Sending money abroad? Then compare money transfers.

This comparison includes a selection of travel money companies that offer travellers cheques.
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Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£3.95
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.374
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.536
Great rates on foreign currencies, available online. Free next day delivery on orders over £500 & collect Nectar points on all online orders
The Currency Club Travel Money
Online Order
£300 to £7,500
Standard Delivery
Free
Euro Rate
1.377
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.536
Very competitive exchange rates that get better the more you order. Free insured home delivery, 0% commission, unrivalled customer service & no hidden costs.
Travelex Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £4,900
Standard Delivery
£3.95
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.371
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.538
If you find a cheaper overall price, Travelex will refund the difference*. Collect from 40 store locations or get free next day home delivery on orders over £500 made before 3pm. *T&Cs apply.
American Express Travel Money
Online Order
£150 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5.50
Free on £600+
Euro Rate
1.377
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.539
Post Office Travel Money
Online Order
£400 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
Free
Euro Rate
1.364
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.525
ICICI Bank UK Travel Money
Online Order
£200 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £700+
Euro Rate
1.382
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.544
Free home delivery for over 55 currencies on orders over £500. Unique 'Service Assurance' of £5 compensation on late dispatch. Guaranteed Saturday delivery at £0.99. Best currency provider by Which? (June 2012)
Moneycorp Travel Money
Online Order
£250 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.385
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.543
Travel: Premier Travel Money
Online Order
£700 to £7,500
Standard Delivery
£5.95
Free on £1,500+
Euro Rate
1.385
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.554
Caxton FX Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£4.95
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.375
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.543
ICE PLC Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £7,500
Standard Delivery
£4.75
Free on £700+
Euro Rate
1.377
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.544
Global Reach Partners Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£4.75
Free on £700+
Euro Rate
1.377
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.544
Currency Exchange Corporation Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £10,000
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.384
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.549
Over 30 locations in London with over 80 currencies available, with most branches open 7 days. Whether buying or selling, don't lose out on your next exchange deal. Home delivery available throughout the UK.
British Airways Travel Money
Online Order
£150 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
-
U.S. Dollar Rate
-
eurochange Travel Money
Online Order
£10 to £2,010
Standard Delivery
£4.99
Free on £400+
Euro Rate
1.376
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.541
First Choice Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£2.95
Free on £600+
Euro Rate
1.352
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.511
Halifax Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £3,000
Standard Delivery
£5
Euro Rate
1.339
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.497
M&S Bank Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.375
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.541
The rates listed are available only to M&S Cardholders (Terms & Conditions apply.) Non-cardholders will receive lower rates.
Monarch Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£10
Free on £600+
Euro Rate
1.362
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.516
NatWest Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.351
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.506
Rational FX Travel Money
Online Order
£100+
Standard Delivery
£4.95
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.375
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.543

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How Do Travellers Cheques Work

When you head abroad there are lots of ways to manage your money. Prepaid cards, credit cards and cash are three of the most popular ways to take foreign currency on holiday but it's also worth bearing in mind the travellers cheque.

Travellers cheques can be a convenient way to pay your way while you're abroad although you should always shop around before you buy.

What are travel cheques?

A travellers cheque is a fixed amount cheque that you can use to pay for goods and services or exchange for cash.

You generally buy euro, dollar or sterling travellers cheques before you depart for your holiday destination in the denominations of your choice. You can then use these cheques as a method of payment or swap them for local currency at a bureau de change whilst you are overseas.

How do travellers cheques work?

Many hotels, retailers and restaurants will accept a travellers cheque as payment and they are also accepted at thousands of foreign exchange locations and banks around the world.

Using travellers cheques is easy. You present the cheques at a merchant location or bureau de change and then you countersign the cheques (you sign another part of the travellers cheques when you buy them). They'll then either accept them as payment, or give you the equivalent in foreign currency if you're looking to exchange them for cash.

You can typically buy cheques in a range of currencies. Euro, dollar and sterling are three of the most popular.

One of the main advantages of travellers cheques is that if they are lost or stolen you can cancel the cheques and have them replaced securely. You should always keep a note of the serial number of your travellers cheques separately from the cheques themselves in case this happens.

What to look for when you compare the best travellers cheques

In the same way as you'd compare travel money before you buy, it's also important to shop around for the best travellers cheques. You should compare:

  • The exchange rate
  • Any fees, charges and commission applied
  • How widely the travellers cheques are accepted at your destination

The difference in the exchange rate offered by the main travellers cheque providers can be significant. So, if you're shopping around for travel money it's important that you compare the exchange rates on offer in order to get a competitive rate.

Many people restrict their search to a commission free deal. Avoiding paying commission when you buy your travel cheques is generally advisable, but you won't necessarily get the best deal this way.

Some travellers cheque providers charge no commission but offer an inferior exchange rate, meaning you can actually end up worse off with a commission free deal.

You should also compare any other charges that apply including delivery charges (if you buy your euro or sterling travellers cheques online) and buy travellers cheques from the travel money company that gives you the best return.

Make sure also that the type of travel cheques you're buying are widely accepted at your destination before you part with your money otherwise they'll be of little use to you.

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