As one of Canada's largest credit unions, Westminster Savings is dedicated to providing full financial services to the residents of Metro Vancouver..
At Westminster Savings, we exist to serve the needs of our customers and help advise, empower and enable them so they can achieve their most important goals, however large or small they may be.
Westminster Savings exists to advise, empower and enable customers to achieve their most important goals.
Working with us is never just a "yes" or "no" situation because we know that life and business aren't like that either. So we provide great tools, products and information so our customers can move forward confidently.
People working together to enrich the lives of our customers.
- We will reinvent what it means to be a truly valued financial partner
- We will earn the right to be our customer's number-one choice
- We will create truly personalized financial solutions and celebrated customer experiences
- We will create advocates by exceeding the individual expectations of each customer
Enriching people's lives is a vision we collectively pursue every day by looking beyond accounts, rates, products and services to ensure we continuously deliver real and tangible value to our customers.
Our core values
- Integrity: We act with honesty and fairness
- Caring: We consider the needs of our customers, employees and community
- Innovation: We seek to improve on what we do every day
- Teamwork: We work together to achieve common goals
- Passion for Excellence: We strive for the highest level of both personal and team achievement
We help our customers achieve a better balance in life by helping them achieve a better balance financially.
|Established:||October 19, 1944|
|Subsidiaries:||WS Leasing Ltd. (vehicle leasing), Mercado Capital Corporation (equipment leasing), Westminster Savings Financial Planning Ltd.|
|Charitable Foundation:||Westminster Savings Foundation (assets: $8 million +)|
|Head Office:||New Westminster, B.C.|
|Branches:||12 branches, located in Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Cloverdale, Surrey, Langley and White Rock.|
|Member Service Centre:||604-517-0100|
|On the Internet:||www.wscu.com|
|ATMs:||21, all located at our branches (find an atm)|
|President and CEO:||Gavin Toy|
|Board Chair:||Bill Brown|
(Current as of January 16, 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
Click here to see all of our past press releases.
Corporate Reports & Official Notices
2012 Corporate Reports & Official Notices
The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements also contains the Independent Auditor's Report, Nominations Committee Report and the Report of the Board of Directors.
Read the Westminster Savings Annual Report for a detailed account of the initiatives undertaken by the credit union in 2012.
2012 Management Discussion & Analysis, Audited Consolidated Financial Statements, and the Five-Year Review
Read the Westminster Savings Management Discussion & Analysis, Audited Consolidated Financial Statements, and the Five-Year Review for a detailed accounting of the financial, administrative and management initiatives undertaken by the credit union in 2012.
The Corporate Governance Report outlines the initiatives undertaken by Westminster Savings in 2009 to ensure that the management of the credit union is responsible, transparent and capable.
Westminster Savings has been working in 2012 to make the communities where we live and work better places for everyone. Read about those efforts in the Westminster Savings Foundation Report.
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.
Special Resolutions are voted on by members and in order to be approved, two-thirds of voting members must vote in favour of the Special Resolutions. During July 2012, all eligible members will receive a Member Information Booklet and ballot in the mail. Ballots must be returned no later than 3:00pm on August 28, 2012.