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  • The Story of OAS FCU​​

    OAS FCU was born as a joint effort by people from all over the Americas with unique needs that banks were unable to meet. Since then, we have extended our services to various organizations whose members encounter similar challenges.

    We started in 1962 serving the employees of the Organization of American States (OAS). Over the years, we have grown to serve more than 8,500 members worldwide, and now hold over $292 million in assets. We have expanded our field of membership and now fulfill the financial needs of employees and members of more than 38 organizations, including the National Geographic Society, after a merge with their Credit Union in August 1, 2018. Our members consist mainly of professionals living or working in or outside the U.S. who travel frequently internationally.

    ​After all these years, we still believe in our original goals: the financial well-being of our members, and a commitment to the strong principles and values that drive us. We are determined to continue providing the highest quality financial services worldwide.

    OAS FCU is the subject of a study published by St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada.

    We’re proud to share with you the case study published by the International Center for Cooperative Management) at St. Mary’s University, a center dedicated to applied research and knowledge dissemination, focused on co-operatives, credit unions, and mutuals. We want to share this great achievement with you and give a special recognition to our volunteers whose hard work and dedication contribute to the success of our Credit Union.

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  • Our Values


    Our Mission:

    To deliver the best member experience by combining our distinctive personalized services with relevant technologies.

    Our Vision:

    To provide tailor-made global financial solutions while cultivating a trusted partnership for life.

    Our Values:


    We provide the highest level of knowledgeable, friendly and professional service.


    We are constantly seeking to improve your banking experience by adapting quickly and efficiently to your financial needs.


    We are always available through multiple channels, continuously sharing knowledge to help you reach your financial goals.


    We listen to, embrace and support our team member’s ideas that nurture a cooperative environment and supports a service-oriented community.


    We encourage honesty, fairness, respect, professionalism, innovation, passion and camaraderie in a fun environment. Our values transcend into our relations with our partners, vendors and ultimately the communities we live in.


    We have grown over the years operating in a fair and prudent manner consistent with sound business principles and pondered decision-making.

  • Our Annual Report

    Once a year, we meet with our members so that we can report to you how we did the previous year and tell you about our plans for the future.

    Our Annual Meeting takes place in Washington DC in May, and we stream it live so that our global members can participate, too. To watch this year’s recording, just click play on your right.

    To read our Annual Report click here.

  • Our Volunteers


    This list covers our current Board of Directors.

    All of our members are invited to vote on board and credit committee members (please see the Elections page for details).


    BOD Chair  KC Soares
    BOD Vice-Chair David Rojas
    Treasurer Lynn Swenson
    BOD Secretary Ian Edwards
    Member Aida Magaly Rothe
    Member Jeff Hertrick
    Member Yacsire Cutler
    Member Katherina Diaz-Viana
    Member Colette Akande

    Credit Committee Volunteers

    Chair J. Sebastian Ordonez
    Vice-Chair Sergio Pino
    Member Maria Fernanda Story
    Member Luz Angela Serrano
    Member Desiree Valera

    Supervisory Committee Volunteers

    Chair Cynthia Miller
    Board Liaison Katherina Diaz-Viana
    Member Oscar Gomez
    Member Lina Sevillano
    Member Oscar Harasic
    Associate Volunteer Doris Lamas