5 Basic Things you Should Know About E-check

By: Kay Fione

Nowadays, credit cards are no longer secure. It can be tampered or even faked. . Anyone with general knowledge about computers can intercept and " steal" credit card information sent over the Net. It takes only some tinkering and it's done. If you purchase items on line and pay via credit card, you face a great risk of identity theft. On the other hand, you face greater credit card fraud if you are an on-line businessman. Your customers could be paying you tampered, stolen, or fraudulent credit cards. You lose important revenues and you could end up bankrupt in the process. So what's the solution? You guess it. Electronic Checks or e-checks.

1. An E-check is a computer document file

According to e-check. org, e-check is a computer document (or file) that can be easily processed by any application and exchanged between systems using any appropriate communications medium. In other words, you can y use e-check to pay for that that cool palm-sized DVD player sold over the Internet. Or to purchase that auctioned pearl earrings you crave for so long at E bay.

You can also deposit and do other bank transactions with e-check. Moreover, you can send an e-check to your loved ones via email.

2. E-checks are very secure

Unlike credit cards that can be tampered, an e-check can never be forged or altered. NEVER. It can be authenticated and verified automatically. As built-security, it uses digital signatures with the latest key cryptography standards.

3. E-checks Save Time

Because of its electronic nature, e-check saves processing time of two to five days than its paper counterpart. This is according to banking and finance authorities. Just click " Send" and forget about it.

4.E checks Save Papers

Since e checks are computer files and reside on your PC, you save on paper costs, envelops, photocopying costs and postage. This means that trees need not be unnecessarily cut down just to make papers. When using e-check, we make significant savings that could have positive impact on the world we live in.

5. For added e check convenience, sign up for e check processing services

Just like its paper counterpart, e-check can bounce too due to lack of funds. Suppose you engage in a cut flower on line business. A customer will use e-check to pay for your products. When that e-check bounces due to lack of funds, you will be at the losing end. Of course, you can still recoup your losses but it laboriously takes time.

However, there is an easy solution to protect against this inevitable bad luck. You can sign up for an e-check processing services. Basically, this third party company uses check payment processing software to process e-check payments made in your behalf. They will do this service promptly and securely. Upon receipt of your submitted e checks, the company will immediately remit into your account the amount reflected on the check, minus a nominal charge fee. You get your money and gain peace of mind. And the processing benefits from your patronage of their service.

It's a win-win solution any which way you look at it.

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