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Live the sweet life, not the fee life. Save up to $200*/year with our no-monthly fee chequing account.

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​All your day-to-day banking at no cost to you.


Open a Simply Free Account today and enjoy:

$0 monthly fees

$0 fees at over 4,500 ding free® ATMs

FREE unlimited transactions

FREE unlimited Interac e-Transfer®

FREE withdrawals

FREE bill payments

FREE pre-authorized payments and deposits

FREE monthly eStatement

Say goodbye to pesky account & transaction fees and save up to




This isn't a one-off bonus. You'll enjoy the savings every year.


​*Average monthly fees are based on products with comparable features at major Canadian banks as at January 4, 2022.

​What to expect when you become a member online.​

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​​​Apply online using safe and secure ID verification.
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Fund your account with immediate access to online and mobile app banking.
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A real advisor will follow up with you 2 days after your account is opened.
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You will receive your debit card within 10 business days.

Prefer to talk to us in person?
Give us a call at 1-888-597-8083 or send us a note and we'll get in touch with you, answer your questions and get you started.



Free day-to-day banking plus all the services you need.

​Saving on fees is just the start. You'll have access to a full range of financial services and expert advice you can trust to always be in your best interest.


Our HISA and GICs offer competitive rates to help you make more money on your money sooner.

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From credit cards to mortgages and everything in between, get lending when you need it. Our local decision making gives us the flexibility to develop borrowing solutions unique to you.


We take the time to get to know you, understand your needs and develop a tailored plan to help you achieve your financial goals.


Where you bank matters


When you join our credit union you are a member, not a customer, and that makes all the difference. Your money stays in B.C. As a financial co-operative, we use your money to help businesses grow and communities thrive. 

Find out more about the Financial Co-operative difference


From November 1, 2021, to November 21, 2021, the members of First West Credit Union voted on special resolutions that, among other things, authorize First West to apply to become a federal credit union under the Bank Act.  If First West becomes a federal credit union, it will automatically become a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) and Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation of British Columbia deposit insurance will no longer apply. See attached Notice for further detail on what this change means to your deposits with First West.