Financial Institutions & Credit Unions

Financial institutions consist of credit unions, trust companies and insurance companies incorporated in B.C. as well as those incorporated under another jurisdiction, but authorized to operate in B.C. (extraprovincial).

Legislation and Regulation

The Financial Institutions Act (trust and insurance companies) and the Credit Union Act govern how financial institutions are formed and operate in B.C.

Credit unions, trust companies and private sector insurers operating in B.C. are regulated by the Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM).

Keeping Records Up to Date with the Registry

Maintenance filings (separate from regulatory filings through FICOM) are required for both B.C. and extraprovincial registered financial institutions. Contact us if you need to know more about filing requirements or require assistance completing the required documents.

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Contact Information

Phone lines are open Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Pacific Time.

Telephone: Within Canada and USA: 1 877 526-1526
Alternate
Telephone:
Outside of Canada and USA: 1 250 387-7848
Street
Address:
Courier Deliveries: 200 - 940 Blanshard, Victoria BC V8W 3E6
Mailing
Address:
PO Box 9431 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8W 9V3
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