Read the latest media releases from First West Credit Union

March 4, 2022

First West Credit Union donates $25,000 to support Ukrainian relief efforts

LANGLEY, B.C. – As the conflict in Ukraine continues to escalate, First West Credit Union and its local divisions Envision Financial, Valley First, Island Savings and Enderby & District Financial… Continue Reading

February 4, 2022

First West Credit Union and the BC Cancer Foundation look to change cancer outcomes together

LANGLEY, B.C. – First West Credit Union and BC Cancer Foundation (BCCF) are proud to celebrate World Cancer Day by announcing a two-year partnership— including a total investment of $200,000… Continue Reading

January 3, 2022

First West remembers friend and former credit union leader Peter Podovinikoff

LANGLEY, B.C. – First West Credit Union is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Peter Podovinikoff, a friend, former colleague and well-known figure in the Canadian credit union… Continue Reading

December 23, 2021

First West executive takes home prestigious business award

LANGLEY, B.C. – First West Credit Union’s Chief Treasury and Investment Officer, Tom Webster, has recently been honoured with the Transformation Agent Award at this year’s BC CEO/CFO Awards through… Continue Reading

December 13, 2021

Sustainability and ethics analyses shine spotlight on First West

LANGLEY, B.C. – First West Credit Union, the B.C. financial cooperative, has been recognized as a leader among financial institutions for its socially conscious approach to doing business. The credit… Continue Reading

December 3, 2021

First West Credit Union with Central 1 Unveil Latest Digital Banking Experience on Forge Digital Banking Platform

LANGLEY, BC, December 3, 2021 – Central 1 is pleased to announce the successful launch of the latest versions of Online Banking, Mobile App and Small Business on the Forge Digital Banking Platform. Achieved with First West… Continue Reading

December 1, 2021

Members vote yes to First West becoming a federal credit union 

LANGLEY, B.C. – Members of First West Credit Union have voted in favour of First West applying to become a federal credit union. Of the 26,235 votes cast on the special resolution to authorize First West to apply to become a federal… Continue Reading

November 10, 2021

DBRS Morningstar confirms First West Credit Union at BBB (high) rating, stable trend again in 2021

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

September 3, 2021

Community rallies together to provide $319,675 to local charities through First West Credit Union’s #CommentsOfKindness

Langley, B.C. – The First West Foundation, though its Simple Generosity Comments of Kindness program is donating $319,675 to 624 local charities that support our communities across BC. The program… Continue Reading

June 17, 2021

First West seeking the public’s help to distribute $250,000 to local charities through #CommentsOfKindness

LANGLEY, B.C. – First West Credit Union, and its philanthropic partner, First West Foundation, has launched the second phase of its Simple Generosity program—#CommentsOfKindness. The program encourages the public to… Continue Reading