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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

July 26, 2015

LANGLEY, B.C. (July 27, 2015) — Food banks across British Columbia are getting a much needed infusion of leadership skills and operational expertise through a collaborative partnership between First West Credit Union, Food Banks BC and Vantage Point.

In June, Vantage Point produced...

June 11, 2015

PENTICTON, B.C (June 12, 2015) — Over the weekend of June 5-7, First West Credit Union’s Valley First division successfully completed a conversion from Fiserv’s Acumen banking system to the Wealthview banking system.

The culmination of this multi-year...

June 2, 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...