McCoy Hosts Brazilian Financial Cooperative to Share the Credit Union Difference

Monday, June 5, 2023

sicredi cooperative workshop

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 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

About McCoy Federal Credit Union

Since 1954, McCoy Federal Credit Union has been a source of financial strength for members. Through a portfolio of innovative financial products and services, along with a culture of exceptional service, the well-being of members, their families and the community always comes first. McCoy serves a membership of over 75,000 at 15 branches across Orange, Lake, Seminole and Osceola counties. At the heart of everything McCoy does is the belief that giving back is an essential part of doing business. Annually, the McCoy Cares program supports local schools, churches and charities through hundreds of events and sponsorships. Experience a better kind of banking with McCoy. For more information, visit

McCoy FCU 6/5/2023