House Association (EACHA) is the technical cooperation forum of European ACHs. Its membership, currently comprising 26 institutions, gathers twice a year to discuss European developments in retail payments. The philosophy of EACHA is that healthy competition also means teamwork. This is why EACHA believes firmly in developing a common vision for
the future, and favouring harmonious implementation of European policies and schemes including interoperability based on open standards.

EACHA's principal aims are to:
  • lobby in Europe on behalf of its members
  • be a forum for its members to share information and discuss issues of common interest
  • provide opportunities for networking among European ACHs
  • develop common guidelines to facilitate interoperability for the clearing and settlement of SEPA payments.