Acquisition Brings 129 Years of Expertise to USSC’s Customers

July 13, 2018         By: Payment Week

MIAMI, July 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — United Screening Services, Corporation (USSC), has been acquired by Sarma, one of the largest independent credit reporting agencies in the U.S. It was announced today by Bob Benavides, Sarma president and CEO.  The acquisition was effective on July 1, 2018.

USSC provides background checks and screening for the real estate and human resources communities nationwide.  Sarma was formed in 1907 in San Antonio, Texas and has had a local presence in Florida since 2006.  USSC  has been in Florida since its founding in 1999.

USSC will continue to operate with the same management, customer service, and products and services.  No action is required by clients; services will not be interrupted and will be offered through the same accessing platform and pricing/invoicing processes.

What will change for USSC’s clients is the range of additional Sarma services now available to them, including these products:  credit reports (TransUnion, Equifax and Experian); criminal record services for state, county and federal; motor vehicle records; social security trace; drug screening reports; I-9 verification; healthcare sanctions reports; verification report of conditions such as employment, history, education, rental history, licenses, certifications and professional references; and eviction reports.

The acquisition of USSC follows the acquisition of three other Floridacompanies by Sarma.  “This acquisition marks the fourth in Florida for Sarma in the past twelve years,” says Sarma President and CEO Bob Benavides.  “We are very familiar with this market—its business and social cultures; its priorities; its challenges—and have tailored our products and services to those needs.”

“The companies we have acquired in Florida align with our core strategy of providing information, services and solutions to medium markets, meaning we stay small enough to be high touch, but large enough to stay high tech,” Benavides adds.  “As a non-profit corporation, our focus can remain on our customers, our employees and our strategic partnerships, and yet we are just as dedicated to staying financially strong to continue to offer our services and products with the same integrity and passion that we have for the past 111 years.”


About Sarma:

Sarma was founded in 1907 as the “San Antonio Retail Merchants Association” covering The state of Texas. Sarma has expanded its  service offerings during the 111 years we have been in business as we continue to fulfill our mission of providing  businesses and consumers with the solutions and services they need to make informed financial and business decisions to improve their profitability.  These services include but are not limited to Mortgage Credit Services; Credit Reporting Services (Consumer and Business); Recovery Management Services; Employment Screening and Tenant Screening.  Its mission is to provide businesses and consumers solutions and service to assist them in making more informed financial and business decisions and improve profitability.  Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, the home office houses the Mortgage Reporting Division, Collection Division, Premier Credit Reporting Production Division, Credit Reporting Sales and Management, Customer Service Division and General Administrative and Executive areas.