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Josh Juhlke, Communications Manager
604 309 6066

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Read the latest media releases from First West

May 22, 2020

First West Foundation launches $600,000 community response fund to help local B.C. charities in need

LANGLEY, B.C.- The charitable sector is facing a considerable challenge. COVID-19 has increased the demand on services that support our community’s most vulnerable—and decreased non-profit resources… Continue Reading

May 6, 2020

First West reports strong 2019 results, key growth in deposits and assets

LANGLEY, B.C. – First West Credit Union has released its 2019 financial highlights, reporting significant profit results and strong growth in deposits and wealth management assets. Continue Reading

April 17, 2020

NaviPlan Adopted by First West Credit Union

LANGLEY, B.C.— Advicent announces that First West Credit Union has integrated the NaviPlan platform into the digital banking service offering for members and clients at the Canadian financial institution’s 51… Continue Reading

December 12, 2019

First West Credit Union unveils a new digital banking experience across its regional brands for all retail banking members

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… Continue Reading

November 13, 2019

DBRS Morningstar confirms R-1 (low) Short-Term Rating and BBB (high) Long-Term rating to First West Credit Union

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… Continue Reading

Company Snap Shot

General information

  • Formation: Jan.1, 2010 with earliest predecessor credit union established 1946
  • Comparative size: Third largest credit union in B.C.; fifth largest in Canada
  • Total assets and assets under management: $14 billion
  • Members: Over 250,000
  • Employees: Approximately 1,400
  • Head office: Langley, B.C.
  • Branches: 51

Previous mergers

  • Island Savings merged with First West in 2015
  • Enderby & District Credit Union merged with First West in 2013
  • Envision Credit Union and Valley First Credit Union merged in 2010, forming First West
  • Delta Credit Union and First Heritage Savings merged in 2001 to form Envision Credit Union
  • Valley First amalgamated with Armstrong Spallumcheen Savings & Credit Union and purchased KCP Credit Union in Kamloops in 2001.