Servus Credit Union posts strong earnings to start FY2019

Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

EDMONTON, Alberta, March 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Servus Credit Union reported net income (after dividends, patronage and taxes) of $27.8 million for the first quarter of the fiscal year, up 31.3% from the first quarter of FY2018.

"We're off to a strong start to the year due to strong margin income and lower than expected expenses," said Garth Warner, President and CEO of Servus Credit Union.  "This gives us significant positive momentum heading into the remainder of the year, when we expect to record higher expenses for investments in member services. Overall our financial position is very secure, with capital over legislated requirements. We have funds earmarked to further invest in shaping member financial fitness plus pay Profit Share at year end.

Key performance indicators (all figures compare Q1 2019 to Q1 2018)

  • Assets grew 4.6% to $16.2 billion
  • Net income (after dividends, patronage and taxes) rose by 31.3% to $27.8 million
  • Deposits increased by 3.3% to $12.8 billion
  • Loans expanded by 5.6% to $14.4 billion
  • Retained earnings were boosted by 8.4% to $850.6 million and our capital is well over the legislated requirement

About Servus Credit Union Ltd.
At Servus Credit Union we're building a better world, one member at a time. We've been shaping the financial fitness of Albertans for 80 years with a full line of secure financial services. We help members manage their money wherever they are through 100 branches in 59 communities; online, mobile and telephone banking; and 1900 no-fee ATMs across Canada. We re-invest our profits in our members and the communities we serve. For more information, call 1.877.378.8728 or visit

For more information contact:

Michael Dickinson
Director of Community and Media Engagement
Servus Credit Union
T: 780.638.8012
C: 780.910.8712