Press Releases and Announcements
2016 Press Releases
June 1, 2016 - Westminster Savings encourages parents to take advantage of a key program that can help the financial and educational well-being of their young children: the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant. Read more
May 24, 2016 - People experiencing the early stages of memory loss due to dementia have been able to enjoy a fitness and social/activity program thanks in part to a $20,000 grant from the Westminster Savings Foundation. Read more
May 5, 2016 - Westminster Savings answers Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal with a donation and match of funds. Funding will assist individuals and families displaced by the fires Read more
April 14, 2016 - Westminster Savings Credit Union (Westminster Savings) today reported another year of solid financial performance. Read more
March 23, 2016 - March is Fraud Prevention Month, and Westminster Savings urges members and consumers who perform online financial transactions to be vigilant and protect themselves against financial fraud. Read more
March 9, 2016 - Westminster Savings' Member Service Centre (MSC) celebrated its one millionth call last week – a fantastic milestone according to President and CEO Gavin Toy. Read more
January 18, 2016 - Previously under-served families with young children in South Vancouver's Fraserlands area will be able to access support in 2016 through a drop-in program, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Westminster Savings Foundation. Read more
January 14, 2016 - When it comes to saving money, are you a safe-spender, an improvisor or an optimist? Westminster Savings Credit Union is offering a "What's your SAVEonality" quiz to help Canadians find out. Read more
2015 Press Releases
December 14, 2015 - More than 50 children in Metro Vancouver will have the opportunity to take part in amateur sports thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Westminster Savings Foundation. Read more
December 7, 2015 - Place des Arts arts centre and music school is pleased to announce it has received a $9,000 grant from Westminster Savings to support its 2015/16 Artist in Residence program. Read more.
October 21, 2015 - Westminster Savings Credit Union (Westminster Savings) is pleased to announce that it will be opening a new corporate centre in Surrey at the Central City Office Tower at 10153 King George Boulevard. The new corporate centre, which is anticipated to open by the summer of 2016, will bring together those employees working at our administrative building (422 Sixth Street, New Westminster) and the current corporate centre (960 Quayside Drive, New Westminster). Read more.
October 21, 2015 - More than 200 children and teens living with autism will have the opportunity to take part in high-quality, adapted soccer, skating and basketball programs thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Westminster Savings Foundation. Read more.
October 7, 2015 - The Evergreen Cultural Centre is pleased to announce it has received a $3,600 grant from Westminster Savings to support the Art Gallery at Evergreen's (AGE) monthly Westminster Savings Family Days program. Read more.
October 6, 2015 - Local Arts and Active Living Programs Will Get a Boost from Westminster Savings this Fall Read more.
October 1, 2015 - Westminster Savings Credit Union (Westminster Savings) is pleased to announce Brian Rogers has joined as Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and Chief Credit Officer. Read more.
September 24, 2015 - Westminster Savings announced the results of its recent member vote on Special Resolution 2015-01 and Directors’ Election at its Annual General Meeting last night. Read more.
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 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 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