Transparent services and low costs are a direct consequence of Earthports innovative business model. Earthport treats international payments as two separate domestic payments, which are processed either on-us or through the national ACH (Automated Clearing House) infrastructures.
ACHs offer very high service levels at very low cost, as they benefit from huge economies of scale. Transactions are fed into Earthports segregated accounts (known by different terms in different countries, such as client monies or trust accounts). Earthport interlinks the accounts using a sophisticated virtual accounting system, allowing customers to trace transactions across the globe by logging into the Earthport system. Liquidity is recycled or netted across the accounts. Earthports model therefore avoids many of the complexities inherent in other international payments services, which contribute to their relatively poor efficiency and higher costs.