From humble beginnings more than 70 years ago, Valley First has grown into a strong, innovative and vibrant organization with a branch network spanning the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys.
Now a division of First West Credit Union, we're proud to have become the third largest credit union in BC and fifth largest in Canada.
As a credit union, part of our profits go back to you. That's how we're able to offer free personal chequing with no strings attached, with free Interac e-Transfer®, low-fee business accounts, better mortgage rates and higher rates on your deposits.
That's also how we can provide the best advice that's in your interest. Whether you're starting a new business or buying a home or planning for your retirement, our experts take the time to learn what matters to you.
We grow because you grow, not at your expense.
Our roots are still the same. Our heart has always been for local businesses, local communities, neighbours helping neighbours succeed.
“Canadians demand banking services that simplify their busy lives. At First West, we create remarkable experiences for our members by thinking differently about banking. Our tailored advice, expanding digital services and in-branch experiences enable our members to bank when, where and how they want.”
Launi Skinner, CEO
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.