Kootenay Savings Credit Union
||This article has an unclear citation style. (November 2009)|
|Headquarters||Trail, British Columbia
|Brent Tremblay - President & CEO|
|Total assets||$796 million CAD (2008) |
Number of employees
Kootenay Savings Credit Union, located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, is the twenty-ninth largest credit union in Canada with over 40,000 members and assets of $796 million. It is insured by the Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.
The organization has 13 branches throughout the interior of British Columbia, mostly around the major centres of Trail, Castlegar and Invermere. Its subsidiaries include Kootenay Savings MoneyWorks as well as a jointly-owned Insurance group called Kootenay Insurance Services, a company formed through the cooperation of Nelson and District Credit Union and East Kootenay Community Credit Union.
Kootenay Savings was formed on January 1, 1969 by the amalgamation of three thriving credit unions in Trail, Fruitvale and Castlegar, offering a spectrum of financial services to the three communities.
The amalgamation of the three credit unions marked the first of its kind in British Columbia. Although amalgamations were not new to the credit union system, they usually came about through smaller credit unions with limited services and facilities joining larger more sophisticated operations. This was the first time three successful credit unions each with a broad range of services joined together to form a single unit.
Kootenay Savings has won numerous awards including the Marketing Association for Credit Unions  AIME Award for its Annual Reports and successful Flexible Choice Mortgage campaigns.
- Kootenay Savings 2006 Annual Report, https://www.kscu.com/SharedContent/documents/KS_ar06_full.pdf
- Kootenay Savings history, https://www.kscu.com/Personal/AboutUs/