Cash for Class!

Headed off to school? We have some great offers just for you AND some tips to help you have a smooth transition with all of your banking needs as you head into this exciting new chapter of your life!

Our promo for you includes:

Want to learn more or have questions? Connect with us for more information

*Limited time offer. Terms and conditions apply. Ask us for details.

VantageOne Credit Union is a co-operative financial institution, owned and controlled by our members. One of the fundamental principles of our credit union is democratic control.

Our members have a voice in setting the direction of the credit union through the directors that represent them and are invited to vote in director elections.

Our Board of Directors are like-minded community members who live, work and are invested in our communities, just like you!

We are pleased to announce our 2022 Board of Directors.

Learn more about our board here.

Election results for 2022 were shared in our Spring Newsletter.

2022 Statutory Holidays & Closures
for the Remainder of the Year

All branches and our Solutions Centre will be closed on:

  • Canada Day – Friday, July 1, 2022
  • BC Day – Saturday, July 30 & Monday, August 1
  • Labour Day – Saturday, September 3 & Monday, September 5
  • National Day for Truth & Reconciliation – Friday, September 30
  • Thanksgiving – Saturday, October 8 & Monday, October 10
  • Remembrance Day – Friday, November 11
  • Christmas –  Saturday, December 24 & Monday December 26 & Tuesday, December 27
  • New Year’s – Saturday, December 31 & Monday, January 2

Please Take Our Member Survey!

We appreciate your business and want to make sure we meet your expectations. As our members, you are our owners. Your feedback is essential to us!

In our survey, we will be asking questions about your overall member experience, financial life stages, and important questions about community impact & ESG. You will also have the opportunity to leave your own comments and feedback in multiple areas throughout the survey.

Is there a prize draw?
By taking our survey, you will also be entered into our draw for 5 prizes of $50 each in gift cards to support local businesses.

Will I be contacted after I fill this out?
Only those who wish to be contacted or are winners of a prize will be contacted by VantageOne. Your feedback will remain anonymous if you do not wish to be contacted.

Length of the survey
The survey has 30 questions and may take approx 10-15 minutes. This survey closes on July 22nd.

**~** Please note that this promo ended on July 15, 2022. **~**

Planning a move?!……We’re here to help!

Whether it’s your first big investment, a family that’s expanding or downsizing, a place to spend your vacations, or the dream home you’ve always envisioned….VantageOne has a flexible mortgage option to suit your needs.

Take advantage of our limited-time mortgage offer, which aims to help relieve some of that moving stress that sits on your shoulders with:

  • – 120-day rate hold* – lock in your rate and escape the stress of unpredictable rising rates during this busy house hunting season
  • – Housewarming gift* – take your pick from our appliances in the branch or fill your fridge with a grocery gift card!
  • – Competitive rates – check out our current rates here
  • – $200 New Member Welcome Bonus* – move your mortgage and your account! We make switching easy. Ask us for more details.

Top that all off with a WOW experience from our local staff. We make our decisions right here, not in a head office across the province or in another one altogether!

Ready to make the move? Contact us or get started with an online lending application here!

 

Terms and conditions apply. Offer ends July 15, 2022. Ask us for further details.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

All members are invited to attend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
7:30 pm
Prestige Hotel, 4411 32nd Street, Vernon
Registration begins at 6:45 pm

Note: should an in-person meeting not be allowed at this time, our AGM will be held electronically via Zoom.

Election Results

Three (3), 3-year Director Positions were up for election in 2022. We also had one (1) vacancy on our board for a 2-year term.

Four (4) written nominations were received by the January 28, 2022, deadline. The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce that Michelle Sinclair, Akbal Mund and Mike Champigny have been acclaimed for 3-year terms ending 2025, and Cheryl Turcotte has been acclaimed for a 2-year term ending 2024.

Local business matters to VantageOne, and it always has. We have been committed to helping grow our members, local businesses and communities since 1944.

As part of our commitment to supporting local businesses, our commercial services team is highlighting some of our outstanding local business members. This month we are shining the spotlight on Habitat Health to share more about their business and how VantageOne Credit Union has helped them grow.

Tell us a bit about your business and history.
We took on a new business in July 2021, Habitat Health, a multi-disciplinary, active-focused health care clinic serving the North Okanagan community. This was a fast-acting transaction that required us to think and act decisively while transitioning from self-employment to business operations. Allison and Erin shared the same passion for inspiring, educating, and empowering others to live an active lifestyle while reconnecting with physical and mental well-being. We were lucky enough to find a cute piece of real estate to house our “habitat”.

