What is an Employer of Record

How to hire globally with an EOR

What is a Global PEO

An alternative to EOR

What is a PEO

Hire locally with a PEO

Our Methodology

Why you can trust our guides

Hire Globally

Find international talents

Outsource Recruitment

How to outsource recruitment

Work Visas

How to get a work visa

Digital Nomad Visas

Get a digital nomad visa

Best Employer of Record (EOR)

Hire globally with the best EOR companies

Best Contractor Management

Hire and pay contractors and freelancers

Best Global PEO

Discover the best international co-employers

Best PEO Companies

Save on payroll and HR costs

Best Background Check Companies

Screen employees before hire

Best Global Payroll Providers

Outsource international payroll

Best Relocation Services

Relocate employees internationally

International Company Registration

Get help to incorporate overseas

All Reviews

Compare all providers

1. Horizons

Best Global EOR

2. Remote

Best EOR for Compliance

3. Deel

Best EOR Platform

4. Papaya Global

Best EOR for Payments

All EOR Reviews

Compare all providers

Where do you need a service provider?

All Countries

Explore our detailed guides for professional advice on international growth, recruitment, compensations strategies, and a curated list of top service providers.

2 min read

Send ACH Payments to Independent Contractors

send ACH payments to contractors

Are you tired of dealing with paper checks and snail-mail when paying your independent contractors? Consider using ACH payments: An electronic payment system that makes it easy and efficient to transfer funds between banks. In this piece, you’ll learn you can use ACH to pay your independent contractors.

Key Takeaways

  • ACH payments offer a reliable and efficient way to pay independent contractors electronically.
  • Setting up an ACH account is quick and easy.
  • ACH payments take one to three business days to clear. They’re much faster than traditional methods of paying contractors.

How to set up and send ACH payments to contractors

Follow the short steps below to set up ACH payments for your team.

Set up ACH payments

First, you’ll need to set up an ACH account with your bank or a third-party payment processor that offers ACH services. This should be a quick and easy process that will save you time in the long run. You’ll likely want to chat with your bank about their ACH processing fees before proceeding.

Collect information from your contractors

 Next, you’ll need to collect the necessary information from your independent contractors. This includes their bank name, routing number, and account number. Make sure to keep this information secure and confidential.

Initiate the payment

 Once you have the payment information, you can log in to your ACH account and input the payment details, including the payment amount and the contractor’s banking information. It’s fast, easy, and secure!

Wait for the payment to clear

ACH payments typically take one to three business days to clear. So, make sure to plan ahead and ensure that you have the necessary funds in your account before initiating the payment.

Confirm the payment

Once the payment has cleared, confirm with your independent contractor that they have received the payment. It’s always a good idea to keep records of the payment for future reference.


ACH payments are a reliable and secure way to pay your independent contractors. By following these steps, you can ensure that your payments are processed smoothly and efficiently, and save yourself valuable time and resources.

Tamsin is RemotePad’s careers, travel and global work specialist. Currently based in London, Tamsin holds a Bachelor’s from Middlesex University, and a Master’s from the London Metropolitan University. Tamsin has previously written for a variety of prominent travel outlets and job sites.