Different than a bank & we like it that way.

First Credit Union may look like a traditional financial institution because we offer the same products and services as a conventional bank. But take a closer look and you'll see fundamental differences and a better way to bank.

  • Our Difference

Community Programs & Services

​Community impact 

We all want to make a difference.

As a financial co-operative, we work for the sustainable development of our communities. That's why we return one-third of our net profits to members and the communities we serve.

Our principles and values

We adhere to a high set of standards.

First Credit Union is a financial co-operative that is jointly-owned, democratically controlled, and guided by the values set forth by the International Co-operative Alliance.

​Member benefits

You're invited to become a member.

Membership entitles you to many benefits including, annual profit share, unlimited 100% guarantee on your deposits, and access to over 4,000 surcharge-free ATMs.  

​Governance and leadership

The people who lead us.

We are governed by an elected Board of Directors, all of whom live and work in the communities we serve. Get to know the people who are committed to a healthy financial future for you and your community.

The First story

The first credit union in BC.

Originally known as Powell River Credit Union, First Credit Union began in 1939 on the west coast of British Columbia. We're proud of our heritage and are excited to share our story with you.

​Vision and purpose

Our vision for a healthy future.

First Credit Union began with a group of people working together to build a financially healthy future for its members and communities. We remain committed to this vision in everything that we do. 

​Financial literacy

Knowledge is power.

Financial literacy is the first step toward establishing healthy financial habits. That's why we empower community members by offering financial literacy resources and education.

News and events

Stay up to date.

Read the latest (and greatest!) news, events, governance reports and press releases to find out what's going on at your credit union and in your community. Always to much going on.

As a member, your investments and involvement help create thriving communities.