The Post Office for the last seven years has been voted the ‘best foreign exchange provider’ at the British Travel Awards. If you are looking to buy currency from a well known high street brand then you can’t go wrong with the Post Office as they offer many solutions for your online travel money requirements..
Just like most on-line retailers these days you can now click and collect your post office travel money. When buying on-line you can compare Post Office exchange rates to get the best deal. The more you buy the better deal you will get. The Post Office exchange rates improve when you buy more than £500, £1000, £1500 and £2000. You can buy from £400 to £2500 on-line and you will always get a better deal on-line compared to in-branch.
When buying Post Office travel money you can place your order up to 5 days in advance for Free Next Day Delivery to your local Post Office for in-branch collection or to your home if you order before 3pm on a working day. Delivery is also available on Saturday's. We advise you to order in advance as much as you can to avoid any last minute delivery problems.
These are the latest Post Office exchange rates as of Wed 1st October:
|Currency||Rate||£500 Buys||Order Now|
|Euros||1.2390||619.50 EUR||Click here »|
|US Dollars||1.5730||786.50 USD||Click here »|
|Australian Dollars||1.7927||896.35 AUD||Click here »|
|Japanese Yen||168.1174||84,058.70 JPY||Click here »|
|Thai Baht||49.3327||24,666.35 THB||Click here »|
|Canadian Dollars||1.7345||867.25 CAD||Click here »|
|South African Rand||17.4746||8,737.30 ZAR||Click here »|
|New Zealand Dollars||2.0019||1,000.95 NZD||Click here »|
|Egyptian Pounds||10.5369||5,268.45 EGP||Click here »|
|United Arab Emirate Dirhams||5.6905||2,845.25 AED||Click here »|
|Mexican Pesos||20.5590||10,279.50 MXN||Click here »|
|Swiss Francs||1.4885||744.25 CHF||Click here »|
|Polish Zloty||5.0350||2,517.50 PLN||Click here »|
|Hong Kong Dollars||11.8258||5,912.90 HKD||Click here »|
|Bulgarian Lev||2.3505||1,175.25 BGN||Click here »|
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As it is for most on-line retailers selling products over the internet helps reduce operating costs and therefore this is no different for the Post Office. You will always find the Post Office exchange rates will be cheaper on-line and we have heard stories that some customers have managed to negotiate the same rate in-branch although this can be very difficult.
The only advantage with exchanging currency in-branch is that you can use cash to pay for your travel money and you still won’t be charged commission on your transaction. Our advice is that you compare and buy on-line to get the best deal as on-line rates are usually much cheaper across all travel money suppliers.
Despite the Post Office being the best foreign exchange provider for the last seven years they do not always offer the best exchange rate for all currencies on-line. If you have time to shop around please come and compare all the best exchange rates for over 80 currencies from the biggest suppliers in the UK.
Our currency comparison table updates every hour with the latest and best exchange rates allowing you to get the best deal on-line without having to shop around on the high street which can often cost you 10% more. We compare currency on-line, currency cards and now our new service currency buy back for any left-over travel money that you return with from your holiday or business trip.
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The latest reviews of the Post Office as left by our users:
"Misleading RIP OFF!!.......buying at your local Post Office you get a very poor rate which is not highlighted in all the blurb on the website. I thought I had done my 'homework' properly, wife called into local PO and although you save card charges if using cash the exchange rate is pathetic to say the least.....nearly 10% off the go rate. Look else where if you don't want to feel cheated!"
"Never buy from them off the high street. Was exchanging £650.00 into Euros which should of been around €800.00 based on 1.21 rate. The girlfriend took the money to her local post office and only recieved €765.00 which is a rate of 1.17 which i know isnt as bad as other on here have had but its still a loss of around €35.00 They are basically pulling your pants down."
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