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FICO, what does it mean to me?

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FICO, what does it mean to me?

You may have heard that until recently your FICO score is now accessible to you, but what exactly does FICO mean? Furthermore, you are probably wondering, “How is my FICO score evaluated?” The acronym FICO is named for Fair, Isaac and Company. The scoring system was created as a means to determine your credit worthiness. […]

AppraisalComply Phasing Out Support on Older Versions of IE

In the near future, the AppraisalComply platform will no longer be supported on older versions of Internet Explorer. If you are using a version of Internet Explorer prior to version 10, please upgrade to a newer version or migrate to a different browser. We have determined that AppraisalComply runs at optimum performance when using Internet Explorer […]

Password Changes Related to Heartbleed

Passwords related to personal activity also need to be changed. Only change passwords after you have confirmation from services that they are patched, otherwise you can have your new password compromised as well. This is relevant to your services with Sarma because many people use the same password for many activities. So if you use […]

Heartbleed Service Review

Sarma is reviewing each of our service offerings and will be releasing emails to points of contact as services are cleared. If a service has an issue, we will also include information about any affect this has on your access and what your steps should be. In all cases, Heartbleed does require you to change […]

Can Heartbleed Affect You?

The hottest topic of the week in the online world is a little thing called Heartbleed. In ordinary terms it is a security problem that affects computers that host information on the Internet. It can impact email, chat and just about anything else that is technically supposed to be secure web traffic. How big of […]

Credit Scoring-The Basics

When learning about your credit score, it is essentially a numbers game. Your credit score can determine whether or not you are eligible for something as simple as a department store credit card, qualification for a mortgage or a new car. The higher your score is, the less interest you will pay. If you have […]

Sarma Now Offering ScreenMeNow Tool for Background Screening

Background screening is becoming an essential process when qualifying potential employees or tenants. In the past, the screening process was a challenge for most companies and properties due to the amount of the time and money spent conducting background checks. When applicants do not pass a background check, the company requesting the information is left […]

Security Service Federal Credit Union 28th Annual Charity Golf Classic

The 28th Annual Charity Golf Classic for the SSFCU Charitable Foundation will be held on May 5, 2014 at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club in San Antonio, Texas. Proceeds for the event will benefit the Security Service Charitable Foundation, a qualified 501 (c)3 organization. SSFCU takes a different approach to giving by targeting […]

Sarma to Sponsor 2014 Valero Texas Open

Sarma is excited to announce our upcoming sponsorship with the Valero Texas Open PGA Tour. This annual event takes place at TPC, San Antonio’s premier golf resort and is expected to host 156 players and will broadcast on the Golf Channel and NBC. The tournament will begin the week of March 24th – 30th and […]

Employment Background Checks

You’ve applied for a job. You sent a letter, made a phone call, submitted your resume. Perhaps you’ve had an interview. Did you know that when you apply for a job, an employer may ask your permission to do a background check before hiring you? Depending on the employer and the job, that background information […]