Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2022
For Additional Information: Contact: Milind Borkar, (972) 217-7106,

SCE Credit Union Partners with Illuma for Voice Authentication

Voice verification rolled out to over 60,000 members at SCE Credit Union for convenient security

Irwindale, CA: SCE Credit Union is excited to partner with Illuma Labs, the leading provider of voice authentication and fraud prevention solutions for credit unions, to launch Voice Authentication in its member contact center and lending department. This proprietary platform is designed to streamline member authentication, enhance security, and improve operational efficiency on incoming calls. The technology is powered by Illuma Shield™, a frictionless voice verification and fraud prevention platform from Illuma.

The decision was made after evaluating a number of voice authentication solutions and determining Illuma Shield™ was the best fit. According to Tony Salse, CTO at SCE Credit Union, organizations like his have been waiting for a solution that fully meets their needs. “We found that Illuma Shield™ has the cleanest integration and user experience for credit union members and our team. We look forward to the impact this will have on improving member experience and contact center operations.” 

A Credit Union Committed to a Modern Member Experience

SCE Credit Union prides itself on taking a down-to-earth approach to serving members, preserving the personal touch as they deliver expert financial services. Voice biometrics made sense as part of their ongoing digital transformation to serve members with the most user-friendly and modern technology. 

For Milind Borkar, Founder and CEO of Illuma, deploying voice verification in the contact center has been an easy win. “We enjoyed working with the team at SCE Credit Union to ensure a smooth, effective deployment. As this credit union continues to grow, it’s good to know they have a solution in place that lets their contact center agents skip the lengthy security Q&A process and get right to helping members on every call.”

About Illuma Labs

Illuma Labs is a credit union service organization headquartered in Plano, Texas. The company’s flagship product, Illuma Shield™, replaces traditional knowledge-based authentication practices with an effortless and secure real-time voice authentication solution to enhance member experience, improve operational efficiency, and prevent fraud. Illuma Labs is the exclusive provider for CUNA Strategic Services and has industry endorsements in 34 U.S. states. For more information, visit

About SCE Credit Union

Founded in 1952, SCE Credit Union has always been committed to the people they serve. Today they have more than $1 billion in assets, offering convenient access to their 60,000+ members in Southern California and Southern Nevada. SCE Credit Union is proud to have founded the Center for Financial Empowerment, carrying out its vision to provide much-needed financial education to the next generation of members. The Credit Union’s mission is to improve the lives of its members, communities, and team. For more information, visit