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Shop simply and securely with Google Pay

Pay safely and securely with your phone or device

Google Pay creates virtual card details for each card you’ve stored, so your details are never shared.

Pay in store, online and on the move

Make quick payments in shops or online, wherever you are.

Pay over the usual contactless limit

Use your phone’s security check – such as face recognition or a fingerprint scan – for payments above the contactless spending limit.

Illustration of hand holding a post office travel money card, airport & beach in the background

Don’t have a Travel Money Card yet?

Go cashless with our prepaid, contactless Mastercard®. You can load it with up to 22 currencies and manage everything with our travel app. Simple, secure holiday spending sorted.

Common questions

  • If you have the free Post Office travel app, you can use it to hold up to three active cards at any given time. All three of these cards can be added to Google Pay.

  • You can use it to pay in any of the currencies preloaded on your Travel Money Card.

    In the same way that your Travel Money Card works, Google Pay will use the currency of the country you are in, meaning you don’t have to select specific currencies while paying – it’s all done behind the scenes for you. For more information about this, please visit our Travel Money Card FAQs in your travel app or you can read the FAQs online.

  • Just log into your Google account and use the Find My Phone process to lock your phone and, if you choose, delete your data. This will stop the phone from being able to use Google Pay.

    If you’re concerned about your Travel Money Card, please log into your travel app, where you can freeze your card quickly and easily. Follow the simple in-app steps below to do this. You can toggle between freezing and unfreezing your card at the tap of a button.

    1. Log in and tap ‘cards’, then select the Travel Money Card you wish to freeze (if you have several)
    2. Tap the cog icon (top right) to go to the card’s settings
    3. Toggle the ‘freeze card’ function. When you see the toggle has moved, your card has been frozen. It will stay that way until you unfreeze it, following the same instructions.

    If you don’t have access to the travel app you can also contact our card support team 24/7 on +44 344 335 0109.

  • Your device needs to have near field communication technology on it, which most modern devices do. And if you’re using devices with Android’s latest operating system, then you’ll be good to go. 

    Security measures for making payments over £45 might vary between devices. Please note that contactless limits may vary from country to country. Be sure to check any limits within the country you are visiting.

* Google Pay contactless limits can vary country to country; while there is no maximum transaction limit within the UK please ensure you check any limits within the country you are visiting.

Find out more information by reading the Post Office Travel Money Card terms and conditions.

Google Play and Google Pay are trademarks of Google LLC

Post Office Travel Money Card is an electronic money product issued by First Rate Exchange Services Ltd pursuant to license 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 trademark, and the circles design is a trademark 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: 100 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7ER.

These details can be checked on the Financial Services Register by visiting the Financial Conduct Authority website and searching by Firm Reference Number (FRN).