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Josh Juhlke, Manager, Media Relations
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January 25, 2017

LANGLEY, B.C. (Jan. 25, 2017) — 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...

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...
June 28, 2016

LANGLEY, B.C. (June 28, 2016) — First West Credit Union today announced the launch of Mobile Pay, a new technology that makes paying for purchases even simpler for people on the go.

Similar to using a contactless debit card, Mobile Pay gives users the ability to make purchases using...

June 17, 2016

Victoria, B.C. (June 17, 2016) — Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, is playing host to Ghanaian credit union leader Esther Kafui Akumani, as part of an international co-operative mentoring program.

Esther, who will call Vancouver Island home for 10 days, is one...