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Travel: Premier Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£700 to £7,500£5.95
Free on £1,500+
1.2461.678
 
Post Office Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£400 to £2,500Free1.2231.646
Rates shown are for orders between £500 to £999. Rates improve the more you buy when spending over £1000, £1500 and £2000. Order online with free home delivery Monday to Friday or collect from any Post Office branch.
 
Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £2,500£4.75
Free on £500+
1.2371.666
Great rates on all foreign currencies, available now online. Free next day home delivery on all orders over £500 plus collect Nectar points on all online orders.
 
American Express Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£150 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.2351.663
0% commission on over 50 currencies. Order before 2 p.m. on weekdays for free next day home delivery (£5 delivery for orders of £500 or less).
 
The Currency Club Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£300 to £7,500Free1.2381.668
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 OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £4,900£3.95
Free on £500+
1.2411.671
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.
 
ICICI Bank UK Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£200 to £2,500£5
Free on £700+
1.2441.673
ICICI Bank UK offers free next day delivery to your home for travel money orders above £700 placed before 2:30 pm - a handling fee of £5 applies on orders below £700.
 
ICE PLC Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £7,500£4.75
Free on £700+
1.2391.668
money.co.uk customers will receive a discounted rate of exchange on their first order. Plus, get a free £25 'Hotel Exclusives' voucher when you order £1,500 or more.
 
Caxton FX Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £2,500£4.95
Free on £500+
1.2361.664
 
Moneycorp Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£250 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.2381.668
 
Currency Exchange Corporation Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £10,000-1.2431.678
Over 25 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 is not available. Branch collection available in London only.
 
Global Reach Partners Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £2,500£4.75
Free on £700+
1.2371.664
 
Best Exchange Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
-£7.501.2481.685
Not available online. Order in-store or by phone only.
 
British Airways Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£150 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.2261.652
 
eurochange Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£10 to £2,010£4.99
Free on £400+
1.2401.668
 
First Choice Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £2,500£2.95
Free on £600+
1.2161.638
 
Halifax Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£50 to £2,500£51.2051.623
 
M&S Bank Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.2361.669
The rates listed are available only to M&S Cardholders (Terms & Conditions apply.) Non-cardholders will receive lower rates.
 
Monarch Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £2,500£10
Free on £600+
1.2291.654
 
NatWest Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.2091.632
 

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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 itís also worth bearing in mind the travellers cheque.

How Do Travellers Cheques Work

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 travellers cheques 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 sterling travellers cheques 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.

Travel Money Comparison