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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

Josh Juhlke, Manager, Media Relations
TEL: 604-539-7360

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

May 26, 2015

LANGLEY, B.C. (May 26, 2015) — First West Credit Union has introduced Dashband™, the first wearable payment accessory in North America to use Visa payWave® technology. Dashband™ allows wearers to pay for purchases with the ease and security of contactless payment ...

May 13, 2015

LANGLEY, B.C. (May 13, 2015) — First West Credit Union has announced that Wayne Becker, Stewart Ladyman, Peter Scherle and David Letkemann have been re-elected to the credit union’s board of directors.

In addition, the board re-elected Shawn Neumann as board chair and...

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 6, 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...