If you are looking to buy your currency from The Post Office you get more choices than most other high street and online providers can give you. The Post Office offer cash, traveller's cheques and last year (April 2012) relanuched their very competitive currency card the Travel Money Card Plus. Before you do buy from them you do have to make sure you are getting the best rates they can offer, for more on that you can see below about the differences between their online and 'in store' exchange rates.
The Post Office is in a unique position in comparison to other travel money providers because it offers a national network of branches where you can collect your currency in person.
With over 70 currencies on offer and free delivery and 0% commission on all orders, it's not hard to see why they are one of the nation's favourite travel money suppliers.
These are the latest Post Office exchange rates as of Mon 10th March:
|Currency||Rate||£500 Buys||Order Now|
|Euros||1.1670||583.50 EUR||Click here »|
|US Dollars||1.6180||809.00 USD||Click here »|
|Australian Dollars||1.7868||893.40 AUD||Click here »|
|Japanese Yen||162.9498||81,474.90 JPY||Click here »|
|Thai Baht||50.7837||25,391.85 THB||Click here »|
|Canadian Dollars||1.7802||890.10 CAD||Click here »|
|South African Rand||17.1041||8,552.05 ZAR||Click here »|
|New Zealand Dollars||1.9001||950.05 NZD||Click here »|
|Egyptian Pounds||10.5461||5,273.05 EGP||Click here »|
|United Arab Emirate Dirhams||5.8488||2,924.40 AED||Click here »|
|Mexican Pesos||20.7566||10,378.30 MXN||Click here »|
|Swiss Francs||1.4109||705.45 CHF||Click here »|
|Polish Zloty||4.7612||2,380.60 PLN||Click here »|
|Hong Kong Dollars||12.1550||6,077.50 HKD||Click here »|
|Bulgarian Lev||2.2083||1,104.15 BGN||Click here »|
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Post Office Exchange Rates vary depending on where and how you buy them. In most cases, the rates listed above (the 'online rates') are usually better than the rates you would receive in-store. The reason is simple: if you walk into your local Post Office branch and buy currency over the counter, you typically have to pay the overheads of processing your order. If you order online, your order is processed automatically at a reduced cost. This is an important point that many people don't realise so it is worth reiterating again: the Post Office online rate is usually better than the Post Office in-store rate.
Some people have reported that they have managed to negotiate to get the online rate at the counter if they are buying over about £500 worth of currency and they re prepared to stick to their guns!
There is an elegant solution to this problem, however. If you order your currency online at the Post Office, you can get your currency at the advertised rate and get it delivered straight to your door or your local Post Office branch for FREE.
Visit the Post Office Travel Money site »
The latest reviews of the Post Office as left by our users:
"Make sure you shop around, I will never use the Post Office again. Today 3rd Feb I exchanged £300 and was given 330 Euros. 110 to the pound, I went to the bank two hours later their rate was 117. Avoid the Post Office at all costs. Its a rip off. One star is too much for them."
"Would have have lower but one star was lowest i could give.purchased 80 euros for just over 73 quid,didnt use them so sold them back to post office and they gave me 58 quid.bloody rip of merchants will never use again and will tell family and friends to stay clear. Frank"
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