Journalistic Style Guidelines

The following guidelines are designed to ensure accuracy when referring to First West Credit Union, its divisions and lines of business.

Preferred terminology, as well as common misuses, are listed. Logos may be downloaded and used for journalistic purposes only and may not be modifed. Please contact mediarelations@firstwestcu.ca if you have any questions.


 

First West Credit Union

First West Credit Union offers members the financial strength, comprehensive product selection and extended branch network of a large financial institution while maintaining local brand identities and a unique grassroots approach to service. Led by Launi Skinner, First West is British Columbia’s third-largest credit union with nearly $10 billion in assets, more than 240,000 members and more than 1,700 employees. It operates 54 branches throughout the province under the Envision Financial, Valley First, Enderby & District Financial and Island Savings divisions. Visit firstwestcu.ca for more information.

 


 

Enderby & District Financial, a division of First West Credit Union

 

Enderby & District Financial is a premier provider of banking, investment and insurance services for residents and businesses in the North Okanagan. As a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.'s third-largest credit union, Enderby & District Financial brings innovative products and local decision making to the banking experience. For more information, visit www.enderbyfinancial.com.

 


 

Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union

 

Envision Financial is a premier provider of banking, investment and insurance services for residents and businesses throughout the Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland and Kitimat regions. As a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.'s third-largest credit union, Envision Financial brings innovative products, an extensive branch network and local decision making to the banking experience. Visit envisionfinancial.ca for more information.

 


 

Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union

 

Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, offers more than 60,000 members on Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands a suite of innovative products and an extensive branch network. As a leading employer in the region, First West Credit Union provides generous community investment to the Island Savings region through the Growing Island Families Together (GIFT) program in support of Island children and families. Visit islandsavings.ca for more information and follow Island Savings on Twitter @Island_Savings.

 


 

Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union


Valley First is a premier provider of banking, investment and insurance services for residents and businesses in the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys. As a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.'s third-largest credit union, Valley First brings innovative products, an extensive branch network and local decision making to the banking experience. Visit valleyfirst.com for more information.