• Why Choose Us

WHY CHOOSE US

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It’s worth it, to all of us.​​

We are a financial cooperative.​​

You may have heard of cooperatives. Some of them sell sporting goods, some of them sell groceries or fuel. All of them are about people achieving more together than they can on their own. As a financial cooperative, we’re like that too. ​​

When you join our credit union you are a member, not a customer, and that makes all the difference. Our members are our owners and have an equal say in how our credit union operates, no matter their balance. ​​

Our members empower us to put people before profits and work in their true interests. By providing world-class banking services, the best financial advice in Canada and an approach that centres around our members, we simplify lives, helping members and communities thrive.​​

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What does this mean for your financial wellbeing? 

​It’s simple. Your goals are our goals. We grow when you grow. It’s a partnership, not a transaction.


YOU​

Our expert financial advice focuses on your evolving financial needs, not making short-term profits for faraway shareholders.

YOUR MONEY

​Our profits are reinvested into our membership through free day-to-day banking, low-fee business accounts and great rates.

YOUR COMMUNITY​

Enjoy competitive returns knowing your deposits help us support organizations that strengthen your local businesses and community.

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THE ADVANTAGES OF BANKING WITH US


MEMBER-OWNED AND RUN

Members vote for directors at board elections, giving you a say in how our credit union operates.

TRUSTED ADVICE

Expert financial advice and local decision making to meet your financial needs as they evolve.

KEEP MORE MONEY IN YOUR WALLET

Free day-to-day personal banking including free Interac e-Transfer®.

ANYWHERE, ANYTIME BANKING

24/7 secure online and mobile app banking.

BUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

We partner with local organizations to create good things in our communities.

100% DEPOSIT GUARANTEE

Your deposits are 100% protected up to any amount by the Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

BECOME A MEMBER

Reach your financial goals and strengthen your community – that’s banking with purpose. Discover the benefits of belonging to a financial cooperative. Open a Simply Free Account® today or call 1-888-597-8083 to get started.

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“We are champions of the extraordinary potential that lives within every member.  Valley First is committed in providing the advice that will make a meaningful difference in their financial success while partnering to help our communities thrive.”


Paulo Araujo, President

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VALLEY FIRST IN THE COMMUNITY

Our Make a Difference Days encourage employees to volunteer in their communities with local non-profit agencies.  We're boots on the ground, supporting a wide variety of community projects.  Since 2007, we've taken part in 597 projects and served 10,936 hours.

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We believe in the power of partnership, working together to achieve social impact and make a difference in our communities.


Community Partnerships

Through our partnership with the First West Foundation, ​$580,317 has been granted from the foundation’s endowments and charitable giving campaigns in 2018.

Do Some Good

Our employees spent 5,205 hours helping those in need and building our local communities in 2019 with 2,942 hours given during work hours.

Feed The Valley

We are on a mission to raise food, funds and awareness for our local food banks. In 2019 alone, we provided over 989,000 meals through our Signature Cause, Feed The Valley.

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WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

Everything is easier with a little help.

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