Setting Up ACH Payments Using Stripe Connect

Tithely now offers a streamlined and secure way to set up ACH payments using Stripe Connect. This guide will walk donors through the process of setting up ACH payments using Stripe Connect, explaining the steps for both automatic and manual verification. We will also address the security measures in place to protect your personal banking details.

How to Set Up ACH Payments Using Stripe Connect

  1. Navigate to your church’s giving page on the Tithely or Tithely Giving App.
  2. Select Payments.
  3. Select Add New Payment Method.
  4. Select the option to add Bank Account.

Connect Your Bank Account

Automatic Verification
  1. Choose Your Bank: You will be prompted to select your bank from a list of popular institutions or search for your bank.
  2. Log In: Enter your online banking credentials directly into the secure Stripe Connect form. This allows Stripe to instantly verify your bank account.
  3. Confirmation: Once logged in, you will see a confirmation that your bank account has been linked successfully.
Manual Verification
  1. Enter Account Details: If you prefer manual verification, you can choose to enter your bank account and routing numbers directly.
  2. Verification Deposits: Stripe (our payment processor partner) will make two small deposits into your bank account within 1-2 business days.
  3. Confirm Deposits: Log in to your Tithely account and enter the amounts of the two small deposits to verify your account.

Security and Confidence in Using Stripe Connect

Why It’s Secure

  1. Encryption: Stripe uses advanced encryption to protect your data during transmission. Your banking details are encrypted before they are sent over the internet.
  2. Direct Connection: By logging in through Stripe Connect, you are connecting directly to your bank, reducing the risk of your information being intercepted.
  3. No Storage of Credentials: Tithely and Stripe do not store your online banking credentials. They are used solely for the purpose of verifying your account.

Stripe’s Security Measures

  1. PCI Compliance: Stripe is a certified PCI Service Provider Level 1, the highest level of certification available in the payments industry.
  2. Fraud Detection: Stripe uses machine learning and algorithms to detect and prevent fraudulent transactions.
  3. Secure Environment: Your data is stored in a secure environment that is regularly audited for security vulnerabilities.

Additional Information

For more details on how Stripe ensures the security of your banking information, you can visit Stripe's Security Page.

Setting up ACH payments using Stripe Connect on Tithely is a secure and straightforward process. Whether you choose automatic or manual verification, you can feel confident that your banking information is protected by robust security measures. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact your church’s administration or Tithely support.

For more assistance, please refer to our help center or contact us through the support chat on our website.