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Connect First Credit Union Ltd. and Spark The Energy Credit Union Ltd. Announce Partnership Plans


Calgary, AB — The Boards of SPARK The Energy Credit Union Ltd. and Connect First Credit Union Ltd. announced today that they are moving forward to develop a business case to explore how the two credit unions can work together for the benefit of their membership and employees.

Spark The Energy Credit Union Ltd. and Connect First Credit Union Ltd. already have a strong partnership, having recently entered into a service contract with Connect First Wealth for the provision of Private Wealth solutions to their Spark members. The development of a formal business case will reveal what additional collaboration opportunities are likely to create tangible value and benefits for members.

“Helping members is what our credit unions are all about,” says Tim Rose, Board Chair, Spark The Energy Credit Union Ltd. “We share similar values and goals with Connect First and through this partnership we will be analyzing how we can provide expanded products and services to our members.”

“We’re looking forward to how our two credit unions can create greater value for our members and communities and enhance our member experience through new technology, products, and services,” says Andrew Eberl, Board Chair of Connect First Credit Union Ltd.

About Connect First Credit Union and Spark The Energy Credit Union Ltd:

Connect First Credit Union Ltd. has passionately served members for over 80 years offering a full range of financial products and services and the branch network of a large financial institution. Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 20 consecutive years, employing over 750 Albertans and serving over 128,000 members in more than 40 communities across central and southern Alberta.

Spark The Energy Credit Union has been helping Albertans with their financial needs for over 67 years and offers a full array of banking, investment and lending products. SPARK serves over 5000 members through their main branch in downtown Calgary and an office in Fort Saskatchewan. Between the two locations there are over 30 full time employees.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Carol Rogalski Teri Buckley
Vice President Brand & Growth Director, Corporate Communications
Spark the Energy Credit Union Ltd Connect First Credit Union Ltd.
403-718-7770 403-312-8749
carol.rogalski@sparkcu.ca tbuckley@connectfirstcu.com

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