News

July 22, 2021

Notice to our POWELL RIVER members

As part of our renovation, Night Deposit & our ATM (at the front of the branch) will be unavailable from Tuesday, July 27 at 5pm - Wednesday August 18. We apologize for any inconvenience, thank you for your patience and understanding.


July 1, 2021

We have merged with Union Bay Credit Union

We're growing! We have merged with Union Bay Credit Union. As a member you now have access to 8 branch locations to serve you better. Union Bay Credit Union members will continue banking as usual, while the further integration of both credit unions continues into 2022. More information here.


June 9, 2021

First Credit Union members receive $380,000 in profit share

On Wednesday, June 9, in coordination with our 82nd anniversary, all members received a profit share rebate based on service charges, loan interest and deposit interest paid in 2020, which amounts to $380,000.

We are the longest-running credit union in BC, incorporated in 1939. With five credit union branches, over $580 million in credit union and $160 million in wealth management assets, we serve over 12,000 members in five coastal communities. More information here!


June 1, 2021

Our Member Scholarship Program is open for applications!

Applications are open June 1st - July 30th. Details & online application form here. We are committed to celebrating diversity and building equity. We welcome scholarship applications from all of our members, including visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+) & others who may contribute to diversity in the communities we serve. We also encourage members or their allies to reach out to us should they need assistance with the application. Apply today!


May 15, 2021

Union Bay Credit Union members vote strongly in favour of a merger with First Credit Union

Members of Union Bay Credit Union have approved a merger with First Credit Union. Operating as First Credit Union, the merged entity will have over $600 million in assets and serve a combined membership of more than 15,500. More information here.


March 17, 2021

COVID-19: Updates & Member Safety

To support our members to do their banking remotely, First Credit Union waived all e-transfer fees for members from March 19, 2020 to March 31, 2021. All fees will return to normal as of April 1, 2021.


March 17, 2021

COVID-19: Updates & Member Safety

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 we are encouraging our members to do less in our physical branches and to take advantage of our mobile, online & telephone banking. We are here to help you. If you would like to talk to someone, please call your local branch or our toll free line at 1-800-393-6733. Read the latest update from our CEO here.

Remember it's important to stay diligent. Cybercriminals have been using the COVID-19 pandemic to launch phishing attacks and various other scams. Watch out for associated scams. Find out more about fraud protection here.

Member Financial Relief

To support our members to do their banking remotely, First Credit Union waived all e-transfer fees for members from March 19, 2020 to March 31, 2021. All fees will return to normal as of April 1, 2021.

Our Payment Deferral Program is designed to support members and help you focus on what matters most—your health and your family. If you think you’ll be unable to make an upcoming loan/mortgage payment, please reach out to your local branch before you miss the payment. We’ll discuss your options and come up with a plan that works for your financial situation.

For members with a Collabria credit card, Collabria has financial supports in place. Visit Collabria's website for more information.

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