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October 12, 2021

V.P. Credit Union in partnership with the Vancouver Police Department is now offering a limited time Sword Loan, available to active and retired VPD staff. The loan financing shall be used to purchase a commemorative sword to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee early next year.

Please see the Background Info of this program below or click HERE.

The Loan Application Form can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

Summary of Documents Required for Financing:

  • your completed Loan Application Form,
  • a current paystub or pension statement showing your monthly pension entitlement
  • and 2 pieces of ID. One primary piece with I.D. must be government issued. The other piece may be a Canadian credit card. (e.g. Driver’s License/Canadian Passport/B.C. Services Card/B.C. Identity Card) 

BACKGROUND: In 2022, Her Majesty, The Queen, will become the first Commonwealth Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old. The Vancouver Police Department will commemorate this incredible fete in honour of Her Majesty’s legacy, by collaborating with Pooley Sword (UK), to craft a special sword of the highest caliber for purchase by serving and retired members (sworn and civilian professionals). This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
In partnership with the V. P. Credit Union, the VPD is pleased to offer financing options for the purchase of this special sword.
Terms and Conditions

  • Membership to the V.P. Credit Union is required to obtain financing for the sword purchase
  • Financing Available will include the cost of the sword, shipping, import duties, processing fees and any applicable taxes
  • 12 month & 24 month loan terms are available along with monthly & biweekly payment schedules
  • The V.P. Credit Union is offering a very favourable rate of Prime plus 1.00% to members that make their payments via VPD payroll deduction or via automated transfer with their direct payroll or pension deposited into a VPCU account. Alternatively, a rate of Prime + 2% will be offered for those that make their payments via pre-authorized debit
  • Monthly, bi-weekly and weekly payment options are available
  • The loans are considered “Open” and can be repaid in full at any time without penalty
  • The Sword Loan Offer is estimated to close by February 28, 2022


  • Interested staff are to contact Ray Gardner, Department Sergeant Major, Protocol & Military Liaison Officer: [email protected] / 604 717 3545
  • The names and contact information of interested staff will be forwarded to the V.P. Credit Union, who in turn will contact staff directly to complete the loan application. The V.P. Credit Union Loans Department can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 604 683 2434.   
  • For those that are interested in purchasing this special sword and do NOT require a loan, you may contact Ray Gardner and Pooley Sword directly. Pooley Sword will be accepting wire transfers for payment. VPCU members may pay for the sword purchase out of their VPCU accounts. Applicable VPCU wire transfer charges will apply. Alternatively, those that do not have VPCU accounts may make the wire transfer payment directly from their respective financial institution account. Pooley Sword’s contact information is as follows: 

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