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​Switch your mortgage to Island Savings and get $1,000 cash back


Already have a residential mortgage and looking to make the switch to Island Savings? You could get $1,000 cash back. Plus, we offer competitive rates and helpful advice for every step of your home buying journey.

Apply for mortgage pre-approval online or call us at 1-888-597-1083 to get started.

​Special mortgage offer FAQ

Q: I already have a mortgage with a different lender. Can I still get cash back? 
A: Yes, you can! If you switch your existing mortgage of $150,000 or more from another financial institution to Island Savings, you can qualify for cash back, pending you meet the eligibility requirements.  

Q: What type of mortgages qualify for the cash back offer? 
A: The offer is available on residential Closed Fixed Rate Mortgages with a minimum term of 3 years as well as the 5-Year Closed Variable Rate Mortgage. 

Q: When will I receive my cash back? 
A: The $1,000 will be deposited into your chequing account at Island Savings on the day your mortgage is funded. 

Q: I already have a mortgage at Island Savings. Can I get this offer if I refinance my mortgage? 
A: Refinances and renewals of existing mortgages aren’t eligible for this offer. 

Q: What happens to my cash back if I close my mortgage before the end of my mortgage term? 
A: If you close your mortgage prior to the end of the term, you will be asked to repay the cash bonus amount in full.  

Q: How do I take advantage of this offer? 
A: To take advantage of this offer, apply for mortgage pre-approval online or call us at 1-888-597-1083 to get started.  

​​† Special mortgage offer terms and conditions


For mortgage transfers, First West Credit Union will pay, when applicable, $1,000 towards the discharge of the existing mortgage held at another financial institution, the re-registration of the new First West mortgage as well as property valuation fees. The offer excludes mortgage prepayment charges (“breakage fees”) that may have to be paid.   

Eligibility:  

To be eligible for this offer, each borrower and each mortgage loan must meet the following eligibility requirements on the effective date:   

  • Each borrower must be an individual, and 19 years of age or older.  
  • Each borrower must be a member of First West Credit Union with a chequing or savings account with First West Credit Union and a primary banking relationship. If there is more than one borrower, the borrowers may have a joint account. If a borrower is not presently a member of First West Credit Union, the borrower may become a member subject to regular membership requirements.  
  • The borrower or borrowers must enter into a new mortgage loan. The new mortgage loan must be a closed residential mortgage loan with a term of at least 3 years or greater at a fixed interest rate or a five-year variable rate term. The new mortgage loan must either be a first mortgage, or a second mortgage behind a First West Credit Union first mortgage.  
  • The principal amount of the new mortgage loan must be not less than $150,000. 
  • Residential mortgages are offered by First West Credit Union and are subject to our standard lending criteria, additional terms, and other requirements typical for such mortgages. 
  • The following are not eligible: renewals of an existing mortgage; second mortgages behind a first mortgage held by another lender; third or later mortgages; mortgages with open repayment terms; mortgages securing home equity lines of credit (HELOCs); construction mortgages (except that owner occupied construction mortgage loans may be eligible when converted to a closed term, typically on the completion of construction); mortgage loan autorenewals, where the borrowers do not contact First West Credit Union before the autorenewal is effective; and mortgages which First West Credit Union considers to be stated income, equity lending or similar mortgages.
  • The effective date of the new mortgage loan must be on or after 21 October 2020.  
  • Mortgages sourced through the Broker Channel will be eligible on a temporary basis. The effective date for the new broker mortgage loan must be on or after 11 December 2020. This offer can be withdrawn at anytime without any notice.
  • Under a Multi-Purpose Mortgage, a borrower can split the total mortgage loan into sections, each with its own term length and interest rate.  
  • For each property, only one mortgage loan is eligible.  
  • $1,000 will be deposited into the primary chequing account held by the primary applicant at the appropriate division of First West Credit Union.  
  • If the borrower breaks their mortgage prior to the end of the term, any incentives need to be paid back to First West Credit Union. 
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offer provided by First West Credit Union, unless the combination is approved in writing by First West Credit Union.  
  • All decisions of First West Credit Union with respect to the eligibility of borrowers or the interpretation of these terms are final. 
  • First West Credit Union may terminate, withdraw or suspend this offer at any time, and waive or amend any particular eligibility requirement or other term for a particular borrower or borrowers, at any time, without notice, in its sole discretion.   
  • Nothing in these terms shall be construed to obligate First West Credit Union to approve an application for a mortgage loan or to fund a mortgage loan. 
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​Rates are subject to change without notice and are available on approved credit. Terms and conditions may apply.

*The fixed mortgage rate is only available to members with greater than 20% down payment, purchasing a residential, owner occupied property valued at under $1,000,000, and who meet other conditions. A premium may be applied to the rates for all other mortgages. Please visit a branch or call us at 1-888-597-1083 for further details.

**This insured mortgage rate is only available to members with less than 20% down payment, purchasing a residential property valued at under $1,000,000, who are eligible for and purchase mortgage default insurance and meet other conditions.


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