PSCU and SAFE Federal Credit Union Expand Relationship to Include Debit Processing Support


St. Petersburg, Fla. — (Oct. 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, the nation’s premier payments CUSO, supports the success of 1,900 credit unions representing nearly 7 billion transactions annually. Committed to service excellence and focused on innovation, PSCU’s payment processing, risk management, data and analytics, loyalty programs, digital banking, marketing, strategic consulting and mobile platforms help deliver possibilities and seamless member experiences. Comprehensive, 24/7/365-member support is provided by contact centers located throughout the United States. The origin of PSCU’s model is collaboration and scale, and the company has leveraged its influence on behalf of credit unions and their members for more than 40 years. Today, PSCU provides an end-to-end, competitive advantage that enables credit unions to securely grow and meet evolving consumer demands. For more information, visit