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Written by Michael Foote, founder of Quote Goat, has over 13 years experience working in the finance, insurance and currency sectors.

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About the Post Office’s Currency and Holiday Money Service

Long considered the go-to place for travel currency, the Post Office holiday money service is popular with holidaymakers. With the option for home delivery or click and collect at one of the many stores on the high street, getting your travel money is easy and efficient. Competitive exchange rates and 0% commission ensures that the Post Office is still the number one provider for currency exchange.

Important points about the Post Office’s service

80 available currencies

No minimum order value for collection and a maximum order value of £2,500

Home delivery and in-store travel money options available

11,500 bureaus across the country

No home delivery charge on Next Day delivery – must order by 3pm to qualify

FAQs for the Post Office’s currency service

  • Does the Post Office buy back currency? 

The Post Office will buy back any unused currency at the rate of the day on return. There are 2,500 ‘on demand’ branches, that will buy back your currency even without a Post Office purchase receipt. Other branches require your original receipt to process this. 

  • Does the Post Office offer a currency card? 

The Post Office offers a handy prepaid card to make spending money abroad safer and easier. Powered by Mastercard, it can be used in any outlet where the symbol is displayed and applies to 13 currencies.  

  • How does the Post Office offer currency? 

Post Office holiday money can be ordered online or in store. With over 3,000 stores open 7 days a week, this is a popular choice for holidaymakers and there is no cost for click and collect or home delivery. 

  • Is the Post Office FCA authorised? 

Yes, the Post Office is fully authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. 

  • Do the Post Office take credit card payments, and do they charge a fee? 

The Post Office accept credit payments as part of their holiday money service. You may be charged a fee by your credit card company for this. Any fees relating to commission, card issuer or delivery is displayed during the order process. 

  • Can you choose a delivery date with the Post Office? 

As part of its service, the Post Office offers Next Day Delivery. Delivery is free but you’ll need to order before 3pm to benefit from the service.  

  • Does the Post Office allow you to amend/cancel an order? 

Cancellation can only be undertaken before your order is dispatched. A £20.00 cancellation fee may apply. 

  • Can you specify denominations with the Post Office? 

Although you are unable to specify denominations as part of your order with the Post Office, orders are mixed, so you’ll benefit from a mix of high and low denominations. 

  • Do I need to bring ID to collect from the Post Office? 

To collect Post Office travel money you’ve ordered online, you’ll need a valid passport, driving license or identity card and the payment card used to make your order.  

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