Travel Money Card

  •       We've made some changes to our Travel Money Card - now available in 13 currencies
  •        Carry one card and spend in multiple currencies
  •        The safe and hassle free way to carry your holiday money abroad
Overview

Your holiday money, stored safely on a card

Whether you're on a city break, beach escape or a business trip, the Travel Money Card is a safe and easy way to carry your money abroad. Carry less cash while you're abroad and avoid unnecessary credit charges for overseas purchases. 

Two easy ways to get your Travel Money Card

  • Pick up a card instantly at around 5,000 Post Office branches
  • If you prefer you can order a Travel Money Card online to receive a card with your name on it in four to six days
  • You must be over the age of 18, a UK resident and provide your passport or UK driving licence to apply for a card in branch

It's convenient

  • Spend in over 36 million shops, bars and restaurants that accept mastercard
  • Withdraw cash from 2.1 million ATMs worldwide.
  • Use it time and again around the world - it's valid for up to four years
  • Make low-value purchases quicker and easier with your contactless card
  • Withdraw cash over the counter in any Post Office when you return

It's simple to manage online or using the mobile app

  • Top up your card or check your balance using our mobile app
  • Easy access to our app with TouchID (requires TouchID enabled phone)
  • Top up, check your balance or move money between currencies online

It's secure

  • Chip and PIN enabled and separate from your bank account - this reduces the risk of identity theft
  • Pre-loading means you can only spend what's on the card
  • If your card is lost or stolen you can request a replacement 24/7
  • Once your card is reported lost or stolen, we'll block it out and send out another one to either your home or your holiday address. 

Please note, if you have an orange Travel Money Card Plus your card will work as normal until the expiry date on the front of your card.

Using your card
You can apply for a Post Office Travel Money Card, activate it and manage your account in different ways. Here's what you can do and how, at a glance:
  Online Mobile app In branch
Apply for a card yes no yes
Activate your card yes no no
Request for PIN no no
Via SMS
no
Check your balance yes yes yes
GBP value only
Top Up yes yes yes
View transactions yes yes no
Move funds between currency wallets yes no no
Find the nearest ATMs yes yes no
Check today's exchange rate yes yes yes

 

Spending your money

  • Load any of the 13 currencies on your card at any time through the website, mobile applciation or any Post Office branch. 
  • Use your card anywhere that accepts mastercard and obtains authorisation from us as part of the transaction. This may prevent usage on-board aircraft, cruise ships and unmanned petrol stations or toll booths
  • When you use your card in any currency that we offer on the card,  your transaction will be taken from the correct wallet on your card
  • If you are travelling to a country outside of the currencies we offer, we recommend you load Sterling on to your card to avoid unnecessary fees
  • If you do not have enough money in the currency you are paying in we will move money to that currency using a competitive exchange rate
  • View our exchange rate daily through the app

Activating your card

You will need to activate your new card before it can be used, full details of how to do this can be found on the letter that comes with your card. Please provide us with your mobile phone number to make this process easier for you

Please note that if you have an existing orange coloured Travel Money Card Plus, activating your blue multi-currency card will deactivate it immediately and it will stop working.

Customer Services

Our UK based call centre is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year so we are always available to help, no matter what the time difference might be. Call us on 0344 335 0109 or +4420 7937 0280 if calling from abroad.

Calls are monitored and may be recorded for training and compliance purposes.

Standard network charges and data charges apply.

Manage your account from your smartphone with our Travel Money Card app

Our Travel Money Card app can be found on the Apple App Store or Google Play and is the easiest way to manage your Travel Money Card

Download is to your phone and manage your account on the go:

  • Top up your card
  • Check your balance
  • View recent transactions
  • Find your nearest ATM, wherever in the world you are
Fees and limits

Fees and Limits

Euro

Top Up (minimum) - 50 GBP

Top Up (maximum) - 5,000 GBP

Maximum balance - 10,000 GBP

Maximum balance (annual) - 30,000 GBP

Maximum single cash withdrawal - 450 EUR

Cash withdrawal charge - 2 EUR

Account closure fee - 5 GBP

Monthly maintenance fee (starts 12 months after your card expires) - 2 GBP

Please note, a 3% cross border fee will apply when you use your card in a country other than the ones shown here.

US Dollar

Top Up (minimum) - 50 GBP

Top Up (maximum) - 5,000 GBP

Maximum balance - 10,000 GBP

Maximum balance (annual) - 30,000 GBP

Maximum single cash withdrawal - 500 USD

Cash withdrawal charge - 2.50 USD

Account closure fee - 5 GBP

Monthly maintenance fee (starts 12 months after your card expires) - 2 GBP

Please note, a 3% cross border fee will apply when you use your card in a country other than the ones shown here.

Pound Sterling

Top Up (minimum) - 50 GBP

Top Up (maximum) - 5,000 GBP

Maximum balance - 10,000 GBP

Maximum balance (annual) - 30,000 GBP

Maximum single cash withdrawal - 300 GBP

Cash withdrawal charge - 1.50 GBP

Account closure fee - 5 GBP

Monthly maintenance fee (starts 12 months after your card expires) - 2 GBP

Please note, a 3% cross border fee will apply when you use your card in a country other than the ones shown here.

Australian Dollar

Top Up (minimum) - 50 GBP

Top Up (maximum) - 5,000 GBP

Maximum balance - 10,000 GBP

Maximum balance (annual) - 30,000 GBP

Maximum single cash withdrawal - 700 AUD

Cash withdrawal charge - 3 AUD

Account closure fee - 5 GBP

Monthly maintenance fee (starts 12 months after your card expires) - 2 GBP

Please note, a 3% cross border fee will apply when you use your card in a country other than the ones shown here.

