Brazilian Credit Union Leaders Visit Metro’s Chelsea Headquarters

Chelsea, MA (June 1, 2015) – On Monday,  June 1, 2015 , a group of over 30 executives from SICREDI Alianca, a group of regional credit unions within the SICREDI system, paid a visit to Metro  Credit Union's 
Chelsea, Mass., headquarters to explore what has driven sustained growth across every aspect of Metro CU over the last several years.  They especially wanted to talk about credit union governance, operational best practices as well as Metro’s community outreach and social responsibility initiatives.

The visit, an exploration of best practices at U.S. and Canadian credit unions, was part of a "learning tour" organized by the World Council of Credit Unions.
Robert Cashman, CEO of Metro Credit Union stated, “We are happy to exemplify the credit union mantra “People Helping People” once again by sharing information about our organizational structure, business operations, and growth initiatives among other topics to help other credit unions across the globe grow and thrive.”

This is the second time that Metro has hosted credit unions leaders from Brazil. In 2013, Metro hosted executives from the credit union co-op, Sistema de Cooperativas de Credito do Brasil (SICOOB). 

About Secredi Alianca
Secredi Alianca is a regional group of credit unions within the SICREDI system in Brazil. SICREDI is one of the largest cooperative financial institutions in the country with 101 affiliated credit unions serving more than 2.8 million members and representing nearly US $15bn in assets.  The credit unions affiliated through this collaborative system utilize the same back office services to reduce costs and offer a wide range of products and services marketed under the SICREDI brand.

About Metro Credit Union
Metro Credit Union is the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts with over $1.3 billion in assets, and serves more than 170,000 members. It is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to anyone living or working in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable or Worcester counties in Eastern Massachusetts, as well as Massachusetts state employees and retirees throughout the Commonwealth.

Founded in 1926, Metro Credit Union is a non-profit cooperative institution, owned by and operated for the people who use and benefit from its products and services. Metro uses superior customer service and technology to deliver a full range of financial products to consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts. Metro is well known for providing members with unlimited refunds of other banks’ ATM fees through its My Reward Checking account.
Metro Credit Union has 15 branch offices conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Newton, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury, and is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state.