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OAS FCU was established in 1962

to serve credit union members in North, Central and South America, including many based in the greater Washington, DC area. Today, more than 60 years later, we continue to serve the unique needs of our members while contributing to positive social change and vital economic development.

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  • About OAS FCU​​
    Our Story

    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 on 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.

    Celebrating our 60th Anniversary!

    Check out our anniversary videos as we celebrate 60 years of service, value, and support!

    60 years of history

    Celebrating our members

    Our Products and Services

    OAS FCU is a full-service resource for everything you need to manage your everyday finances while planning for the future. We offer a wide range of products and services, including:

    • Checking and savings account options that earn interest and pay you rewards
    • Mortgage loans and home equity lines of credit featuring competitive rates
    • Credit card options that fit your needs, including a Visa® Platinum that pays rewards
    • Access to more than 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs and 5,480 shared branch locations from coast to coast
    • Auto and personal loans with low-interest rates to help you make the most of your money
    • And more!

    Interested in Joining? 

    We make it easy to find out if you're eligible or not. You can search our list of Select Employee Groups (SEGs) below, or take a quick interactive quiz. Once you know if you're eligible, signing up for an account online only takes a few minutes. 

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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

    Every year, we share our success, initiatives, and accomplishments in our Annual Report so that our members can learn about the work we did the previous year. Our publication also provides an overview of our financials and some insights into the direction OAS FCU will take. We invite you to read our Annual Report.

    You can also join us in May during our Annual Meeting, which takes place in Washington, DC. We stream it live so that our global members can participate, too. To watch this year’s recording, click play on your right.

  • 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 Rocio Suarez
    Member Ezequiel Galatro
    Member Yadira Pinilla
    Member Colette Akande

    Credit Committee Volunteers

    Chair Desiree Valera
    Vice-Chair Luz Angela Serrano
    Member J. Sebastian Ordonez
    Member Sergio Pino
    Member Jennifer Molina

    Supervisory Committee Volunteers

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