Read the latest media releases from First West Credit Union

March 10, 2021

First West invests in new fund created by Active Impact Investments aimed at accelerating climate tech solutions

Active Impact Investments raises $41M for climate tech fund in just eight weeks   VANCOUVER, BC- Active Impact Investments recently launched a new fund to help start-ups across North America… Continue Reading

January 27, 2021

First West Foundation celebrates 25 years of helping communities thrive

LANGLEY, B.C. – 2021 is a special year for the First West Foundation, the philanthropic partner of First West Credit Union. It marks 25 years since the organization was created… Continue Reading

August 25, 2020

DBRS Morningstar confirms First West Credit Union at BBB (high) rating, stable trend again in 2020

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

July 9, 2020

First West Foundation grants $732,737 to local charities, adding to historic year of giving

LANGLEY, B.C. - The First West Foundation, through its four community endowments— Envision Financial, Valley First, Island Savings and Enderby & District Financial— is granting a total of 64 grants… Continue Reading

June 26, 2020

First West Credit Union set to implement FICANEX AI-powered chatbot solution this year

LANGLEY, B.C. - FICANEX® is pleased to announce that First West Credit Union is the latest financial institution to have chosen to adopt this year. Equipped with AI-powered capabilities,… Continue Reading

June 9, 2020

First West Credit Union launches unique initiative to boost local economies while supporting food banks through its regional brands

LANGLEY, B.C. –First West Credit Union is partnering with members across its regional divisions to provide financial support to food banks and small businesses continuing to feel the ripple effects… Continue Reading

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 to provide these supports. 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