Heritage Credit Union was established in 1948 (originally named Castlegar Savings Credit Union) and is one of the longest running financial institutions in the Kootenays. Dedicated to providing full financial services to our members, Heritage Credit Union has over $148 million in assets with three branches serving the communities of Castlegar, Slocan Valley, and the West Boundary.
The credit union also operates two subsidiaries, HG Insurance Agencies and Growth Financial Corporation.
History of HCU
- In 1948, our Credit Union was founded by a small group of residents who wanted a financial institution that they could call their own. That same principle holds true for our members today.
- On July 1, 1973, the Slocan Valley Credit Union became the Slocan Park Branch of Castlegar Savings Credit Union.
- On April 15, 2004, Castlegar Savings Credit Union opened a third branch to serve the community of Greenwood and area, naming it the West Boundary Branch.
- On August 23, 2006 a Special Resolution was passed by the membership to change the name of Castlegar Savings Credit Union to Heritage Credit Union, in order to properly encompass their expanding territory and service area.
Working in partnership, providing value to our members, clients, employees and communities.
We provide valued financial and insurance services, remaining dedicated to our cooperative principles, while operating in a financially sound manner.