First West Credit Union

February 16, 2017 - Mark DeMedeiros - in Company
A personal story from a hockey dad about bank fees and an epiphany that led to eyeglasses
February 3, 2017 - Susan Byrom - in Community
Celebrating success in 2016
November 17, 2016 - - in Community
We don’t always hear about these stories because the foundation doesn’t run its own programming. It’s the stories from the people impacted in our communities as a result of that work which illustrate the importance of the First West Foundation’s work.
October 6, 2016 - Shelley Besse - in People
What I learned during my humanitarian trip in Mexico
September 29, 2016 - - in Leadership
Insights from our leaders on Closer to the Member Day
September 15, 2016 - Shalane Wellard - in Leadership
The little ones are key to some of our greatest relationships

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The other day I read an article from CBC News about fighting back against rising bank fees. I’ll be honest: it made me irritated.

The latest move by one of the big five mammoth banks was to raise the monthly fee on four of their personal banking accounts by $1. It seems like the banks continue finding ways to increase their shareholder profits year after year, at the expense of their customers....


When I look back on 2016, I’m really proud of all the great things that First West and our employees have done in our communities.

Last year was a big one. We took major strides in reducing hunger particularly among vulnerable children and families. A notable milestone was the launch of The Full Cupboard, our signature cause, to communities in Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. First West Credit Union indirectly helps all of B.C.’s 99 food banks...


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A couple of years ago, First West Insurance made the decision to move from four disparate insurance broker management platforms to a unified state-of-the-art system from Applied Systems. To say...