Who we are and how we do it

Through our locations from the Island to the Interior, we offer a complete lineup of financial services paired with expert advice designed to keep things simple for our members.

Work Big, Work Local

We’re here to simplify the lives of our members by providing remarkable service experiences and advice. We achieve success through the collective size and strength of our multi-brand model and our commitment to acting locally.

Stability & Diversification

Our geographic reach—spanning Southern B.C. and reaching across Canada—decreases economic risks and increases resiliency. Diversified revenue streams also give us greater income stability through insurance, automotive financing, wealth services and subordinated commercial debt lines of business.

Savings & Efficiency

The size and strength afforded by our model allows us to work more efficiently and save on operational costs. We benefit from a back office of talented business professionals who support our local brands with expertise in Lean and continuous improvement, finance and accounting, marketing, business intelligence, communications, human resources, information technology and more.

Multi-Brand Model

We serve our members through four locally known regional brands. Envision Financial, Valley First, Enderby & District Financial and Island Savings provide British Columbians with expert financial services advice, market-leading products and local, common-sense decision-making.


We develop leaders of character and ability who positively affect the lives of others in our organization, communities and world. It’s about being bold enough to engage others in the vision and humble enough to recognize achieving it will take the efforts of many people. From sharing knowledge in our communities to mentoring and coaching the next generation, we support each other in leading with courage to create change for the better.

Succeed Together

Partnership is second nature to us at First West. As a financial co-operative, we believe in the spirit of working together to make great things happen. We have a long history of collaborating to bring value to members, the marketplace and the credit union industry.