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Josh Juhlke, Manager, Media Relations
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August 22, 2019

South Surrey, British Columbia (August 22, 2019) – Westland Insurance Group Ltd. is pleased to announce the acquisition of First West Insurance Services, a subsidiary of First West Credit Union, effective Sept. 30, 2019. BMO Capital Markets acted as financial advisor to Westland and KPMG...

April 16, 2019

LANGLEY, B.C. (April 16, 2019)-  First West Credit Union has revealed its financial highlights for 2018, showing strong financial performance driven by an after-tax profit of $57.9 million— an increase of 37.3 per cent. These results demonstrate First West’s...

April 16, 2019

LANGLEY, B.C. – Susan Byrom, a long-time community champion and leader from First West Credit Union was awarded the SOURCES Community Hero Award this past weekend at Sources Foundation’s 24th annual fundraising gala.

Notably, Byrom is only the fourth...

April 10, 2019

KELOWNA, B.C. – Miranda Birkbeck, a Kelowna-based HR Advisor from First West Credit Union was recently named the winner of the 2019 Rising Star Award by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) of British Columbia & Yukon. This prestigious award recognizes...

March 8, 2019

LANGLEY, B.C. (March 8, 2019) - Two First West Credit Union female leaders were recognized on BCBusiness’ fifth annual B.C.’s Most Influential Women list, which honoured dozens of women making a difference in the finance industry. Launi Skinner, CEO of First West...