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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

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First West Annual Report 2016

First West Annual Report 2015

Facts at a glance

media releases

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...

November 26, 2014

Langley, B.C. (Nov. 26, 2014) — First West Credit Union CEO Launi Skinner has again been recognized as one of Canada’s most influential women. Skinner was named to the Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 for a fourth time, garnering her...

November 14, 2014

Duncan, B.C. and Langley B.C. (Nov. 14, 2014) — After six weeks of information-sharing, public meetings and thoughtful conversation, Island Savings members have approved by majority a special resolution that will see the organization join First West Credit Union on January 1, 2015.

October 30, 2014

Victoria, B.C. and Langley B.C. (Oct. 30, 2014)— As Island Savings members consider the direction of their credit union, the business community on the south Island is already getting a taste of what the future as part of First West Credit Union might be like.

A partnership with...