Our story is one with deep roots, and big ideas. We’re Calgary’s local credit union, and while we were officially formed in 1987 through the amalgamation of 7 open-bond credit unions, our local spirit and sense of community stretches back much further. The very first loan made by our founders in 1938 enabled one of their neighbours to buy a $50 washing machine. Since then, we’ve been proudly helping our members achieve their financial goals and dreams while aspiring to do great things for the communities we call home.
Today, First Calgary Financial is a division of Connect First Credit Union, one of the leading financial services providers in the greater Calgary area, proudly serving the fine people of Calgary and Okotoks through 15 retail branches. We offer our members a full range of financial products and services, paired with the branch network of a large financial institution.
We have a mission to Make Money Make a Difference, and here’s just one example of what that means to us.
Our Credit Union
Connect First Credit Union is Canada’s tenth largest credit union, with over $5 billion in assets under administration and a community-focused approach to banking. Through its trusted local brands - Chinook Financial and First Calgary Financial - Connect First serves more than 100,000 members through 26 branches in 13 communities across southern Alberta.
We believe in doing things differently, and we’re the first credit union in Alberta to offer an alternative to payday lending through our Cash Crunch Loan.
We’re committed to providing outstanding experiences to our members, our communities, and our employees, and we’re proud to be regarded as one of the best.
Quarterly Stakeholder & Financial Reports for Connect First Credit Union can be found on our corporate website.
All releases and news can be found on our corporate website.
Our leaders work hard to represent the best interests of our members and credit union. Get to know the Board of Directors and Executive Team.
You’ll find our by-laws on our corporate website.
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