Merger Information

Members of Union Bay Credit Union have approved a merger with First Credit Union. Operating as First Credit Union, the merged entity will have over $600 million in assets and serve a combined membership of more than 15,500.

Union Bay Credit Union Board Chair Sharon Hadden, announced the results at a special general meeting on Saturday May 15 2021; the merger will become effective July 1, 2021. Union Bay Credit Union members will continue banking as usual, while the further integration of both credit unions continues into 2022.

“We’re thrilled that Union Bay Credit Union members have put their trust in us with this positive vote,” says Hadden. “We proposed this merger to our membership because we believe that together we can build a stronger credit union, for our current members and for future generations.”

After years of collaboration, the boards of both credit unions approved a formal proposal to merge in October of 2020. An application was submitted to the provincial regulator, the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA), and in March 2021, BCFSA provided consent for the proposal to be voted on by Union Bay’s membership. The vote took place between April 21 and May 5.

“By bringing these two well-established and values-based credit unions together, we are positioning ourselves to succeed in today’s competitive environment,” says Guy Chartier, Chair of the Board of Directors of First Credit Union. “This merger will help us deepen our partnership with our members, employees and the communities we serve.”

To learn more about First Credit Union, visit firstcu.ca
  1. Condensed Member Information Guide (9 pages)

  2. Full Member Information Guide (20 pages)

  3. http://www.sharedvisionsharedfuture.ca/

  4. Asset Transfer Agreement

If you have any questions about the merger, please contact us through the sharedvisionsharedfuture.ca website, or contact Mark Jones, CEO directly at 250-335-9066 ext 2.

Thank you.