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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

media packages

First West Annual Report 2015

First West Annual Report 2014

Facts at a glance

media releases

June 3, 2015

LANGLEY, B.C. (June 3, 2015) — As part of the annual BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) Miracle Weekend on May 30 and May 31, First West Credit Union employees, including employees from its Envision Financial, Enderby & District Financial, Island Savings and Valley First...

May 26, 2015

LANGLEY, B.C. (May 26, 2015) — First West Credit Union has introduced Dashband™, the first wearable payment accessory in North America to use Visa payWave® technology. Dashband™ allows wearers to pay for purchases with the ease and security of contactless payment ...

May 13, 2015

LANGLEY, B.C. (May 13, 2015) — First West Credit Union has announced that Wayne Becker, Stewart Ladyman, Peter Scherle and David Letkemann have been re-elected to the credit union’s board of directors.

In addition, the board re-elected Shawn Neumann as board chair and...

April 9, 2015

LANGLEY, B.C. (April 9, 2015) — First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third largest credit union, returned $2.4 million to community organizations and charitable agencies from the Lower Mainland to the Southwest Interior and north to Kitimat during 2014. The credit union’s total...

April 7, 2015

LANGLEY, B.C. (April 7, 2015) — First West Credit Union demonstrated strong financial performance in 2014 as it achieved a profit before tax of $39.4 million and balance sheet growth of $388 million, or 6.3 per cent, to $6.5 billion. The credit union also grew its membership by more than 6...