PSCU and SAFE Federal Credit Union expand relationship to include debit processing support

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (October 4, 2022)PSCU, the nation’s premier payments credit union service organization (CUSO), has announced it will be expanding its relationship with SAFE Federal Credit Union (SAFE). In addition to credit processing services, the CUSO will now also provide debit processing support for the credit union.

Headquartered in Sumter, S.C., SAFE was founded in 1955 by 15 Shaw Air Force Base civilian employees who came together with a common goal to form a credit union that put its members first. With $1.6 billion in assets, SAFE currently operates in seven counties, serving 133,000 members with the resources they need to achieve economic stability through each life stage.

SAFE was searching for a robust solutions provider that would deliver a highly functional, reliable and secure debit card program to its members. PSCU has provided SAFE with credit processing services for seven years, making an expansion into debit a natural fit.

“Our decision to choose PSCU for debit services was based on our current relationship, as well as recommendations from other credit unions that have had an excellent experience with the CUSO,” said Mandy Baibak, VP, electronic services at SAFE. “Everything we do at SAFE is driven by the best interests of our members, and it is clear PSCU understands the meaning of the ‘people helping people’ credit union philosophy and the importance of true service.”

PSCU will begin providing debit processing services and support to SAFE members starting in March 2023.

“We have seen firsthand how committed SAFE is to helping its members live financially secure lives. This member-first mindset aligns closely with PSCU’s values, so we are especially pleased to expand our relationship,” said Chris Gunnare, SVP, chief sales officer at PSCU. “We look forward to continuing to help SAFE provide an outstanding member experience through our industry-leading technologies and services.”

About PSCU

PSCU/Co-op Solutions is the nation’s premier payments credit union service organization (CUSO) and an integrated financial technology solutions provider. With over four decades of industry experience and a commitment to service excellence and innovation, the company serves more than 4,000 financial institutions throughout North America. PSCU/Co-op Solutions leverages its expertise and resources on behalf of credit unions and their members, offering an end-to-end product portfolio that includes payment processing, fraud and risk management, data and analytics, digital banking, instant payments, strategic consulting, collections, ATM and POS networks, shared branching and 24/7/365 member support via its contact centers. For more information, and


Bill Prichard, APR, Director, Public Relations
PSCU/Co-op Solutions
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