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January 6, 2014

Langley, B.C. — First West Credit Union is now accepting nominations from candidates interested in standing for election to its board of directors.

The First West board is composed of 12 directors who lead and oversee the credit union by setting strategic direction, working closely...

December 4, 2013

Credit unions now seeking regulator’s consent and member approval

Langley, B.C.— Following several months of due diligence, the boards of Island Savings and First West Credit Union have unanimously approved the business case that would see Island Savings join...

October 17, 2013

Langley, B.C.—Credit unions and cooperatives were built on the foundation of neighbour helping neighbour and that deeply rooted philosophy is as evident today as it was back in the system’s founding days. Today marks the annual International Credit Union Day and this year’s...

September 11, 2013

Duncan, B.C.—The boards of Island Savings and First West Credit Union announced today they are undertaking exploratory discussions that would see Island Savings join First West Credit Union.

Through First West Credit Union’s one of a kind partnership model,...

June 28, 2013

Six credit unions donate $245,000 to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Floods Fund on behalf of members

Vancouver, B.C. — Six B.C. credit unions have joined forces to provide $245,000 through the Canadian Red Cross to assist with flood relief and rebuilding efforts in...