PSCU Announces Acquisition of Juniper Payments
Enables PSCU and its financial institutions to directly participate in faster and real-time payments innovation
St. Petersburg, Fla. — (May 11, 2022) — PSCU, the nation’s premier payments credit union service organization (CUSO), today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Juniper Payments, LLC from PITECO S.p.A. and two principal owners, who will continue with the company under PSCU.
Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Juniper Payments, LLC (“Juniper”) is the largest cloud-based non-bank third-party provider of inter-bank transaction and reporting systems in the United States. Juniper demonstrates vision and reliability in serving financial institutions and correspondents through an automated and unattended banking ecosystem. Juniper’s transaction services provide key interfaces and automation to financial institutions by leveraging the company’s payment entry, transaction management and connectivity to the Federal Reserve and third-party providers.
“We are proud to welcome Juniper to the PSCU family,” said Chuck Fagan, president and CEO, PSCU. “The addition of Juniper Payments enables us to directly participate in faster and real-time payments innovation, providing our financial institutions with managed connectivity to the Federal Reserve, The Clearing House and the forthcoming FedNow service. This strategic expansion of our product suite aligns with PSCU’s commitment to broadening and diversifying our footprint in financial services, while furthering our financial institutions’ ability to deliver personalized, connected experiences for their accountholders.”
Juniper will expand PSCU’s value-added services for its financial institutions to support additional payments types. Through the acquisition, PSCU will add multi-tiered payments – including ACH processing and domestic/international wire remittance – to its solutions set, as well as a virtual back-office payments gateway, member and business-originated instant payments and reporting, compliance, risk management and monitoring services.
“We are excited to join PSCU, a company whose values and culture are aligned with our own,” said Jon Budd, CEO, Juniper Payments. “As an integrated financial technology solutions provider, PSCU’s resources and end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services will provide added value for our clients. PSCU will continue to invest in the Juniper business and technology, which I’m confident will further unlock Juniper’s potential to enable financial institutions of all sizes to be competitive in this evolving space.”
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 pscu.com.
About Juniper Payments
Headquartered in Wichita, KS, Juniper Payments, LLC is the largest cloud-based non-bank third-party provider of inter-bank transaction and reporting systems in the United States. Serving thousands of financial institutions nationwide, Juniper Payments demonstrates vision and reliability in serving financial institutions and correspondents through an automated and unattended banking ecosystem. Juniper Payments products are delivered as a Software-as-a-Service. Please visit www.juniperpayments.com for more information.