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Nov 6
Call for Nominations All Branches

During Nov 12 – Dec 6th, we are accepting nominations for our Board of Directors. To nominate yourself or another person, please visit your branch.

Nov 13

On September 2nd, 2019, the Canadian Government launched a new 1st Time Home Buyer Incentive program.  Learn how to navigate the program with our guest speaker, Justin from Genworth Canada, who specializes in lending to 1st Time Home Buyers!

Tickets and more details about the event can be found here.  Seating is limited, so please RSVP. 

October 17
Credit Union Day Celebrations Sonder Coffee Bar & 1st Choice Branches
On October 17th join us as we celebrate ‘International Credit Union (ICU) Day®’! ICU Day celebrates spirit of the global credit union movement.

We’ll be celebrating both in branch and in our community this year! Here is how you can join us:

In Branch

Come down to your local branch for refreshments and a chance to win an iPad!

Sonder Coffee Bar

1119 3 Ave S, Lethbridge. 

Come join us for a free latte / tea / coffee as we try to make everyone’s day brighter and bring a friend! We’ll be there from 9 am – 2 pm.

For more information, see our Facebook event.

October 01
Introducing new partnership with CUMIS Insurance!

As of October 1st, 1st Choice is excited to announce our new partnership with CUMIS.

CUMIS insurance is the only Canadian insurance company that works exclusively with credit unions. In fact, it’s in their name - CUMIS stands for the Credit Union Member Insurance Society!

CUMIS is committed to delivering excellent client service personalized for credit union members. They are always ready to answer your insurance questions and should a problem arise, you will receive expert claims advice without fear of consequences if you decide not to proceed.

The CUMIS Home and Auto Insurance Program offers exceptional coverage designed to meet the unique needs of credit union members, and we are excited to be able to offer it to members!

1st Choice members can contact CUMIS today at 1‐800‐810‐2847 to speak to a Licensed Insurance Representative or get an online QuickQuote for a home and auto insurance estimate.

For more information, 1st Choice members can check out our insurance page, or contact us.

July 15
Update to Online Banking Passwords

As of July 15th, we have upgraded our online banking security to protect our members. 

Members will be required to change their online banking password to include a variety of characters. Once the change is implemented, you will be automatically prompted when logging into online banking on a desktop computer or mobile device.

The new password must include the following characters:

  • One upper case letter
  • One lower case letter
  • One number
  • Length of 8-30 characters 


You may have passwords auto saved on your computer. After the change is implemented, we recommend clearing your cache/cookies so that the old password is no longer saved.


Small Business Details

Please contact us if you have any questions.

April 23
New Interac e-Transfer® Enhanced User Features Now Available!

New features:


Autodeposit allows you to receive money via Interac e-Transfer® and have it automatically deposited into your bank account, without answering any security questions. To set it up

  • On Mobile:
    • Navigate to 'Interac e-Transfer®’.
    • Select 'Settings'.
    • Select 'Autodeposit' and fill out the proper fields.

  • On Online Banking:
    • Navigate to 'Transfers'.
    • Select ‘Send 'Interac e-Transfer®’.
    • Select ‘Autodeposit’.

Request Money

Request money owed with Interac e-Transfer® Request Money feature. When you send a request, the recipient is notified and can accept the request. If accepted, the requested amount will be automatically deposited into your account and you will be notified when funds are available. To set it up:

  • On Mobile
    • Navigate to 'Interac e-Transfer®’.
    • Select ‘Request’.

  • On Online Banking:
    • Navigate to 'Transfers'.
    • Select ‘Request Interac e-Transfer®’.

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