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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

April 9, 2015

LANGLEY, B.C. (April 9, 2015) — First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third largest credit union, returned $2.4 million to community organizations and charitable agencies from the Lower Mainland to the Southwest Interior and north to Kitimat during 2014. The credit union’s total...

April 7, 2015

LANGLEY, B.C. (April 7, 2015) — First West Credit Union demonstrated strong financial performance in 2014 as it achieved a profit before tax of $39.4 million and balance sheet growth of $388 million, or 6.3 per cent, to $6.5 billion. The credit union also grew its membership by more than 6...

April 5, 2015

LANGLEY, B.C. (April 6, 2015) — Catherine Dangerfield recalls the stark contrast between two vegetable stands she observed while in Uganda in February. One stand was an actual booth with shelves stacked high with several different kinds of well-cultivated vegetables. The other consisted of...

April 1, 2015

LANGLEY B.C. (April 1, 2015) — British Columbians on B.C.’s Vancouver Island and surrounding Gulf Islands can now put a market-leading chequing account to work for them and save up to $200 a year. Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, unveils its new fee-free...

February 12, 2015

CEO for a day program pairs First West CEO with UBC student

LANGLEY, B.C. — For many post-secondary students pursuing business careers, getting to experience a day as a senior leader of a large company is a rare, if not non-existent, opportunity. But this month, a...