Term -EFT

Electronic Funds Transfer information (EFT) means information necessary for making a payment by EFT through specified EFT mechanisms.

Any transfer of funds, other than a transaction originated by cash, check, or similar paper instrument, that is initiated through an electronic terminal, telephone, computer, or magnetic tape, for the purpose of ordering, instructing, or authorizing a financial institution to debit or credit an account. The term includes Automated Clearing House transfers, Fedwire transfers, and transfers made at automatic teller machines and point-of-sale terminals. For purposes of compliance with 31 U.S.C. 3332 and implementing regulations at 31 CFR Part 208, the term “electronic funds transfer” includes a Governmentwide commercial purchase card transaction.

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