About Us

  • Formation: Jan. 1, 2010 with earliest predecessor credit union established 1947
  • Comparative size: Third-largest credit union in B.C.; fifth-largest in Canada
  • Total assets: $10 billion
  • Members: Approximately 250,000
  • Employees: Approximately 1,750
  • Head office: Langley, B.C.
  • Branches: 52 branches and 38 insurance offices throughout
  • Municipalities banking with First West: 18
  • B.C. businesses banking with First West: Approximately 18,000

First West is one of Canada’s leading financial co-operatives. Our vision is to simplify lives and help our members and communities thrive. We create real value for our members through tailored service, relevant day-to-day banking products and commitment to innovative technology solutions.

With more than $10 billion in assets and nearly 250,000 members, we're British Columbia’s third-largest credit union. Our core business is traditional banking, the provision of personal and business daily banking services. We have the largest geographic reach of any credit union in the province with 52 branches throughout B.C.learn more about our network. First West is headquartered in the Vancouver suburb of Langley and has regional administration centres in Duncan on Vancouver Island, and in Penticton in B.C.’s Southern Interior.

Led by Chief Executive Officer Launi Skinner and a dynamic leadership team, First West has several subsidiary lines of business that include FWCU Capital Corp. (First West Capital), First West Insurance Services Ltd., FW Wealth Management Ltd. and First West Leasing Ltd.

First West was formed in 2010 through the merger of Envision Credit Union and Valley First Credit Union; however our rootes date back to 1946. We've experienced considerable growth since our 2010 formation by marketing our products and services through four locally-known and trusted brand divisions:

Learn more about our multi-brand business model.