At Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, we value feedback and are committed to investigating all complaints we hear about our products or services.
If you're dissatisfied, we want to hear from you. Please follow the Complaints Handling Procedures below to submit your complaint.
Choose the method of contact most convenient to direct your complaint and provide any supporting documents or information you have relating to your complaint.
By email: email@example.com
By phone: 1-888-597-1083
In person or by mail: Find a branch near you by visiting www.islandsavings.ca/contact-us/find-a-branch-atm
If we're unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you can escalate by following step 2 below.
If your complaint is regarding your wealth management products and services, please contact your advisor directly.
If we're unable to resolve your complaint within 14 calendar days, your complaint will automatically be escalated to the second step of the complaint handling process, where it will be reviewed by our Complaints Resolution Team. If you received confirmation from us that your complaint was closed within the 14-calendar day window and you're not satisfied with the outcome, you're welcome to escalate your complaint directly to the Complaints Resolution Team:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 1-833-744-1418
First West Credit Union
Complaints Resolution Team
#200 - 19933 88 Avenue Langley, BC V2Y 4K5
The Complaints Resolution Team will investigate your complaint and will contact you with a response within 56 calendar days from the date that your complaint was first received. If you are not satisfied with the response you received from the Complaints Resolution Team or have not received a response within 56 calendar days from the date you first submitted your complaint, you may choose to proceed to step 3.
If you're not satisfied with the final decision made by our Complaints Resolution Team or have not received a response from the Complaints Resolution Team within 56 calendar days from the date you first submitted your complaint, you may escalate your complaint to an external complaints body as follows:
Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI)
The OBSI is a Canadian organization that acts as a fair and impartial investigator of banking-related complaints. If you choose to contact the OBSI, please do so within 180 calendar days from the date you received a final decision from us regarding your complaint.
By email: email@example.com
Greater Toronto Area: 416-287-2877
TTY Telephone: 1-844-358-3442
Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments
20 Queen Street West, Suite 2400
P.O. Box 8 Toronto, ON M5H 3R3
If you're not satisfied with the final decision made by our Complaints Resolution Team regarding your privacy-related complaint, you may also refer your complaint to the Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia as follows:
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 250-387-5629*
*Callers outside Victoria can contact the office toll-free by calling Enquiry BC requesting a transfer to 250-387-5629
By mail: PO Box 9039 Stn. Prov. Govt.
4th Floor, 947 Fort Street, Victoria BC V8V 3K3
Click here to download a printable PDF version of our complaints resolution process as outlined above.