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December 12, 2019

LANGLEY, B.C. – First West Credit Union today announces that a new digital banking experience is now available for its retail banking members across all its regional divisions. Following on the heels of the launch at Envision Financial in September, all three channels of...

November 13, 2019

LANGLEY, B.C. –DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) has confirmed a Short-Term Instruments Rating of R-1 (low) and a Long-Term rating of BBB (high) to First West Credit Union, noting both trends are stable.

The ratings reflect First West’s position as the third-...

September 30, 2019

LANGLEY, B.C. (Sepember 30, 2019) – First West Credit Union today announced donations to its signature cause programs, The Full Cupboard and Feed the Valley, have surpassed the $3 million mark – a significant milestone in the fight against hunger.

“This is simply an...

September 26, 2019

LANGLEY, B.C. (September 26, 2019) – First West Credit Union today announces the launch of a new digital banking experience in its Envision Financial division. Developed in partnership with Central 1, First West is the first credit union in Canada to release all three...

August 22, 2019

South Surrey, British Columbia (August 22, 2019) – Westland Insurance Group Ltd. is pleased to announce the acquisition of First West Insurance Services, a subsidiary of First West Credit Union, effective Sept. 30, 2019. BMO Capital Markets acted as financial advisor to Westland and KPMG...