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We welcome media inquiries and speaking engagements. Please contact First West's media relations team at the info below, or email

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

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media releases

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,...

May 10, 2016

PENTICTON B.C. (May 10, 2016)—During the First West Credit Union AGM session in Kelowna on May 9, Paulette Rennie—a 25-year veteran of the B.C. credit union system—publicly announced her retirement.

Rennie, who is president of the Valley First and Enderby & District...