post archives

April 3, 2018

All members are invited to attend the AGM to learn about the credit union's results and future plans, and connect with the board of directors, management and employees.

This year's AGM will be held May 15, 2018 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre in Abbotsford at 6:30 pm. Registration will open at 5:30 pm. If you can't attend in person, you can view the webcast online at firstwestcu.ca

For detail on the AGM, financial summaries and the special resoution...

April 3, 2018

All members are invited to attend the AGM to learn about the credit union's results and future plans, and connect with the board of directors, management and employees.

This year's AGM will be held May 15, 2018 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre in Abbotsford at 6:30 pm. Registration will open at 5:30 pm. If you can't attend in person, you can view the webcast online at firstwestcu.ca

For detail on the AGM, financial summaries and the special resoution...

April 18, 2017

Business Development Manager Dave Campbell reflects on the importance of personal relationships in banking.

Remember when your branch manager could sign for your passport application? That was a time when your banker was more than just a trusted advisor—you considered them a close family friend.

In modern day banking, it’s rare to have a personal relationship with our financial advisors—we’re much more interested in our relationship with...

February 16, 2017

The other day I read an article from CBC News about fighting back against rising bank fees. I’ll be honest: it made me irritated.

The latest move by one of the big five mammoth banks was to raise the monthly fee on four of their personal banking accounts by $1. It seems like the banks continue finding ways to increase their shareholder profits year after year, at the expense of their customers....

April 7, 2016

For a second consecutive year, we achieved financial results that were comparable to last year’s despite the challenging economic environment. The steadfast focus, passion and engagement of the First West team, coupled with the strong performance from our subsidiaries, impacted our overall financial performance. We also exceeded our target for membership growth—one of our most important success factors for the long-term health of our credit union, bringing our net new members...

April 4, 2014

Get all our financial and business highlights in the First West 2013 online annual report. Inside, you'll find:

  • Message from the Board Chair and the CEO
  • Presidents' messages and regional reports
  • Performance scorecard
  • Management's discussion and analysis
  • Financial statements
  • First West Foundation and community highlights
  • Employee highlights

...