About Us

Learn more about each credit union and our history of successful mergers, community partnerships and creative start-ups.

About Union Bay Credit Union

Union Bay Credit Union is a member-owned, co-operative financial institution with branches in Union Bay, Bowser and Hornby Island. The credit union was formed in 1944 and recently celebrated reaching the milestone of $100 million in assets. Union Bay has a full suite of personal and business products and services and offers wealth products to its members through a third party.

Giving back to the communities they serve is an integral part of the fabric of Union Bay Credit Union. They strive to advocate for community groups and volunteers, provide financial literacy education to members and celebrate local communities and their people


About First Credit Union

First Credit Union is a community-based credit union with branches in Powell River, Bowen Island, Texada Island, Courtenay and Cumberland. They offer a complete suite of financial products and services to over 12,000 members. First Credit Union began operations in 1939 as the first credit union incorporated in the province of British Columbia. Over their long and proud history, they have grown to over $500 million in assets.

The vision of First Credit Union is ‘to build financially healthy communities’; they do this by focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion, environmental sustainability, and local economic development. Members have traditionally participated in annual profit sharing and dividends.


Successful mergers, community partnerships and creative start-ups

In 2012, First Credit Union and Cumberland Credit Union merged. Read more about that story here:

Cumberland Credit Union: Commitment, Creativity and Collaboration

After consultation and collaboration with community members on Bowen Island, First Credit Union answered the call to provide local banking services. Read the full story here:

Banking on Bowen: A Community Collaboration

In 2001, Union Bay Credit Union worked with the local community in Bowser to open a new branch in the Lighthouse Community. Read the full story here:

Lighthouse Community Branch: A Vision Realized

Union Bay Credit Union has operated a branch on Hornby Island since 1993. Read more about that history here:

Hornby Island: A Unique Branch for a Unique Community