Valley First

Becoming A Member

Joining First West Credit Union is easy. Visit a Valley First branch to become a member or simply open an account online.

Members save up to 20%

We've got you covered—members save up to an EXTRA 20% on their home insurance.

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Your membership means more than just your finances

Every member is an owner of the credit union and has a say in the way things are done. Becoming a member is simple—just open an account and deposit $5 in member equity shares. Your shares are a one-time investment and are returned to you in full upon leaving the credit union.

Benefits of Membership

  • Get unlimited Interac e-Transfer®, debit card transactions, withdrawals, bill payments and eStatements with our no-strings-attached Simply Free Account®.
  • Access your money while you're on-the-go through online banking or mobile banking.
  • Your Valley First MEMBER CARD® debit card provides you with access to your money, free of charge, at over 3,500 ATMs across Canada.
  • Deposit cheques with your mobile device using Deposit Anywhere™—it's fast, free and secure.
  • Visit a branch anytime—we have a network of branches and insurance offices across the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson regions.
  • Enjoy member-exclusive discounts—members can save up to an extra 20% on their home insurance.
  • Benefit from our sponsorship activities and environmental efforts in your local community
  • Have a say in shaping our credit union by voting for our Board of Directors and attending our Annual General Meeting (you can vote if you are 19 or older)
  • Your deposits are 100% guaranteed by the Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

Already a member? We're glad to hear it!

Register on our Referral Perks® website and use it to refer a friend to visit one of our Valley First branches and join First West Credit Union, and you'll both be eligible to earn $50—that's right, a $50 thank you gift for each of you! Refer Now!



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In Person

If you're more comfortable coming in to see us, we'd be happy to chat with you about the questions you have.

By Phone

If you’d like to call us, here is a complete list of our branch and insurance office numbers.