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Enhancements to Interoperability Standards for Check Image File Formats
The CheckImage Collaborative announces an enhanced Universal Companion Document (UCD)
which establishes a uniform industry approach for populating and validating check image files.
Updated UCD - Version 1.3
Version1.3 was developed to conform to the new updated X9.100-187-2013. This version does not change any previous requirements, is totally compatible with the previous version of the UCD and does not mandate any changes to existing clearing systems.
Version 1.2 and Version 1.1 are still available through these links.
UCD Implementation Points of Emphasis
This document lists issues identified by many of the early UCD adopters as being implemented incorrectly when constructing a UCD compliant file. This document does not add, remove, or modify the existing UCD in any way. This is a list of UCD records and fields, others have overlooked in their implementations with recommendations to ensure a successful implementation of UCD compliant files.
Paper checks continue to transition to electronic images at an extraordinary rate with almost 70% of
all institutions now receiving images. With statistics now available for three and one half years, the
CheckImage Collaborative will now report the Industry statistics on a quarterly basis in order to show
a more complete historical trend.
Industry Statistics -- December 2013
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