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RESP the ticket to government education funds
August 18, 2015

Langley, B.C.—Household budgets will soon be feeling the pinch from back-to-school spending, but there is some relief in sight for further education or training after the kids finish high school.

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Envision Financial Community Endowment gives more than $350,000 to deserving charities
August 6, 2015

Langley, B.C.—Envision Financial’s Community Endowment Fund is giving away $357,500 this year to deserving charities in the Lower Mainland as well as in Kitimat. In all, 33 grants will be awarded to a variety of organizations delivering programs to vulnerable populations.

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Envision Insurance urges clients to review home insurance policies
July 21, 2015

Chilliwack, B.C. – With wildfires continuing to burn across the province, Envision Insurance, a division of First West Insurance Services Ltd., is reminding homeowners to review their home insurance policies.

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Local financial expert urges prudence in wake of latest interest rate cut
July 15, 2015

Langley, B.C. — A local financial expert is cautioning consumers in the Fraser Valley against excessive borrowing in the wake of the Bank of Canada’s key interest rate cut earlier today.

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Thirteen students share $27,000 in education awards from Envision Financial
July 9, 2015

Langley, B.C.—Thirteen students from the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Kitimat are now that much closer to reaching their educational goals after receiving a 2015 Envision Financial Education Award.

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Coffee house concert series continues to set stage for local talent
June 2, 2015

Abbotsford, B.C.—Nearing a decade of helping showcase local musicians, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert series continues to fill Saturdays up with free, original music. Its eighth season just underway, the popular concert series provides opportunities for local artists to perform in a casual atmosphere while music fans experience a wide range of styles, ranging from jazz, blues and folk to country, rock and pop.

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Twilight Concert Series in Heritage Park hits quarter-century mark, kicks off June 3
June 1, 2015

Langley, B.C.—The Mission Heritage Association, in partnership with Envision Financial, is pleased to announce the return of the very popular Envision Financial Twilight Concert Series to Fraser River Heritage Park for its 25th season. Great entertainment and a variety of musical talent are guaranteed with broad range of musical styles, from barbershop, rock and folk, to Celtic and high-school big-band.

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Envision Financial helps connect kids and the arts with support for Surrey International Children’s Festival
May 14, 2015

Surrey, B.C.—Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, is proud to return as the Visionary sponsor of the Surrey International Children’s Festival and provide a $20,000 sponsorship that will help the event continue to grow and provide local children the opportunity to learn in the Cirque Surrey program.

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Envision Financial sows support for the Cloverdale Country Fair
May 12, 2015

Langley, B.C.—Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, has saddled up and is riding out to the Cloverdale Country Fair with a $10,000 sponsorship that will support and entertain the next generation of country-driven boys and girls. In addition to a $7,500 pledge to sponsor the Kids Zone at the fair, Envision Financial has kicked in $2,500 to the Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation.

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Boost to Tax-Free Savings Account can benefit modest income earners
April 21, 2015

Langley, B.C.—Today, the federal government unveiled its 2015 budget and announced an increase to the annual contribution limit for tax-free savings accounts (TFSA) to $10,000. The increase to the contribution limit for tax-free savings is welcome news to many financial experts.

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Mortgage insurance hike a good pause for thought for homebuyers
April 14, 2015

Langley, B.C.—Canadian homebuyers will be paying just a little bit more to become homeowners in 2015. Come June, two of Canada’s three major high-ratio mortgage insurers, CMHC and Genworth, will increase their insurance premiums for buyers with a down payment of less than 10 per cent.

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Resisting virtual cat and mouse games requires a change of mind
March 30, 2015

Langley, B.C.—As national Fraud Prevention Month winds down, Envision Financial is urging people to stay up to date on fraud. While keeping your computer’s software current is important, Jaime Lord, supervisor of corporate security at Envision Financial, says warding off online fraud takes more than technology.

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Savings, debt mistakes dominate list of top money miscues
March 27, 2015

Langley, B.C.—April Fool’s Day may be a great day for fun and pranks, but mishandling your money any day of the year is no laughing matter. Wealth advisors at Envision Financial, a division First West Credit Union, recently revealed the biggest mistakes people are making with their money right now.

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Residents shred thousands of pounds, raise more than $1,200 for local food banks
March 25, 2015

Delta, B.C.—Nearly 9,000 pounds of confidential documents were sliced and diced this past Saturday at the annual Shred It and Forget It! event, hosted by Envision Financial and its community partners. Over 100 residents offered up 250 bankers’ boxes worth of personal documents to the shredder for secure, safe disposal on location at Envision Financial’s Sunshine Hills branch.

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Envision Financial to host shredding event supporting National Fraud Prevention Month
March 12, 2015

Delta/Surrey, B.C.—In recognition of National Fraud Prevention Month, Envision Financial is proud to partner with Iron Mountain and the Delta Police to host a shredding event in Delta. On March 21, members of the public are invited to bring their documentation to the Sunshine Hills branch of Envision Financial in Delta where Iron Mountain will provide onsite secure paper shredding by donation. The Delta Police will also be on hand to provide fraud awareness information to the public.

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Retire two years earlier by investing your tax refund, says investment expert
March 3, 2015

Langley, B.C.—It’s tax season and for the majority of Canadians that spells a refund. In 2014, Canada Revenue issued 16.5 million refunds, doling out more than $28 million in total with the average return being $1,697.

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Canadians overlooking TFSA’s wealth-building potential
February 4, 2015

Langley, B.C.—Many Canadians, particularly those in their ‘savings years,’ are missing a major opportunity to build serious wealth through a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA). Only five out of ten British Columbians hold a TFSA, according to recent research from Central 1 Credit Union.

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Plummeting pump prices welcome relief to household budgets
January 19, 2015

Langley, B.C.—Gas prices have hit a four year low across B.C. with an average price of $1 per litre, which is adding up to major savings for consumers.

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Chilliwack Chiefs, Envision Financial team up against hunger for Chilliwack Bowls of Hope
January 15, 2015

Chilliwack, B.C.—The Chilliwack Chiefs Hockey Club and Envision Financial are hoping to give the fight against hunger in Chilliwack a post-holiday boost.

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Surrey Eagles, Envision Financial team up against hunger at critical time for food bank
January 13, 2015

Surrey, B.C.—The Surrey Eagles Hockey Club and Envision Financial are hoping to give the fight against hunger in Surrey a post-holiday boost.

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New training and education savings grant will help jumpstart college savings funds says Envision Financial
January 12, 2015

Langley, B.C.—Today’s announcement by the B.C. government that it had reached a formal agreement with the federal government to introduce the BC Training and Education Savings Grant is good news for families looking to start saving for their children’s post-secondary education.

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First West Credit Union issues call for board nominations
January 5, 2015

Langley, B.C.—First West Credit Union is now accepting nominations from candidates interested in standing for election to the board of directors in its Envision Financial and Valley First regions. Nominations will not be solicited in First West’s Island Savings Region, as no directors’ terms expire in that region in 2015.

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