The services are available at a number of post offices across Dundalk and Louth
In 24 Post Offices across Louth, customers can now access An Post’s commission-free Foreign Exchange cash and PostFX cards, making it cheaper, safer and easier to carry holiday spending money in US, Australian or Canadian Dollars, or UK Sterling.
Thew news comes following agreement with Postmasters. An Post went on to announce a new vision for its Post Office network, including handy, new, good-value Financial Services for all customers.
In a recent customer survey, Post Office customers ranked the most important features of Post FX currency cards as being:
Safer to carry than cash, thanks to the chip & pin feature
Cheaper to use for payments abroad than a credit or debit card
Commission-free with no hidden charges
Peace-of-mind – you can only spend the amount loaded in advance on the card
Security – It’s not linked to your bank account or personal details
Other Post FX features include online top-up @PostFX.ie; using a second Post FX as a back-up card in case of loss or theft and 24/7 customer service, 365 days a year, anywhere in the world.
The card is available at the post offices in Clanbrassil Street, Castletown Road, Bridge Street, Dublin Street and Quay Street (Dundalk), Ardee, Blackrock, Carlingford, Castlebellingham, Clogherhead, Collon, Duleek, Dunleer, Grange, Jenkinstown, Omeath and Termonfeckin.
Debbie Byrne, Managing Director of An Post Retail, said the survey confirmed customers concerns about security and safety for their holiday spending money.
“While some cash is handy, a PostFX currency card guarantees financial security and convenience throughout your trip – without the hefty transaction or ATM fees payable on regular debit or credit card transactions abroad.
"PostFX has quickly become as much a part of holiday planning and packing as sunscreen and passports. Clearly cash security and no commission are the two areas where the Post FX card is a winner. We’ll be introducing more great new services in the coming months,” she added.