Get set for summer travel at the Post Office
Make the Post Office a one stop shop for all your travel needs this summer with a wide range of travel services all under one roof. Post Office, voted Best Foreign Exchange and Travel Money Retailer, offers customers excellent value on an extensive range of travel products including travel money and insurance.
For great deals on summer spending Post Office Travel Money offers 0 per cent commission on over 70 different currencies across its 11,500 branch network or by using the ‘Click and Connect’ service at postoffice.co.uk, for next day branch or home delivery. 30 currencies are available on demand at 1,600 larger Post Office branches while over 8,500 offer euros.
Holidaymakers can also benefit from the Post Office Travel Money Card Plus, a pre-paid currency card, which is another safe and secure way to carry holiday money. Simply load money on to the chip and pin-enabled Mastercard online or at participating Post Office branches and use it as a debit card in millions of shops, bars and restaurants, as well as ATMs, across the world. The card can be loaded with euros, dollar and sterling and topped-up gradually so it is a great way of putting cash away. It is also valid for up to three years so can be used time and time again.
Customers can take advantage of our weekly ‘Summer Sizzler’ deals on chosen currencies, available in-branch, as well as special offers on foreign exchange transactions over £500 and £1000 on all currencies and Travel Money Card, Further deals can be had on over £700 Euro or Dollar when uploaded on to a Travel Money Card. Offers are only available at participating branches or via pre-order for next day collection.
In addition, the Post Office Credit Card offers no cash advance fee when purchasing foreign currency from the Post Office, either online or in branch, and 0 per cent commission on all purchases made overseas. It also offers 0 per cent on balance transfers for the first 14 months and 0 per cent on new purchases for the first three months. Customers can benefit from 0 per cent on new balance transfers for 5 months in 2ndand 3rdyear. Customers can also take advantage of the flexibility to pay for two large purchases at any time at a discounted rate – ideal for booking holidays!
Andrew Brown, Post Office Head of Travel Money said: “We always recommend taking a mix of cash and cards when travelling abroad. It is important to carry some cash if travelling outside major cities and towns as you may find not all restaurants or shops accept cards.
“If you do decide to pay by credit card, be sure to use a card like the Post Office Credit Card that offers 0 per cent commission on overseas transactions”.
Customers also have the option of purchasing commission free travellers cheques from the Post Office. Travellers cheques are a secure way of taking travel money to any destination where credit or debit cards are not readily accepted,
As one of the UK’s leading independent travel insurance providers, Post Office’s award-winning and competitively priced travel insurance caters for all levels of cover through Basic, Classic or Premium options for annual multi-trip, single, explorer and long trip travel insurance depending on the individual’s needs, which is simple and easy to use.
Andrew Brown added: “Travel Insurance should be an essential part of everyone’s travel arrangements so we are urging holidaymakers to look carefully at policies and ensure they have adequate travel insurance to cover lost, stolen or damaged property.
The “Post Office offers a range of polices with benefits including Scheduled Airline Failure up to £1,500 cover as well as personal injury and lost or stolen baggage.
To find out more about the post office travel money, credit card and insurance log onto postoffice.co.uk.