Incorporated: 1969
Type: Credit Union
Membership: 39,000
Location: Trail, Fruitvale, Castlegar, Salmo, Nakusp, Lucerne, Kaslo, Warfield, Kimberley, and Edgewater


Bio: Kootenay Savings was formed on January 4, 1969 by the amalgamation of three thriving credit unions in Trail, Fruitvale and Castlegar, offering a greater spectrum of financial services to the three communities.  The amalgamation of the three successful credit unions marked the first of its kind in British Columbia.  Between 1971 and 1999, they were joined by the Salmo, Nakusp and District, Lucerne, Kaslo, Warfield, Kimberley, and Edgewater & District Credit Unions.  Today Kootenay Savings, with corporate offices in Trail, has eleven branches throughout the East and West Kootenay, over one billion in assets, 39,000 members and over 200 employees. It also owns insurance and financial management subsidiaries and operates a Community Foundation.  Kootenay Savings is committed to enhancing the value of membership through excellent product and service delivery.  Their values are: ethical and caring behaviour; constructively challenging the status quo; service over self, financial responsibility; teamwork; business excellence; and responsibility to the community.