In 2016, we simplified the lives of our members and communities from the Island all the way to the Interior.

Who we are and how we do it

With 54 branches and 39 insurance offices, First West has the most expansive credit union network in British Columbia.

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“We’re more than a financial institution. We help simplify the complex, busy lives of British Columbians. Our expertise, our support and our values enrich the lives of members and the communities where we live, work and play.”

Launi Skinner, CEO

Keeping it Simple®

In 2016, we continued to provide remarkable experiences, ensuring our members bank, borrow, insure and invest with surprising simplicity.

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1st financial institution in B.C. to offer Mobile Pay for Android™ devices

1st credit union in B.C. to provide personal financial management tools through the next generation of online banking

$1,777,000 in account fees saved by our members with the Simply Free Account®

Financial highlights

Financial highlights

Our multi-brand model, commitment to acting locally and relentless pursuit of improved efficiency and innovation powered First West’s performance in 2016.

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Helping B.C. thrive

Helping B.C. thrive

Every year First West makes a unique and meaningful impact on the B.C. economy

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Leading in our communities

Leading in our communities

We have a longstanding tradition of philanthropy and community involvement and take great pride in partnering with our neighbours to do great things in our communities.

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We believe in accelerating success through people

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“These are unprecedented times. Rapid advances in digital technology and consumer demands are transforming the future of financial services at a remarkable rate. I’m tremendously proud of how First West embraces change and meets our members’ needs. Our vision is clear: we simplify lives, helping members and communities thrive.”

Shawn Neumann, Board Chair