The Clearing House Association is the nation's oldest bank association and forum. After more than 150 years, it continues to be uniquely able to assemble a small group of peer executives to exchange information, make decisions, and carry out effective action on issues of importance to the owner banks. The Association’s forum is highly credible and well-respected, focusing on analysis, education, and insight. Established in 1853 to simplify the exchange of checks and improve the efficiency of the payments system, The Clearing House continues to be a world leader in the payments business. The Clearing House provides payment services for check, electronic check, ACH and wire transfer. It also includes industry forums to discuss and take action in issues critical to its owners.