Pigeon Park Savings
92 E Hastings St. • (604) 678-8276
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays
Ministry of Human Resources Assistance Cheque issue day: 9am-5pm
How do I open an account at Pigeon Park Savings?
Just drop by or visit us at PPS. Any of our staff can help you open an account. Bring in whatever ID you’ve got with a picture on it (photocopies can work too) and we’ll see what we can do.
For people on Income Assistance or Disability payments from the Ministry of Human Resources, and who have no picture identification, we accept the Ministry’s Cheque-Cashing ID. Just as your worker or the clerical staff at your office for the necessary form, and follow the instructions (remember to have your ID sent to Pigeon Park Savings).
You don’t need to make a deposit in order to open the account! It’s better to come in and open the account without money on days that are not busy. That way you can be ready for when you need to cash a cheque or deposit cash.
Why should I open an account at PPS?
Opening an account at Pigeon Park Savings will save you money. Right now, we offer one account package. It costs $5 per month, and includes the following features:
- Unlimited cheque cashing
- Unlimited counter cashing
- Unlimited bill payments
- Unlimited ATM use (some restrictions apply. See sections on ATMs for more info)
- Unlimited in-branch transactions
- Monthly statements
- A safe place to save or hold money
What are Counter Cheques?
At Pigeon Park Savings, we do not issue personal cheques on accounts. Instead, we offer members unlimited counter cheques. The big advantage of counter cheques is that we can stop payment on them if necessary (for example, if a cheque is lost). Losing a Money Order is like losing cash. Losing a counter cheque is not the end of the world.
Use the PPS Network ATMs free of charge. For your convenience, there are PPS ATMs located in the DTES:
- In-branch: 92 E Hastings St during open hours only
- Any Vancity branch ATM, HSBC ATM, or credit union are free of charge
Cards can also be used for Point of Sale purchases, free of charge.
To learn more about Piegon Park Savings, please click here to read about why our work is necessary and how it impacts the lives of Downtown Eastside community members.
Pigeon Park Savings
Another difference between PPS and typical banks is our relationships with clients.