New Zealand Dollar

Top Up (minimum) - 50 GBP

Top Up (maximum) - 5,000 GBP

Maximum balance - 10,000 GBP

Maximum balance (annual) - 30,000 GBP

Maximum single cash withdrawal - 750 NZD

Cash withdrawal charge - 3.50 NZD

Account closure fee - 5 GBP

Monthly maintenance fee (starts 12 months after your card expires) - 2 GBP

Please note, a 3% cross border fee will apply when you use your card in a country other than the ones shown here.

Canadian Dollar

Top Up (minimum) - 50 GBP

Top Up (maximum) - 5,000 GBP

Maximum balance - 10,000 GBP

Maximum balance (annual) - 30,000 GBP

Maximum single cash withdrawal - 600 CAD

Cash withdrawal charge - 3 CAD

Account closure fee - 5 GBP

Monthly maintenance fee (starts 12 months after your card expires) - 2 GBP

Please note, a 3% cross border fee will apply when you use your card in a country other than the ones shown here.

South African Rand

Top Up (minimum) - 50 GBP

Top Up (maximum) - 5,000 GBP

Maximum balance - 10,000 GBP

Maximum balance (annual) - 30,000 GBP

Maximum single cash withdrawal - 6,500 ZAR

Cash withdrawal charge - 30 ZAR

Account closure fee - 5 GBP

Monthly maintenance fee (starts 12 months after your card expires) - 2 GBP

Please note, a 3% cross border fee will apply when you use your card in a country other than the ones shown here.

Swiss Franc

Top Up (minimum) - 50 GBP

Top Up (maximum) - 5,000 GBP

Maximum balance - 10,000 GBP

Maximum balance (annual) - 30,000 GBP

Maximum single cash withdrawal - 500 CHF

Cash withdrawal charge - 2.50 CHF

Account closure fee - 5 GBP

Monthly maintenance fee (starts 12 months after your card expires) - 2 GBP

Please note, a 3% cross border fee will apply when you use your card in a country other than the ones shown here.

Croatian Kuna

Top Up (minimum) - 50 GBP

Top Up (maximum) - 5,000 GBP

Maximum balance - 10,000 GBP

Maximum balance (annual) - 30,000 GBP

Maximum single cash withdrawal - 3,500 HRK

Cash withdrawal charge - 15 HRK

Account closure fee - 5 GBP

Monthly maintenance fee (starts 12 months after your card expires) - 2 GBP

Please note, a 3% cross border fee will apply when you use your card in a country other than the ones shown here.

Thai Baht

Top Up (minimum) - 50 GBP

Top Up (maximum) - 5,000 GBP

Maximum balance - 10,000 GBP

Maximum balance (annual) - 30,000 GBP

Maximum single cash withdrawal - 17,000 THB

Cash withdrawal charge - 80 THB

Account closure fee - 5 GBP

Monthly maintenance fee (starts 12 months after your card expires) - 2 GBP

Please note, a 3% cross border fee will apply when you use your card in a country other than the ones shown here.

Turkish Lira

Top Up (minimum) - 50 GBP

Top Up (maximum) - 5,000 GBP

Maximum balance - 10,000 GBP

Maximum balance (annual) - 30,000 GBP

Maximum single cash withdrawal - 1,500 TRY

Cash withdrawal charge - 7 TRY

Account closure fee - 5 GBP

Monthly maintenance fee (starts 12 months after your card expires) - 2 GBP

Please note, a 3% cross border fee will apply when you use your card in a country other than the ones shown here.

Polish Zloty

Top Up (minimum) - 50 GBP

Top Up (maximum) - 5,000 GBP

Maximum balance - 10,000 GBP

Maximum balance (annual) - 30,000 GBP

Maximum single cash withdrawal - 1,700 PLN

Cash withdrawal charge - 8.50 PLN

Account closure fee - 5 GBP

Monthly maintenance fee (starts 12 months after your card expires) - 2 GBP

Please note, a 3% cross border fee will apply when you use your card in a country other than the ones shown here.

UAE Dirham

Top Up (minimum) - 50 GBP

Top Up (maximum) - 5,000 GBP

Maximum balance - 10,000 GBP

Maximum balance (annual) - 30,000 GBP

Maximum single cash withdrawal - 1,700 AED

Cash withdrawal charge - 8.50 AED

Account closure fee - 5 GBP

Monthly maintenance fee (starts 12 months after your card expires) - 2 GBP

Please note, a 3% cross border fee will apply when you use your card in a country other than the ones shown here.

Travel Money. Sorted. Order your Travel Money Card now.

To successfully apply for a  Travel Money Card you must pass our address verification check. This is carried out at the time of application.

Small print

Travel Money Card is an electronic money product issued by First Rate Exchange Services Ltd pursuant to licence by mastercard International. First Rate Exchange Services Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with number 4287490 whose registered office is Great West House, Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9DF, (Financial Services Register No. 900412). mastercard is a registered trade mark of mastercard International Incorporated. Post Office and the Post Office logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Limited. 

Post Office Limited is registered in England and Wales. Registered number 2154540. Registered Office: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London EC2Y 9AQ. Post Office Money and the Post Office Money logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Limited.

The above details can be checked on the Financial Services Register by visiting the Financial Conduct Authorityopens in new window website and searching by Firm Reference Number (FRN).