United Bank & Trust Selects Laru’s ACH Clarity in Q4

United Bank & Trust among 8 Banks Nationwide to Select Laru’s ACH Clarity in Q4 2009 to Monitor and Manage ACH Risk

— Utilizing business intelligence for enhanced risk and compliance management —

FOLSOM, CA., February 23, 2010 — Laru, the leading provider of ACH risk and compliance management software applications for financial institutions, announced that United Bank & Trust was among 8 banks nationwide to select Laru’s ACH Clarity software and ACH FileFox Professional in Q4. These applications will enhance operational efficiency and risk monitoring of United Bank & Trust’s growing volume of ACH transactions.

United Bank & Trust chose Laru’s technology because it provides the bank’s internal operations personnel with a user-friendly, comprehensive tool that can research, report and manage risk exposure effectively, as well as ensure compliance with existing and new ACH regulations taking effect on June 18, 2010.

“As the result of a recent audit, we recognized the need to manage our ACH transactions and files with better controls. ACH Clarity provides those necessary and important tools to accomplish this," said Marsha Whitehouse, Vice President of Treasury Management for the bank.

ACH Clarity is an enterprise system that complements United Bank & Trust’s core ACH processing system. Laru’s web interface monitors incoming and outgoing ACH traffic between participating financial institutions. Using ACH Clarity, the Bank’s operations staff receives daily alerts and reports that identify transaction anomalies. These capabilities have given the bank an automated means to immediately access and identify potential problem transactions. ACH Clarity’s drilldown capability provides forensics and isolates the source of the issues. The bank also generates comprehensive board reports for executive management using Clarity.

“Laru has successfully translated risk management challenges into some very comprehensive tools. With today’s more stringent rules and regulations, there is now an increased need for stronger risk management systems and controls designed specifically for monitoring ACH transactions. The use of ACH Clarity will ensure that United Bank & Trust can use actionable business intelligence to safely pursue its ACH growth targets while complying with NACHA’s risk management and assessment guidelines that take effect on June 18, 2010,” said Rajiv Donde, president at Laru.

About United Bank & Trust
Locally owned and managed, United Bank & Trust is a fiercely independent, Michigan-based community bank serving Lenawee and Washtenaw Counties. United Bank & Trust offers a wide range of financial services, the latest technology, and a team of experts. They are more than financial advisors – they become advocates in actively helping their customers create success and attain their goals. That’s why they can say “we’re United behind you.”

United Bank & Trust is a Michigan-based community bank serving Lenawee and Washtenaw Counties.

  • Posted: February 23, 2010