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Envision Financial increases support for local food banks at a time when need is greatest
Nov. 29, 2017

Langley, B.C.—As community food banks across B.C. are ramping up their operations to accommodate the busy holiday season, Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, is stepping up its support for The Full Cupboard.

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Envision Financial recognizes local businesses in the 2017 Fan Choice Awards
Nov. 28, 2017

Langley, B.C.—Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, has announced the winners of the 2017 Fan Choice Awards. Of the hundreds of nominations received between Sept. 11 – Oct. 8, top spots were awarded to the local and independent small businesses that received the most votes from loyal community members and supporters.

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B.C. business owners fear a double-pinch: survey
Sept. 28, 2017

Langley, B.C.—A survey of 500 B.C. small business owners conducted by First West Credit Union found rising cost of expenses and a slow or declining economy were respondents’ top fears.

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B.C. small businesses anticipate finishing better in 2017, split on near future
Sept. 26, 2017

Langley, B.C.—Two-thirds of respondents said they expect to have better financial results in 2017 than they did last year.

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B.C. business owners split on short-term business climate
Sept. 25, 2017

Langley, B.C.—A survey of 500 B.C. small business owners conducted by First West Credit Union found that 35 per cent of respondents feel the economic climate will worsen at least a little, while 47 per cent feel that the business climate will improve at least a little.

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Envision Financial’s The Full Cupboard donations smash the $500,000 mark
Sept 8, 2017

Langley, B.C.—Today, Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, announced that donations to its signature cause, The Full Cupboard, have passed $500,000―a milestone the Langley, B.C.-based financial institution didn’t expect to reach until next year.

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Students can save with these lesser-known money strategies, expert says
Aug 31, 2017

Langley, B.C.—Today’s post-secondary students face a number of challenges. With the ever-increasing costs of rent and tuition, balancing a student budget continues to be one of them.

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Survey raises concerns about seniors getting behind the wheel
Aug 16, 2017

Langley, B.C.—A new survey seeking to understand the opinions and driving habits of Canadians reveals that 25 per cent of drivers surveyed intend to keep their driver’s licence past age 85, but one in 10 respondents claim they’ve been in a car accident with a senior citizen.

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Local business icon Tochi Sandhu receives prime ministerial recognition
Aug 15, 2017

Surrey, B.C.—Tochi Sandhu, director of commercial business development for locally-based Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, recently received a commemorative honour from Justin Trudeau celebrating an astounding 60-year success-filled career in the financial services industry.

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Interest rate hike: “Don’t panic; plan ahead,” say local financial advisors
July 13, 2017

Langley, B.C.—The Bank of Canada’s first key interest rate hike in seven years, announced this Wednesday, will be catching the attention of residents across B.C.’s Lower Mainland, where sky-high housing prices and a growing cost of living contribute to increased levels of personal debt.

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Envision Financial presents inaugural Coquitlam Summer Concert Series
July 10, 2017

Langley, B.C.—This summer Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, celebrates a brand-new partnership with the City of Coquitlam in support of the first-ever Coquitlam Summer Concert Series.

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Envision Financial gives $50,000 donation to Just Breathe, benefitting the Canadian Cancer Society
June 29, 2017

Langley, B.C.—Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, has deepened its community bonds through a major donation. The financial institution has announced a $50,000 contribution to Just Breathe, a fund created by youth actress Kaitlyn Bernard which supports Camp Goodtimes from the Canadian Cancer Society.

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The continued high costs of B.C. homes may be leaving many homeowners under-insured
June 27, 2017

Langley, B.C.—As we enter another active real estate season and with no end in sight for the high costs of Lower Mainland properties, homeowners may be unknowingly at risk of being under-insured if their coverage is not on par with the increased home value.

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Insurance: What you need to know before you rent out your spare room as a vacation suite
June 22, 2017

Langley, B.C.—The rise in popularity of homestay companies like Airbnb and VBRO has made the vacation rental by owner an attractive option for many British Columbia residents looking to earn some extra income during the busy summer season.

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Canada’s growing senior population means more British Columbians at risk of elder financial abuse, expert says
June 9, 2017

Langley, B.C.—With the number of Canadian seniors at an all-time high—now outnumbering children for the first time in history, according to the most recent census data—financial abuse of older adults is likely to be a growing issue.

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Couples may be leaving their wedding rings under-insured, expert says
May 10, 2017

Langley, B.C.—As April showers turn into May flowers, brides and grooms across the Lower Mainland are anticipating their wedding day and putting the finishing touches on their plans. Those planning a wedding this season need to consider more than just their big day. They need to ensure the symbol of their love—their wedding rings—are protected.

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Envision Financial seeks innovative community project to support through major $50,000 donation
May 5, 2017

Langley, B.C.—Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, will recognize and reinforce its local communities—the heart of Canadian culture—by contributing one $50,000 grant to a deserving charitable organization.

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Envision Financial to help Surrey residents combat identity theft
March 22, 2017

Surrey, B.C.—Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union takes a stand against identity theft at Shred It and Forget It!, an event to educate consumers on ways to protect themselves from becoming victim to fraud.

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Local non-profits benefit from student marketing know-how
February 15, 2017

Langley, B.C.—Douglas College in partnership with Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union launches the 2017 Community Building program, running January to April. This innovative initiative, now in its sixth year, connects creative marketing students with three non-profits.

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Envision Financial celebrates Canada 150
January 27, 2017

Langley, B.C.—Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with Simple Generosity, an innovative 12-month program that applauds community volunteerism and supports local charities and non-profits.

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