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“Do Not use!”

Written on: 23/08/2014 by Alvaradodz306 (1 review written)

This card is terrible please don't waste your time with it. Learn from my mistake. Good luck finding a working solution… Read Full Review

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“Unreliable product & poor customer service from Post...”

Written on: 20/08/2014 by 480Ewing (1 review written)

Do not use this product. Shops, restaurants and vendors in Europe reserve the right not to accept the Post Office Money Card. I loaded money onto one of these after being assured by the Post Office that everywhere in Europe accepts them. "It's just like a credit card" I was told. I was abroad for three weeks. After a week of being told "im sorry we don't accept those types of cards" I decided to withdraw all of the cash from it at a cash point, since it was problematic to rely on other people… Read Full Review

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“Do not get this card”

Written on: 18/08/2014 by Johnny111 (1 review written)

I went into the post office to get Euros for my holiday to Greece. The guy recommended I take out a Post Office Pre Paid credit card as it was "free." I liked the idea of checking my balance and topping it up online while away. I tried accessing my balance online using my ID & password. It didnt work.Eventually It locked me out & I had to call the postoffice to reset it. That didnt work either. In the end I could only use it for withdrawlas at the ATM as I was afraid to use it for meals as I… Read Full Review

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“Don't get one”

Written on: 15/08/2014 by AdelynFisher115 (1 review written)

When taking out card wasn't told it was a basic card and I needed to upgrade it when received. Loaded £600 at time then loaded another £500 no problem. Next day received text message from post office to contact them I rang and was told I could only load maximum of £750 and they would give me the money back that I had gone over by . Was told it would take 3 days, when I hadn't receive the funds I rang again and was told it takes upto 5 days but if I paid £21 they could do it straight away. 5… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Card well for me abroad”

Written on: 11/08/2014 by Kason178 (1 review written)

I have no idea what other people are doing with their PO Euro cards, because ours worked flawlessly whilst abroad for 18 days in France and Spain. I used it I about 20 different places in both countries. We purchased fast food, bought car tyres, toys, paid for meals and hotels. The only 2 times the card was refused was for lack of funds or at the French road toll stations (no PIN code pad, which is a prerequisite for this card). Loading via the app worked well, too. But keep in mind that it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Excellent. ”

Written on: 10/08/2014 by Timmyo (1 review written)

We ordered two cards to take to South Africa and after reading the reviews were very apprehensive. However we have used our cards in restaurants and garages and all sorts of places and it has never been refused. Today we withdrew cash, it's the same as at home using the ATM. Very simple to use and safe. Before I left home I downloaded the app. What a great tool. It automatically gives you your current balance even if all the transactions are not al shown. If you use it as it should be used then… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Useless peace of junk card don't buy this junk please”

Written on: 10/08/2014 by Haley453 (1 review written)

I paid £53 the day I got this junk card and I used the money and I top up another £50 than they stop the card. They ask me my ID Bank statement, i did that and called them after 3 days to ask the progress on the card guise what I was asked when is my flight how I'm going to carry my money which airport I'm using to fly just for £50 IF YOU ARE AN AFRICAN DONT EVEN GO TO THE POST OFFICE… Read Full Review

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“Don't bother with a post office travel card”

Written on: 05/08/2014 by Nickidavies (1 review written)

I wish I had read these reviews before sending my 19 year old daughter travelling alone to Australia with one. It is declined in pretty much every establishment she attempts to use it, she has had to find a trusted ATM and withdraw all of her cash. She has now exceeded her top up limit (which when purchased we were told that this is automatically lifted when registered) In order to get this lifted she has had to provide further ID even though this was provided on purchase. She has finally… Read Full Review

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“Buyer be aware ”

Written on: 02/08/2014 by Orsett1948 (1 review written)

I purchase 3 cards two years ago thinking it was safer than taking cash on holiday and more secure than using credit cards, how wrong can you be. Most of the time the cash machines abroad would not accept the cards so we had to use our credit cards which was the one thing we did not want to do. On returning to the UK I tried to withdraw money in euros ( The cards was in euros ) from a post office travel money exchange only to be told the post office do not accept their own cards to provide… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“A terrible product”

Written on: 01/08/2014 by Ariellaf205 (1 review written)

I put bought a Post Office Travel Money Card for a trip to the US. I put £750 on the card, by electronic transfer using my bank card at my local post office. The trip to the US was cancelled, so I went into the same post office to get my money back, and was told that they could not do that, and I had to call the number on the card. I called the number, (15 July) and was told I could not get the money back by electronic transfer, that there was a 15 day procedure to process my request, and… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Post Office Travel Card”

Written on: 30/07/2014 by Rhodesee (1 review written)

This card is useless. First we struggled to top-up because small print restricts to £1000 PER YEAR! After begging them to allow a further top-up the 'service' encountered a technical fault the result of which we can't now top-up at all. Service is terrible, the helpline response was, verbatim, there!s a problem what do you expect us to do. What's the point of a travel card that doesn't allow you to top-up and use whilst travelling, leaving the user stranded without money. It's useless, AVOID… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Declined in the USA -filled to the max for ease £5000!!”

