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We welcome media inquiries and speaking engagements. Please contact First West's media relations team at the info below, or email

Jason Brown | Manager, Media Relations
TEL: 604-539-7415  CELL: 604-319-1211

Brian Bevilacqua | Sr. Manager, Communications & PR
TEL: 604-539-7389  CELL: 604-309-7446

media packages

First West Annual Report 2016

First West Annual Report 2015

Facts at a glance

media releases

March 8, 2017

LANGLEY, B.C. —“Today, more than ever, our world needs leaders of courage, integrity and compassion to set a course that lifts others up and helps everyone thrive,” says First West Credit Union CEO Launi Skinner. “On International Women’s Day this year, we celebrate...

March 1, 2017

LANGLEY, B.C. (March 1, 2017) — Today’s announcement by the Government of British Columbia to cut red tape and allow for electronic disclosure statements on fixed loan agreements, credit card and lease agreements was met with strong support by First West Credit Union.


January 25, 2017

LANGLEY, B.C. — DBRS Limited (DBRS) has today assigned a Short-Term Instruments Rating of R-1 (low) to First West Credit Union (First West); the trend is stable.

The rating reflects First West’s position as the third largest credit union in British Columbia (B.C.) and...

January 24, 2017

LANGLEY, B.C. — First West Credit Union expressed its strong support for the B.C. government’s announcement today that it would pause further increases in 2017 to the credit union tax rate and instead hold the rate at 2016 levels.

“The Minister’s news today is not...

October 18, 2016
LANGLEY, B.C. (Oct. 18, 2016) — This year, credit unions around the world will mark International Credit Union Day on Oct. 20. This is the day where credit unions reflect on what it means to be part of the global cooperative banking movement, look back at its history, celebrate its...