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Jason Brown | Manager, Media Relations
TEL: 604-539-7415  CELL: 604-319-1211

Brian Bevilacqua | Sr. Manager, Communications & PR
TEL: 604-539-7389  CELL: 604-309-7446

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First West Annual Report 2016

First West Annual Report 2015

Facts at a glance

media releases

October 18, 2016
LANGLEY, B.C. (Oct. 18, 2016) — This year, credit unions around the world will mark International Credit Union Day on Oct. 20. This is the day where credit unions reflect on what it means to be part of the global cooperative banking movement, look back at its history, celebrate its...
June 28, 2016

LANGLEY, B.C. (June 28, 2016) — First West Credit Union today announced the launch of Mobile Pay, a new technology that makes paying for purchases even simpler for people on the go.

Similar to using a contactless debit card, Mobile Pay gives users the ability to make purchases using...

June 16, 2016

Victoria, B.C. (June 17, 2016) — Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, is playing host to Ghanaian credit union leader Esther Kafui Akumani, as part of an international co-operative mentoring program.

Esther, who will call Vancouver Island home for 10 days, is one...

June 8, 2016

PENTICTON, B.C. (June 7, 2016) — First West Credit Union today shared Susan Ewanick has been appointed as president of its Valley First and Enderby & District Financial divisions.

As regional president, Ewanick will lead a team of close to 300 First West employees across the...

June 1, 2016

LANGLEY, B.C. (June 1, 2016) — First West Credit Union has announced that Robin Middleton and Ken Voth have been re-elected by acclamation to the credit union’s board of directors.

The full First West board of directors now includes:

Shawn Neumann,...