Press Releases and Announcements

2015

2015 Press Releases

June 8, 2015 - A group of New Westminster seniors is celebrating the start of summer this week with the kick-off of their Nordic walking season, thanks to a grant from the Westminster Savings Foundation. Read more


May 25, 2015 - Westminster Savings offers up to 40 disadvantaged Burnaby children the opportunity to attend an arts or active living summer camp. Read more


May 19, 2015 - Burnaby afterschool program uses art, acting and rock n' roll to help kids succeed. Read more


May 13, 2015 - Westminster Savings is pleased to announce it is sponsoring the Coquitlam Senior Adanac Lacrosse team (the Adanacs) for the upcoming 2015 season. Read more


April 30, 2015 - Westminster Savings is hoping to offer "the best field trip ever" to hundreds of inner city elementary school children this summer as well as spark a new generation of arts enthusiasts. Read more


April 29, 2015 - With many of Canada's big banks introducing increased charges on accounts and transactions, Westminster Savings is pleased to offer an alternative to higher fees with its Unlimited Family Plan, a package of convenient and valuable banking products, services and features. Read more


March 26, 2015 - Westminster Savings Credit Union (Westminster Savings) today reported another year of strong financial results despite a challenging operating environment. Read more


March 16, 2015 - Westminster Savings is very pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Oyhenart as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Strategy Officer. Read more


March 4, 2015 - Two innovative programs encouraging youth with cerebral palsy to enjoy artistic and physical expression have received a $5,000 grant from the Westminster Savings Foundation.Read more


February 25, 2015 - Budding young circus performers in the Tri-Cities will continue to have an opportunity to learn new "Big Top" skills, thanks in part to a $5,400 grant to ACCESS Outreach Society's ACRiX program from the Westminster Savings Foundation.Read more


February 18, 2015 - Westminster Savings Foundation donates $10,000 to Special Olympics British Columbia. Read more


February 13, 2015 - Employees and members help Westminster Savings choose charity recipients through their "Choose Your Charity Challenge". Read more


January 28, 2015 - Westminster Savings Credit Union and Prospera Credit Union Mutually Agree to Cease Merger Discussions - Read more


January 26, 2015 - A Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC program in Langley that focuses on physical activities, nutritious snacks and a healthy cooking for children has received a $10,000 grant from Westminster Savings Credit Union (Westminster Savings). Read more


2014

2014 Press Releases

December 12, 2014 - Westminster Savings Funds Arts Umbrella to Bring Arts Education to Children. Read more


November 26, 2014 - Westminster Savings has provided a $5,100 grant to support the Concerts in Care program through its community investment program, Project Better Balance, which provides individuals and families opportunities to engage with the arts and get active. Read more


November 19, 2014 - Local children will continue to have access to free arts-based workshops from innovative artists thanks to ArtStarts at River Market. Read more


November 6, 2014 - Westminster Savings Credit Union (Westminster Savings) has been named one of Canada's Best Employers for the third consecutive year in a survey by Aon Hewitt, a global human resources consulting firm. Read more


October 1, 2014 - Westminster Savings Funds Family Days Program at Evergreen Cultural Centre. Read more


September 25, 2014 - Westminster Savings Credit Union and Prospera Credit Union discuss joining forces. Read more


June 16, 2014 - Westminster Savings is excited to announce the launch of Canada's first banking plan for families. Read more


April 23, 2014 - At its 70th annual general meeting on April 22, Westminster Savings Credit Union reported a year of relatively strong financial performance in 2013. Read more


February 24, 2014 - Westminster Savings is pleased to announce it is partnering with its trade area municipalities to continue its program of funding free monthly swims. Read more


2013

2013 Press Releases

November 7, 2013 - Westminster Savings has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers once again in a survey by Aon Hewitt, a global human resources consulting firm. Being named on the prestigious 'Best 50' list, where employee engagement is the driving factor, is a true testament to Westminster Savings’ team of passionate and dedicated employees. Come and meet our team and let them help you achieve better balance, both financially and in life. Read more


October 16, 2013 - The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce has been working to develop a Downtown New Westminster Fire Relief Fund to assist the businesses that have been affected by the fire last week. In partnership with Westminster Savings, an account has been opened into which any funds raised or donated can be deposited. Read more


October 1, 2013 - The Westminster Savings Board of Directors Nomination Committee is asking for your assistance in identifying potential candidates for the 2014 Director Election. Written nominations must be received by 12:00pm on December 30, 2013. Read more


August 26, 2013 - Westminster Savings Credit Union appoints new Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications Read more


June 28, 2013 - Six B.C. credit unions have joined forces to provide $245,000 through the Canadian Red Cross to assist with flood relief and rebuilding efforts in neighbouring Alberta. Read more


May 13, 2013 - Families and children benefit from hydrotherapy pool grant via Project Better Balance Read more


May 1, 2013 - Westminster Savings reports solid financial results in 2012 Read more


April 16, 2013 - Westminster Savings’ President and CEO Gavin Toy is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Falconer as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Read more


April 15, 2013 - Westminster Savings is introducing a free new service – Deposit Anywhere™ – that allows customers to deposit cheques securely using the camera on their iPhone, iPad or iPod from wherever they may be. Westminster Savings is the first financial institution in Canada to launch this type of service. Read more


2012

2012 Press Releases

October 26, 2012 - The Board of Westminster Savings is pleased to announce the appointment of Gavin Toy as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Toy was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Westminster Savings and its subsidiaries. Read more


October 24, 2012 - The Westminster Savings Board of Directors Nomination Committee is asking for your assistance in identifying potential candidates for the 2013 Director Election. Written nominations must be received by 12:00 pm on December 28, 2012. Read more


October 18, 2012 - Westminster Savings has been named one of Canada's 50 Best Employers in a survey by Aon Hewitt. Being named on the prestigious 'Best 50' list, is a true testament to Westminster Savings' team of passionate and dedicated employees. Read more


September 19, 2012 - Work has begun on the installation of Maple Ridge's newest public art project in front of Westminster Savings at the corner of 224 Street and Lougheed Highway. Read more


September 18, 2012 - In July, 2012, the Westminster Savings Board of Directors sent members official notice of two Special Resolutions. Read more


July 16, 2012 - The Westminster Savings Board of Directors is asking members for approval on two Special Resolutions that involve changes to the credit union rules and a change to the authorization for director remuneration. Read more.


June 21, 2012 - Westminster Savings Credit Union announces the retirement of President and CEO Barry Forbes. Read more


June 1, 2012 - Westminster Savings Credit Union is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has elected Bill Brown as Chair and Darlene Hyde as Vice Chair. Read more


April 25, 2012 - Westminster Savings Credit Union continued its history of solid financial performance in 2011, despite continuing challenging economic and market conditions. The credit union's assets reached $2.13 billion, up 2.5% from $2.08 billion last year. Net income after tax was $11.7 million, which is down slightly from $12.3 million in 2010, while retained earnings topped $131.7 million, up 5.7% from 2010. Read more


January 10, 2012 - The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council is pleased to announce the receipt of a $20,000 grant from Westminster Savings that will provide valuable support for those who might not otherwise be able to access arts programs and live performances in their community. Read more

 

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