First Credit Union is a community owned financial institution where people investing in one another is the key. We are the oldest Credit Union in BC, incorporated in 1939. As a locally owned and operated company, decisions are made locally.
The organization's commitment to the community through sponsorships and donations is significant. First Credit Union is very proud of it’s community involvement and strives to be represented at all major community events.
Our credit union is an important part of the Powell River, Texada and Bowen communities and continues to find ways to be innovative in bringing personal service, convenience, and quality products to the membership. Most recently, we merged with Cumberland District Credit Union, adding a fourth branch with a rich history to our credit union division.
Our history is the foundation of our philosophy: that everyone deserves an opportunity to achieve financial well-being, that working together, cooperatively, works for the good of all and that giving back to communities is a key rationale for profitable operations. Credit Union philosophies are based on the seven international cooperative principals.