St. Petersburg, Fla. — (March 27, 2018) — The nation's leading credit union service organization has announced one of its founding credit unions has rejoined the PSCU cooperative: Achieva Credit Union (Dunedin, Fla.) has come on board as PSCU's newest Owner. PSCU will provide in-house credit and debit processing support, ATM terminal driving and bill pay solutions for Achieva's more than 150,000 members.
Achieva selected PSCU following a comprehensive review process. The credit union was seeking to identify a new partner that embraced integrations, provided real-time solutions for credit union staff and members, and had a track record of service excellence.
"After considering numerous other options, we determined PSCU's services and offerings to be the best fit for Achieva's needs, and we have always been impressed with the level of service and relationship building PSCU brings to the table," said John Wintermeier, SVP, Chief Information Officer of Achieva. "We were looking for a true partner instead of just another vendor, and PSCU views itself as an extension of its Owner credit unions. We were very much aligned in this respect and are excited to deepen our long-standing relationship."
Achieva was founded in 1937 with $99.25 and seven charter members. It celebrated its 80th anniversary in May 2017 and prides itself on providing GOOD banking experiences to people from all walks of life. Today, the credit union is made up of more than 150,000 members, 400+ employees, 23 branches throughout 10 counties and over $1.5 billion in assets.
"We are especially pleased to welcome Achieva Credit Union back to the PSCU cooperative as it was one of our original founding credit unions back when it was known as Pinellas County Teachers Credit Union," said Scott Wagner, PSCU EVP and Chief Revenue Officer. "We have already hit the ground running by delivering the unparalleled member experience Achieva has come to expect from the PSCU team."
The multiyear agreement between Achieva and PSCU was finalized in Q4 of 2017. Implementation and onboarding are in progress.
PSCU, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., is the nation’s leading credit union service organization (CUSO). Founded in 1977 as a credit union cooperative, PSCU offers a comprehensive, highly integrated suite of payment solutions for credit unions to optimize their member experience. Today, PSCU supports the success of nearly 900 Owner credit unions representing 20.4 million accounts. Leveraging digital technology, PSCU provides secure, best-in-class solutions including payment processing, risk management, analytics, loyalty programs, marketing, strategic consulting and mobile platforms. Comprehensive, 24/7/365 member support is delivered by contact centers located throughout the United States. For more information, visit pscu.com.
Achieva Credit Union
Achieva Credit Union was founded in 1937 in Pinellas County. Today, it is rated a Superior 5-Star credit union by Bauer Financial and has over $1.5 Billion in assets and 23 Branches, serving more than 150,000 members. Anyone who lives or works in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties, or whose family member has an Achieva Credit Union account can bank with Achieva. For more information about Achieva, visit AchievaCU.com.