Post Office Travel Money
The Post Office is a stalwart of the British high street and its travel money service is one of the most popular in the UK. Post Office travel money has picked up lots of awards at the British Travel Awards, taking home the title of 'Best Foreign Exchange/Travel Money Retailer' in 2018. It has also won gold for the last 12 years, cementing its position as one of the best travel money retailers in the country. The Post Office estimates that it processes one foreign currency transaction every four seconds, so it's a well-established choice.
Can you buy travel money at the Post Office?
You can buy travel money both online and in branch. You can purchase your currency as cash or get it loaded onto a prepaid card, and either collect or organise a delivery. You'll get better rates the more you buy, so consider getting one friend or family member to bulk buy all of your holiday money to get the best deals.
Can I get a travel money card at the Post Office?
Yes. The Post Office Travel Money Card is a prepaid, reloadable card that can be spent all across the globe. It works in the same way as a debit or credit card, as it's accepted wherever you see the Mastercard logo, but allows you to take away a set amount and budget for your trip. If you're planning a holiday that will see you hop between countries, the Travel Money Card stores up to 23 currencies at once to make things easier. Check how much money you've got left from the Post Office's Travel app and top up in one secure place. You can even check your pin and freeze your card in the event of any mishaps.
Order it online or pop into a branch to get your card set up.
Does the Post Office exchange currency?
The Post Office offers currency exchange both online and in branch, although you'll get the best rates if you order your currency online. You can then pick up your money at a local branch or have it delivered to your door. The Post Office also offers a currency buy-back service, giving you competitive rates to convert any unused foreign currency back into pounds when you return. If you're shopping for euros or dollars, you can collect them within just two hours with its express Click & Collect service.