McCoy Federal Credit Union hosts Financial Cooperative from Brazil to share the credit union difference

McCoy’s President/CEO, Alvin Cowans, shared his expertise on a variety of topics related to the mission and operations of a credit union.

NEWPORT, RI (June 9, 2023) — On May 9, McCoy Federal Credit Union hosted a group from Sicredi Cooperative of Credit, Savings and Investment – located in Brazil – to share about the credit union difference. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) connected the two financial institutions after determining McCoy’s level of expertise regarding the topics they were looking to cover was a fit.

Representatives from Sicredi RS were in Orlando for technical visits with a variety of entities. Their afternoon with McCoy consisted of learning about the credit union mission as well as management strategies, operations, in-person and digital member interactions, and project flow.

“At McCoy Federal Credit Union, we embrace the credit union philosophy of ‘People Helping People.’ That means assisting our members with superior service, supporting those in need within the community we serve, and providing guidance to our colleagues within the credit union and financial cooperative industry when asked,” said Alvin Cowans, president/CEO for McCoy Federal Credit Union. “It was our pleasure to host team members from Sicredi Cooperative of Credit, Savings and Investment and answer their questions about how we care for our members here in Central Florida.”

About McCoy Federal Credit Union

McCoy Federal Credit Union provides financial services that are built on trust and honesty. Established in 1954 as the Pine Castle Air Force Base Federal Credit Union, it has been a part of the Orlando, Fla. community for more than 60 years. The credit union has more than 58,000 members and 13 branch locations making it one of the largest credit unions in Central Florida. For more information, please visit, on Facebook at, on Twitter at @McCoyFCU, or on LinkedIn at

About Sicredi Cooperative of Credit, Savings and Investment

Based in Lajeado, Sicredi Cooperative of Credit, Savings and Investment is in the center of Rio Grande do Sul, south of Brazil. Present in 11 municipalities, it currently has more than 75,000 members among individuals and companies, which help to foster the cooperative sector in the communities they operate. For more information, visit


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