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December 4, 2013

Credit unions now seeking regulator’s consent and member approval

Langley, B.C.— Following several months of due diligence, the boards of Island Savings and First West Credit Union have unanimously approved the business case that would see Island Savings join...

October 17, 2013

Langley, B.C.—Credit unions and cooperatives were built on the foundation of neighbour helping neighbour and that deeply rooted philosophy is as evident today as it was back in the system’s founding days. Today marks the annual International Credit Union Day and this year’s...

September 11, 2013

Duncan, B.C.—The boards of Island Savings and First West Credit Union announced today they are undertaking exploratory discussions that would see Island Savings join First West Credit Union.

Through First West Credit Union’s one of a kind partnership model,...

June 28, 2013

Six credit unions donate $245,000 to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Floods Fund on behalf of members

Vancouver, B.C. — Six B.C. credit unions have joined forces to provide $245,000 through the Canadian Red Cross to assist with flood relief and rebuilding efforts in...

May 30, 2013

Canada’s fifth largest credit union to also host an international female credit union leader from Ghana

Langley, B.C. — First West Credit Union today announced a donation of $50,000 to the Co-operative Development Foundation (CDF) of Canada’s Build a...