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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.
Implementation of check image exchange for check collections is virtually complete. As a result, the volume of check images received at the paying bank will mirror the overall transit check volumes. The volume of interbank checks exchanged via image reached 100% around the end of 2011.
Industry Statistics -- June 2015
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