20th July 2017
My father inlaw went to the post office to change cash to euros and he got 10% less than it showed online total rip off sray away from pist office.
17th July 2017
Payed £550 should have got €620 with current rate. Only got €590. Awful rates
16th July 2017
Shocking exchange rate, again trusted the post office and to top it off the guy ripped me off for 10 euros. I paid 200 pound, my receipt says 210 euros but he only gave me 200. Never again ????
15th July 2017
I had funds on the card but was not notified that the card was due to expire during my holiday. First I found out about it was when it was refused when I was abroad. PO kindly offered to transfer the funds back to my bank over night for £20 . . . . or FOC in 4 to 5 working days. Very handy when you don't have access to euro's and already abroad. I realise there must be some blame on me for not checking the expiry but, as with other cards, I stupidly relied on the PO to remind about the expiry as they would want to keep my business. I don't think so . . . never again for me and you should stay away from this poor customer care package.
6th July 2017
I've used them a few times & they have been fairly OK. You have to be aware that the in shop exchange rate is way lower than the on line order / collect.
4th July 2017
Counter service good but surprised and more than a little disappointed to find that greater than 10% penalty for going directly to local post office to exchange £ for Euros rather than order on line and then collect from the same Post Office/ counter staff. Can see little justification for the. Never again
3rd July 2017
Dreadful rate at the counter. I trusted the PO and didn't think to check but I've been thanked for that by being ripped-off. Never again.
1st July 2017
Shocking exchange rate. Hadn't thought to check as previously exchange had been ok. 310 Euros for £298. Never again, save your money and go to a supermarket
29th June 2017
Euro rate advertised at 1.11 only to find that does not actually apply unless you get a travel card. I got 1.07 on £500. No time to go elsewhere but how are the Post Office allowed to advertise rates that don't apply?
27th June 2017
Terrible don't get this travel card. Could not check balance while on holiday online, when contacted call center, where told they would get back to us in 5 days. NEVER AGAIN
27th June 2017
Ordered £1006 in euros online, told could collect at local branch office after 2pm. I got there after 2pm only to be told the money hadn't arrived. Returned home and phoned Post Office currency, to be told my order was marked as branch fulfilment, that I should return and collect my money. I returned, explained to branch staff, only to be told they didn't have the required euros. I asked to cancel my order with Post Office currency, to be told will be 3-5 working days before get money refunded. Shocking service, will not use again.
23rd June 2017
To be honest its crap 500 GBP i got 535 euro Sainsbury's & asda do a better deal by as much as 20 euro never ever ever again .
17th June 2017
Firstly, I am aware that the post office has an appalling currency exchange rate. However I just wanted to treat my grandson for his hols, so purchased €25 at my local PO In chadderton & was charged £24.04, an exchange rate of £1.0400 is on the receipt, is this correct as online it states an exchange rate of €1.0993. I defo won't be using them in July when I go away ... ????
11th June 2017
Ordered us dollars for holiday in a few weeks time.. Excellent online rate, easy order process. Money to be delivered to local branch for pick up on day to suit my work pattern. Arrived at local store to find order was not delivered, but set to be processed issued from store knowing store did not have the funds at branch to issue money. Waited 20 minutes for local branch to get through to service to be told I could hopefully pick money up from another branch 10 miles away... I explained that I ordered to local store for pick up and that was what I wanted Then told with no apology money would be delivered tomorrow by 1pm. Thankfully I was not travelling that day! Would not recommend this service. Improvements need to be made Local post office staff provided excellent assistance and service, left to apologies for Head office mistake.
8th June 2017
Exchange rate on the counter was shocking I didn't realise I took it back minutes later and complained but they said they would have to charge me to take it back. What a nerve I thought the post office was always a good place to change money never again I could have got an extra 20 euros at Asda and that pays for a couple of drinks
7th June 2017
Fantastic service Currency Ordered 2.30 pm Tuesday delivered 9am Wednesday Couldnt be happier and i will def use service again I dont normally write reviews but felt due to last minute issue the Post Office came to the rescue Brill
5th June 2017
Terrible, terrible service and aftercare. I ordered over £1,000 of euros online to collect from my local branch in south London. When I arrived, the branch had no currency to fulfill my order. After three calls, it became apparent that their procedures hadn't been followed but that there was NO branch within striking distance that had the euros I needed! I asked for a refund so I could transact elsewhere. They told me it would take up to FIVE working days to get my money back. Despite my explicit instructions that I required an immediate refund, they triggered the five-day refund. I therefore had to spend three hours of my time on my travelling day chasing an alternative source of currency. I asked for compensation that reflected the cost of my professional time. WITHOUT my permission they triggered a £20 compensation cheque; which they increased to £50 after I complained. They are getting reported to every regulatory authority and online forum I can find. They have had my money for over a week and I STILL haven't had a refund. NEVER AGAIN.
2nd June 2017
Thought post office travel card would be a safe and reliable way to buy £600 worth of euros and convenient over the counter. However at a rate of only 1.0790 I have realized the worst decision I have ever made. No wonder you are in the position you are. FEEL HARD DONE BY.
31st May 2017
Levemshulme post office. Poor advice ended up getting a rate of 1.07.
31st May 2017
If I could give no stars I would. I called customer services at the post office who told me they refused to discuss finance over the phone when I asked whether I could buy cypurrency with my credit card they said ' I'm sure you can go to and check on the website' I called the travel currency number who told me 9.8 kunas to the pound when it was 7.9! Unbelievably unhelpful, poor rate and wrong information
18th May 2017
In store rate is terrible. i , with the best honesty, advised my sister that the post office was the best rate, i got 400 pounds to 425 euros, only realised when she told be she had got more elsewhere, and was quite annoyed at me! Post office you are supposed to be for the people, not ripping us off! Never again.
15th May 2017
1.06 very low grrr at counter.
8th May 2017
I have a Post Office Platinum Credit Card which I used to buy 350 euros the other day at my local PO. Terrible rate of exchange (cost me £324). Seems that if I had ordered online and collected from the same PO, I would have paid £308! No other transaction with a credit card in my experience costs hugely more if you are instore rather than online! The Platinum card boasts that they charge no transaction fee on purchases abroad nor on drawing cash, which is why I have it. In the past, the exchange rate was always fair. With such a shocking exchange rate policy now, it seems that having a different card (any bank card) that charges a transaction fee would be a better deal than the PO card! What's going on? Does the PO want all its Platinum card holders to ditch it for something else? It has no other special features, compared to the competition...
21st April 2017
Would be helpful if the P.O. made it clearer online that there is a large discrepancy between currency rates online and counter- bought. I'm of a generation that thinks (thought) going to the post office safer. Not after losing 30gbp!
27th March 2017
Stupidly thought I would get an honest rate as in a rush (normally Pte order) . Even for £1000 7pc worse than normal provider for euros. Had no choice as kids off that evening but never again stay away until they do a honest job and don't just survive off the people who think they do a good deal or the ones like me who left it too late.
Order your travel money online with the Post Office and collect it in any Post Office branch or get it delivered to your door for free. Multiples of 500 GBP attract better exchange rates. The more travel money you buy, the better the rate you will receive. Note: these are ONLINE rates - you may get a lower rate in-store unless you order online in advance.Visit Website
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