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London, United...
posts: 292
reviews: 57
Travellers cheques

Hi guys. Post office delivered travellers cheques in $500's

Will the banks cash them straight or do they charge.


London, United...
posts: 292
reviews: 57
11. Re: Travellers cheques

Post office bureau said they cant break the travellers cheques, they can only issue as they have an audit trail ie so many of each denomination with sequential serial numbers

They did the same last time so we called when ordering and asked them to send $100's and $50's. obviously didn't work.

We had to take the last lot back (majority of our holiday money) to local post office and get receipt then get staff to call them to confirm we'd returned them. They then re sent in $100's.

Was hoping to just cash at bank to save the hassle as the post office staff where less than helpful last time. ( small local country post office with no bureau ).

Thanks for the replies guys.

Edited: 4:44 pm, April 11, 2013
Reading, United...
posts: 7,903
reviews: 24
12. Re: Travellers cheques

As they sent them "not as ordered" they should change them and quickly for you.

London, United...
posts: 292
reviews: 57
13. Re: Travellers cheques

They will change them but have to return them to a post office then they courier out the replacements so if you are out its another trip to the sorting office to collect. Pain in the proverbials.

Manchester, United...
posts: 905
reviews: 2
14. Re: Travellers cheques

Send them back, "use a 0% interest on purchases" credit card and then use the money to pay off the card when you get back.

That would be my solution.....TC's surely have to be on borrowed time now? Most banks have served notice to cease regular cheques in the coming years (some have already done it) so I can't imagine TC's will be far behind.

Wigan, United...
posts: 2,688
reviews: 23
15. Re: Travellers cheques

American Express say they are here for a fair while yet.

16. Re: Travellers cheques

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