With an intimate, boutique feel to it, Westminster Savings Credit Union has been quietly and successfully operating in Langley City since 2006.
“This is the most successful branch we have,” said Langley branch manager Carole Ward.
There are 12 branches in total, with the original Westminster Savings opening in New Westminster 70 years ago.
“We are a full service branch, we are just smaller in size,”
“It’s kind of like Cheers in here, where everybody knows your name.”
They offer wealth management, small business and commercial banking as well as leasing.
When Envision Credit Union consolidates its City branch to its Willowbrook location, Westminster Savings will be the only credit union in the City.
“We just want to let those customers know they can use our ATM machine and not be charged a fee,” said Ward.
She also believes that for those people who prefer the credit union experience, they still have a choice in the City.
“We are happy to be here and we aren’t planning on going anywhere,” said Ward.
Ward works and lives in Langley, and sits on the Downtown Langley BIA board.
As with all credit unions, Westminster Savings believes in giving back to the community. In 2014, they invested more than $26,000 in branch donations and foundation grants directly benefiting Langley residents, including donating $10,000 to the Langley Boys and Girls Club after school program.
They donated $6,000 in free swims at W.C. Blair pool, so people can swim free the second Sunday of every month.
Westminster Savings is also the sponsor of the annual Arts Alive in downtown Langley.
Westminster Savings is located at 20831 Fraser Highway.