Alltrust Credit Union (Formerly SMCU) Welcomes Lea Benson and Raymond Goulart to the Residential Lending Team

Alltrust Credit Union CEO Carmen Sylvester is pleased to welcome two new Assistant Vice Presidents, Mortgage Loan Originators.

Lea M. Benson has over 40 years of real estate and mortgage lending experience. Her most recent role was as Senior Mortgage Consultant at Bristol County Savings Bank. Benson takes pride in working with her customers to find the right mortgage program to suit their needs and enjoys providing exceptional customer service. Benson is a resident of Falmouth and is involved in several community organizations including the “Courtyard Gives Back” annual family fundraiser and “WeCan” Women’s Empowerment Cape Area Network.

Raymond Goulart joins Alltrust Credit Union from Santander Bank with over 23 years of residential lending experience. Goulart enjoys assisting his clients realize their dreams of home ownership, whether renter becoming a first-time homebuyer or someone looking to refinance their existing home. Goulart is a resident of Rehoboth and enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys coaching his kid’s little league games and participating in local middle school and high school events. Goulart is fluent in Portuguese and graduated from Bryant University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

“Lea and Ray both have extensive knowledge of mortgage lending and are committed to helping members and customers find the right mortgage product to make their dreams of home ownership a reality,” stated Carmen Sylvester, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are delighted to have Lea and Ray join the team at Alltrust Credit Union.”

Established in 1922, Alltrust Credit Union (Formerly SMCU) is celebrating ninety-seven years of service excellence and financially sound operations. The Credit Union has over $225 million in assets and provides banking services to more than 15,000 members. The main office is in Fairhaven, with branch offices in Fall River, New Bedford, and Plymouth. To learn more, visit alltrustcu.org or call 508.994.9971.


Lea M. Benson
NMLS ID 723292
Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Loan Originator


Raymond Goulart
NMLS ID 4870
Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Loan Originator