Press Releases and Announcements

2018

2018 Press Releases

July 24, 2018 Westminster Savings Credit Union (Westminster Savings) is proud to be a community partner of Special Olympics BC and is excited to cheer on six local athletes ahead of the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games.
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May 14, 2018 The Westminster Savings Board of Directors elected a new chair at its recent meeting on May 8, 2018.
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May 2, 2018 Westminster Savings’ Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications, TJ Schmaltz, has been welcomed into the greater constellation of Fellow Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (FCPHR).
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April 18, 2018 Westminster Savings Credit Union (Westminster Savings) announced the results of the 2018 Directors Election at its 74th Annual General Meeting last night. Six candidates stood for election this year, with members voting incumbent Hanne Madsen and newcomers Colin G. MacKinnon and Rita Virk to the Westminster Savings Board of Directors.
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April 13, 2018 Westminster Savings’ Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, Mary Falconer, has been announced as one of BC’s Top CFOs in Business in Vancouver’s 2018 BC CFO Awards. 
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March 26, 2018
- Westminster Savings Credit Union (Westminster Savings) is pleased to report its financial results, which show significant growth, for 2017.  
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2017

2017 Press Releases

September 14, 2017 - Westminster Savings applauds the Government of British Columbia’s decision to restore the small business tax credit for credit unions that was announced in the September 11 B.C. budget update.
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August 24, 2017 - Westminster Savings Credit Union (Westminster Savings) welcomes the federal government’s recent decision to review Bank Act restrictions around the use of the terms bank, banker and banking by credit unions as part of its ongoing review of the federal financial services framework.
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July 26, 2017 - Westminster Savings Credit Union supports consultation with the current B.C. government to restore the small business tax credit for credit unions – together with B.C. credit unions, Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade.
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July 13, 2017 - Westminster Savings answers Red Cross BC Fires Appeal with a donation and match of funds. Funding will assist individuals and families displaced by the fires
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July 10, 2017 - Westminster Savings opens new branch in River District in South Vancouver
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June 15, 2017 - Westminster Savings was thrilled to receive the Surrey Mayor’s Art Award in the category of Philanthropy recently.
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June 12, 2017 - Westminster Savings is pleased to announce the appointment of Terrence J. (TJ) Schmaltz as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications.
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June 6, 2017 - Westminster Savings Credit Union (Westminster Savings) is hosting a community event on Saturday, June 10, to celebrate the opening of its new Grandview Central branch.
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May 23, 2017 - Westminster Savings announces new board chair and vice chair Read more


May 15, 2017 - Westminster Savings Opens New Branch at Grandview Central in South Surrey Read more


April 5, 2017 - Westminster Savings Credit Union (Westminster Savings) today reported another year of solid financial performance. Read more


March 9, 2017 - Westminster Savings welcomes the recent decision by the Government of British Columbia to allow electronic loan disclosure statements. Read more


February 21, 2017 - Collaboration with Arts Umbrella results in a striking art installation for the Westminster Savings Corporate Centre Read more


February 15, 2017 - Grand Opening celebration of Westminster Savings’ new Central City location Read more


February 7, 2017 - Westminster Savings taking on title sponsorship of Polar Plunge and supporting programs to help change lives through sport Read more


January 25, 2017 - Westminster Savings Supports Province's Decision to Pause Tax Rate Increase Read more


January 5, 2017 - Westminster Savings set to open new branch at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey Read more


2016

2016 Press Releases

December 13, 2016 - Westminster Savings is collecting donations to assist those impacted by devastating fire in Langley. Read more


October 27, 2016 - Westminster Savings announces major partnerships totalling $675,000 in support of sports and arts programming. Read more


July 19, 2016 - Westminster Savings Credit Union is thrilled to announce that it has moved into its Corporate Centre in the Central City Office Tower at Suite 1900 – 13450 102 Avenue in the heart of Surrey. Read more


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

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 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.


 

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