What is the difference between a crossed and uncrossed Postal Order?
When someone receives a crossed Postal Order, they can only pay it into their bank account, savings account or use it to pay bills at a Post Office branch.
Uncrossed Postal Orders are as good as cash. So if you’re using a Postal Order to buy something online or by mail order, the recipient can pick up the cash while posting out your items. In most cases, your order will arrive earlier.
To cross a Postal Order, write the recipient’s name on the order – then they’re the only one who can pay it into their account.
If you need a hand, just pop in to one of our branches.