Written on: 26/07/2014 by Pranav185 (1 review written)

My son has moved over to the USA to study, we got this card filled to the max so he could purchase items he needed to live there, pay for tuition fees etc and from day one it has been a total farce! Was declined in shops, large branded shops, so now heading to the Bank to open a account! We wanted his move over to be as smooth as possible, but when you can't buy necessities it is not good. That is £5,000 that is sat on the card and not able to use. I DO NOT RECOMMEND AT ALL I DONT GIVE… Read Full Review

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“Not very good I'm afraid”

Written on: 14/07/2014 by AraceliKing178 (1 review written)

I got my teenage son this card so that he wouldn't lose his cash in Cyprus. What a disaster. He tried to withdraw funds at the ATM. The statement clearly states that the attempts were declined. He had €400 credit but could only use €11. Hmmmm. I then had to log into my own online baking on MY holiday and send some cash to his normal card so he could eat and drink. It's a great idea but it's just that, an idea. In my experience it just doesn't work in practice. I really wouldn't advise… Read Full Review

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“Beware- massive exchange rate charges on card didnt work ”

Written on: 12/07/2014

I took out this card when going to Berlin in May. I like others was sold the card whilst in the Post Office, and trusted 'The Post Office' brand. I had a card for Australia last year and it worked fine. The euro card for whatever reason rejected the number when I went to withdraw cash, and then locked, so I was unable to use the card at all, luckily I had other cards. I did not have time to call PO but expected to resolve the issue on my return. As well as opening the card with £250, I loaded… Read Full Review

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“Beware- massive exchange rate charges on card didnt work ”

Written on: 12/07/2014

I took out this card when going to Berlin in May. I like others was sold the card whilst in the Post Office, and trusted 'The Post Office' brand. I had a card for Australia last year and it worked fine. The euro card for whatever reason rejected the number when I went to withdraw cash, and then locked, so I was unable to use the card at all, luckily I had other cards. I did not have time to call PO but expected to resolve the issue on my return. As well as opening the card with £250, I loaded… Read Full Review

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“Just awful”

Written on: 12/07/2014 by sfMoore441 (1 review written)

The app continually stopped working. Once you have uploaded money onto the card you may as well wave goodbye to it as to retrieve any extra you don't spend you have to pay ridiculous charges. I got a US dollar card expecting to use it when in countries like Zimbabwe who use the US dollar but turns out this too results in more charges as I was not in the US. So many better options, don't waste your time or money on this… Read Full Review

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“Shafted”

Written on: 12/07/2014

Useless piece of junk gets rejected everywhere. Abysmal customer service as never get a response to any queries… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Embarassing declines on Post Office Travel card”

Written on: 11/07/2014

I recently took out a Post Office Canadian dollar travel card and it was repeatedly declined in shops and restaurants. It was accepted in some but we never knew why so we kept trying and on at least 12 occasions it was declined. We also tried to withdraw cash from an ATM, something you are supposed to be able to do, but this was not possible either. Luckily we had a credit card with us but the charges on this defeated the object of taking the travel card. On return I visited the post… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Not that bad”

Written on: 30/06/2014 by vsHarper479 (1 review written)

Wow! Are you people that stupid? It is a prepaid card of course it isn't going to work at pay at pumps!!! The card worked ok for me & was able to withdraw the funds from the ATM and by buying goods by card. Used all the funds before returning to the UK as I always do when going to Europe so I'm not charged back the exchange rate back into pounds which is always going to be bad (their rate was bad would definately recommend using up all the funds on card!!!) would recommend card to friends. … Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“WORST WORST WORST Service on earth”

Written on: 21/06/2014 by dqBlackburn21 (1 review written)

I was convienced at the oost office to take up this card instead of travellers cheques for my travel, which I did. But after 24 hours which was promised to me to get the activation code, nothing came, I did not get one. And after queries nothing came and I had to travel to a strange place without money. Came back, asked for a full refund of my money whch I have prepaid onto the card but not been able to access, nothing is forth coming for four months now. The staff at the customer services have… Read Full Review

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Antz84's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2014

I had a absolute nightmare with these, I was getting married abroad and they cancelled the card the morning of my wedding so I couldn't pay the wedding dinner, I had to them provide a picture of my passport and a utility bill to get my access to my money. I had to borrow money from family who had already flown out to pay for MY wedding dinner.

I also occurred £250 worth of call charges while I was their to try and sort it.

I haven't complained yet but I'm going to,

Seems like I'm not the only one who thinks they are useless.

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Ant64's Comment

Written on: 29/06/2014

Completely agree, will not be using again as it's not accepted at Tolls and many auto fuel stations in France. Complete waste of time while they are making interest on my money, that I can't access !

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