What do you love most about being in Vernon?
We love the lifestyle and community at our fingertips here in the North Okanagan. We love meeting like-minded people in our community who strive for adventure, fun, and exploration of movement. We love powder days and exploring the endless trails, with healthy bodies and minds. We are motivated daily within our habitat by individuals striving to live the same explorative life, in continuous pursuit of genuine well-being. We enjoy connecting with new and old locals who share in appreciation for the North Okanagan lifestyle. Vernon is the perfect mixture of outdoors and small-town charm.

If you could give one piece of advice to new business owners or those thinking of starting a business what would it be?
Check-in with your support team and remember, you cannot do it alone. We wouldn’t have 1/10th of the success without a team of individuals and community members who believed in us and were willing to help mentor us through the process of opening a new business. Find the right people to help you with their areas of expertise, and be open to learning. Stay the course and follow your vision. Find joy in your work and be courageous enough to chase your dreams.

How has VantageOne helped you start, succeed or grow your business?
VantageOne was integral in the timely closing of our commercial real estate deal, offering us the opportunity to open the doors of Habitat Health. The team at VantageOne were committed to ensuring we checked all the boxes, and were able to assist us from our commercial purchase to our operating business accounts. The service is timely and friendly. They offered us competitive rates and educated us on steps required within our community, outside of our banking needs.

www.habitathealth.ca

Learn more about our Commercial Services.

 

Stay informed – Get Alerts!
Further enhance the security of your account with VantageOne Mobile Alerts! Alerts are an easy way to keep track of your money and protect your accounts. Use them to receive automatic notifications by text or email when certain events happen or when changes are made to your online banking account.

It’s Free!
We do not charge you for this service but please check with your cellphone provider if you are not sure if text messages are included with your plan.

Learn more about the types of Alerts you can add here.

Contest

  1. Sign up for Mobile Alerts by March 31st at 5pm
  2. Already signed up? That’s great, you are automatically entered in our draw!
  3. Three random winners will be drawn for 3 x $100 gift cards to Best Buy. Winners will be notified by April 8th

Set up mobile alerts in just 3 minutes, and get notified of any changes made to your VantageOne account. It’s that easy!

You have the power to strengthen your own community.

You have the choice. You can make a difference.

When you choose VantageOne Credit Union, you have our local guarantee:

  • When things have to “go up the ladder for approval”, that means it starts and ends right here in Vernon, Armstrong, Peachland or Edgewood. Our ladder doesn’t stretch across Canada, awaiting a delayed response from someone in another time zone who has no understanding of what it’s like to live here. We decide, right here.

    When you visit us, you are dealing directly with staff who live, work and play in the local communities. When you call us, you are reaching our staff right here, not a call centre based in Ontario or another region.

    When you bank here, your funds stay here to support businesses in our area with loans, planning and advice. Check out our local business spotlights.

    Community programs are enriched through donations, volunteers, funding support and financial ability education. Your money helps make this possible!

    We offer omnichannel technology services for our members with a focus on making them accessible and easy to use. Our channels include; mobile app, online banking, Solutions Centre call centre, EasyConnect live video call and online chat & more!

By banking here, you are strengthening the very fabric of our communities that benefits you, your friends, family and neighbours by helping to build stronger, happier and healthier communities for the benefit of us all.

Banking Local, it’s the better choice. Make a difference today!

Switching is easy, here are your options:

Amy Gillies has been an employee of VantageOne Credit Union for the past 27 years. Starting as a teller she worked her way through various roles, until finding her home for the last 10 years as a Commercial Services Account Manager.

Amy is passionate about her work with local businesses, helping them with guidance, advice, financing, and anything else they may need to help their business grow and thrive. She has also been heavily involved with The Enterprize Challenge since the very beginning, mentoring on average 2 participants a year, including many first and second place winners. Amy also dedicates time to speak at Okanagan College, listening to students’ business ideas and providing advice and direction for taking the next steps in setting up their business ventures.

In her spare time, Amy loves spending time with her family, enjoys acrylic pouring and making jewelry as well as gardening her flowers.

Amy can’t wait to get started helping you with your business! Connect with Amy and our Commercial Services Team here.

Learn more about the Enterprize Challenge here