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Choose a credit union

Choose fairness. Choose to be a member, not a number.

Choose to grow your money wisely, while investing in local businesses and the communities where you live, work, and play.

Some Choices Matter,

and where you bank is definitely one of them.

See why more and more, BC residents are choosing credit unions over banks.

A Real Growth Opportunity

In Prince Rupert, a credit union partners with the Nisga’a people to come up with a business plan to start a gardening company.

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Building a Better Future for Women in Trades

A local credit union does their part to introduce the next generation of women to skilled trades in an otherwise male-dominated industry.

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The Rally at Bulkley Valley

How two credit unions managed to ship 32 tons of hay after record floods devastated the Bella Coola Valley.

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No entity helps communities more

Since 2012, the credit unions of British Columbia have collectively contributed over $40 million to communities. It’s a powerful impact that no other bank or business entity can claim.

BC credit unions have around $65 billion in assets,
but we give away $22 million yearly to our communities.
By comparison the biggest of the big five banks has over $1 trillion in assets, but gives away only 0.0053% of that to their communities.
Put another way, BC credit unions give up to 590% more on the dollar than these banks do. That money goes to scholarships, donations, charitable foundations and more — check it out here.

Early adopters in equality, education and technology

Credit unions were the first to:

Lend to women in their own names.
Registered education plans in Canada.
Offer loans based on borrower's character.
Offer mobile cheque deposits.
For the 10th year running, credit unions have earned 1st place

among financial institutions for Customer Service
 and Branch Service Excellence in the Ipsos Best Banking Awards.
Small businesses rank credit unions higher than banks
for the way we do finances, fees, account management and service.

We like the way the Financial Post says it

"For many small businesses, the best bank isn’t a bank at all — it’s a credit union. Once again, they outperformed the big banks in serving the needs of Canada’s entrepreneurs."
– Financial Post
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Taking Care of Business (on Bowen)

Bowen’s back in the black and keeping it as “local” as it gets, thanks to a credit union and a host of quirky characters.

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Who is the Credit Union Lady?

Ruth, now over 100 years old, shares how she became known as "The Credit Union Lady" and the real value of investing in children and families.

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Have a Story to Tell?

We know there are millions of British Columbians who have been impacted and inspired by their local credit union. Tell your story here, and you may find it becomes part of this collection.

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Buy Local. Bank Local.

Members

When you join a credit union, you join millions of British Columbians who’ve chosen to invest in themselves and the people, programs and places around them – achieving more, together.

Businesses

Credit unions invest heavily in local businesses, which means more jobs and a stronger economy for us all. In turn, these businesses invest their profits in the very communities that support them.

Communities

Home is where our hearts are. In the last 3 years alone, BC’s credit unions have contributed over $40 million to local initiatives ranging from arts and culture to sports, charities and education.

Become a part of something remarkable.
Join a credit union today.
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Choose a credit union you love
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Select a branch close to you
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Open your account in-branch
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Get up to $200
We know it takes a little effort to switch, so we’ll reward you for your time. Open a credit union account with a minimum deposit of $100, and you’ll receive $100. Or get $200 when you set up your payroll or pension direct deposit, or transfer your business chequing account.
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