Positive Pay Services

Protect your business against fraud with Fifth Third Bank Positive Pay Services.

We can provide you with advanced solutions that help protect your organization against check and ACH fraud. That’s because we continue to improve and transform our platform to respond to today’s challenges—and ensure that you have the tools you need mitigate risks.

Positive Pay fraud protection services works for both standard checks and electronic debits.

  • For checks, we employ technologically advanced methods for comparing check-paid items against issue information to identify discrepancies and ensure that only the checks you issue are paid.
  • For ACH, you determine who has access to your account and what dollar amount they may post to your account.
All suspect items are reported to you promptly through daily email alerts, with details easily accessible via Fifth Third DirectSM our Internet portal.

You can choose from these Positive Pay variations for added business fraud protection:

  • Payee Name Verification. This helps you mitigate risk because we know exactly what your check-and the payee information-should look like.
  • Reverse Positive Pay. This service lets you maintain your own list of issued checks and maintain control over check returns. We prepare a file of check information that you may access via Fifth Third Direct. Through this online portal, you can compare our information to your internal records and decide to pay or reverse items.
  • Teller-maintained Positive Pay. Tellers at banking centers are authorized to turn away depositors based on verification information you provide.

How ACH Positive Pay works

Our ACH debit authorization services provide you with the ability to determine who has access and what dollar limit they may post to your account.

  1. We report suspect items through Fifth Third DirectSM.
  2. For each debit transaction posted, customers may choose to:
    • Pay once.
    • Return once.
    • Pay always.
    • Return always.

With all of our Positive Pay solutions, you receive daily email alerts to inform you of potentially suspect checks.

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Find out more about our Positive Pay Services. Contact a Treasury Management Officer or a Relationship Manager.

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