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Why Join EKC?


​Discover all the benefits of becoming a member​

More local

EKC staff provide 100% of all approvals. This flexibility allows unique products and services based on member needs – just ask any personal or business member.

Easy account set-up

You can open your account virtually, from the first meeting to signing the paperwork via electronic signature.

Together through life

At EKC, we make sure you’re ready for each stage of your life with products and services that help you achieve your goals.

You’re our bottom line

You own us, not the other way around. EKC shares profits with our members and communities via patronage rewards, dividends and more.

Patronage Rewards

When EKC does well, our members share the profits. The more banking you do the more patronage rewards you earn. We give back money to you!

100% deposit protection

At EKC, all depositors are 100% protected by the Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

Excellent rates and low service charges

EKC’s unique Community Bond has excellent rates with special redemption features. We offer great loans and mortgage solutions at competitive rates.


​New Member Special

​ April 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023

For new members who open an account:

  • save over $400 in offers for account openings before January 31, 2023
  • one year operating account service charges waived – up to $20/month (personal) and 6 months for small business
  • up to $120 (personal) and $150 (small business) rebate on the annual fee on eligible Collabria Credit Cards (offers will change depending on current offers)

​Switch to EKC with ease!

​We offer a convenient, hassle-free service to transfer your pre-authorized transactions and/or account balances to us. We'll take care of:

  • Gathering your pre-authorized transactions and account balance information

  • Notifying your billers of the account information changes

  • Closing old bank accounts after everything has been moved to your EKC account

  • Acting as an account liaison during the transition period


​See how we support our community

​EKC is always looking for opportunities that help grow the prosperity of our communities, providing support in many forms.







​In-kind contributions


​Make more with our patronage rewards

​When you bank at EKC, profits are returned to you and your community by way of patronage rewards and dividends.

It’s easy, the more you bank at EKC, the more money stays local, and in turn builds local prosperity.


​Get to know EKC better

​Since 1950, we’ve helped our communities grow by understanding the East Kootenay economy and our members’ passion for the mountain lifestyle. A full-service financial institution, with a financial planning and insurance division, we’re committed to making the communities we serve an even better place to live.