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Read the latest media releases from First West Credit Union

September 14, 2023

Longtime Fraser Valley resident Tamara Hendsbee appointed president of Envision Financial

LANGLEY, B.C. — Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, is excited to announce that Tamara Hendsbee has been appointed to the role of president of the Envision Financial… Continue Reading

August 21, 2023

First West donates $35,000 to support wildfire victims and immediate relief efforts

PENTICTON, B.C. – Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, today announced a combined donation totalling $35,000 to help individuals and families impacted by the ongoing wildfire situation… Continue Reading

July 20, 2023

First West ranks among top 3% of Morningstar Sustainalytics’ global rated companies in managing ESG risks

LANGLEY, B.C.- First West Credit Union has received a Morningtar Sustainalytics’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Risk Rating of 11.3, ranking the credit union in the top 3% out of… Continue Reading

June 27, 2023

First West Credit Union partners with One Twenty Three West to elevate its brand and visual identity

LANGLEY, B.C- After an extensive review process, First West Credit Union has selected agency One Twenty Three West (123w) to help bring its ambitious brand strategy to life and evolve… Continue Reading

June 16, 2023

First West Foundation strengthens local communities through $795,000 in grants 

LANGLEY, B.C. - The First West Foundation, through its Envision Financial, Valley First, Island Savings and Enderby Financial Community Endowments, the First West Credit Union Leaders Fund and Keeping a Good… Continue Reading

June 12, 2023

First West and thirdstream partner to launch new offering from Central 1’s innovation platform

VANCOUVER, B.C.- Central 1 today announced the latest deployments from its innovation hub, Forge Community. DUCA, a credit union participant that joined the collaborative platform last year, launched a new… Continue Reading

January 25, 2023

DBRS Morningstar confirms rating on First West Credit Union at BBB (high), Stable trend

LANGLEY, B.C. – DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) has confirmed a Long-Term Issuer Rating of BBB (high) and both a Short-Term Issuer Rating and a Short-Term Instruments Rating of R-1 (low)… Continue Reading

December 20, 2022

First West Credit Union successfully closes $150 million, 2-year senior deposit notes offering

LANGLEY, B.C. – On November 29, 2022, First West Credit Union (“First West”) closed its offering (the “Offering”) of $150 million aggregate principal amount of senior deposit notes due on… Continue Reading

December 15, 2022

First West Credit Union selects HSO and Microsoft Dynamics 365 to deliver operational excellence and create remarkable experiences for members

British Columbia’s third-largest credit union set to unlock member value and accelerate growth by migrating to a comprehensive customer relationship management platform   LANGLEY, B.C. – HSO, a leading global… Continue Reading

November 17, 2022

First West Credit Union Expands Relationship with Fiserv to Bring Clover to More Small Businesses Across British Columbia

 LANGLEY, B.C. — Today, First West Credit Union (FWCU), a British Columbia-based credit union with $16.9 billion in total assets and assets under administration, and Fiserv, a leading global provider… 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 administration: Nearly $15.5 billion
  • Members: More than 250,000
  • Employees: Approximately 1,250
  • Head office: Langley, B.C.
  • Branches: 46

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.