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  • Writer's pictureKelsie Papenhausen

Security First Credit Union Signs with United Solutions CUSO DataSafe Core System

Due to USC’s continued innovation and service oriented approach, Security First CU selected United Solutions CUSO as a Core Data Processing Provider. They had a successful Migration this past month to the USC Data Centers.

November, 2023 – Tallahassee, FL – United Solutions Company (USC), a technology CUSO hosting core processing and other technology services for credit unions, announced Security First Credit Union has signed a contract to migrate their DataSafe Core Processing System. The Security First Credit Union has chosen USC as their technology partner because of their understanding of the unique challenges and pain points for credit unions. This insight has encouraged USC to develop products such as, OnCore Suite.

Per Jim Giacobbe CEO at United Solutions Company, “The teams at Security First and United Solutions match up very well. Security First’s CEO Andy Reed’s smile and enthusiasm are contagious, and our team at USC has a good working relationship with Security First’s CIO Chris Fox. United Solutions is looking forward to helping the credit union continue to grow and prosper.”

Hidalgo Federal Credit Union was founded to financially benefit the employees of the Federal Government who resided in the Rio Grande Valley. The idea of establishing a credit union for Federal employees began in the home of Mr. Ned Jackson, who resided in Pharr, Texas, and through the sponsorship of the Hidalgo Chapter of American Federal of Government Employees, Hidalgo Federal Credit Union was founded. Mr. Jackson, along with five other men, contributed $5.00 each for the initial membership fee. On February 24, 1947, a Charter was issued. A Board of Directors was elected to represent the membership. This Charter included Civilian Federal Employees only and remained that way for 29 years. Security First Credit Union is the Rio Grande Valley’s largest “homegrown” credit union. We pride ourselves on being “from the valley, for the valley.” Our roots are here; our people are from here; we serve the community that lives here.

“Security First Credit Union is excited to partner with United Solutions who will host our core data processing system,” states Andy Reed, CEO of Security First CU. “Jim Giacobbe and his team at United Solutions have built their CUSO around a solid reputation of helping credit unions of all sizes maximize their investment in their core systems. United Solutions years of experience and deep understanding of our core system functionality will help us simplify work processes, control expenses, reduce downtime associated with third party interfaces, give us access to better business intelligence data, and improve member service. We’re looking forward to working with Jim and his entire team.”

United Solutions has been hosting the Fiserv DataSafe Core Data Processing System since the CUSO’s inception in 1983. The Fiserv DataSafe System provides easy-to-use, browser-based technology that is attractive, user-friendly and feature-rich. The member data is stored in an object-oriented relational database incorporating the latest technology such as .NET, AJAX, SOAP, and more. Products such as in-house credit card processing, a best-of-breed home banking product, cross-sell products, relationship pricing, risk-based pricing, shared branching and an easy-to-use real-time SQL Reporting Module are just some of the system highlights.

About United Solutions Company

United Solutions Company is a Credit Union Services Organization (CUSO) and Application Service Provider (ASP) founded in 1983 with headquarters in Tallahassee, Florida. United Solutions provides a comprehensive menu of products and services to credit unions and other businesses all over the country. From core data processing and check 21 services, to collections and network management, our exceptional services and commitment to innovation is what truly sets us apart. Visit for more information.

About Security First Credit Union

We’re not a bank – we’re a credit union! We are “member-owned and operated”. We care about our members and show it by offering member-priced products and services. We help our members establish a strong financial future. We invest in the future of our youth by awarding scholarships to deserving students. As a member of Security First Credit Union, you are surrounded by people who understand your financial goals and are committed to helping you achieve them. This has been our singular focus for over 69 years. We are here to help you plan for today and tomorrow. We have a proven history of forming relationships with our members to build and maintain a strong financial institution for our current members and future generations. Since we are member-owned, our purpose is simple – to protect and grow the assets of our members. At Security First Credit Union, we are committed to helping our members achieve their financial goals by providing innovative tools, resources, products, and services that address the needs of our members. Life in the Valley is made up of deep traditions handed down from family to family. Security First Credit Union has been a tradition for generations of our members and their families. We believe that we have the opportunity to educate the community on the importance of savings and financial independence. Our heart is here in the Valley – we give back and volunteer proudly within the communities we serve and live in. Our employees and their families donate their time by volunteering at many community events yearly. We’re here to help! Visit for more information.


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