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Heading on a winter trip? Here's the one thing you shouldn't forget if traveling abroad this festive season

Discover the range of foreign currency options from An Post.

WITH CHRISTMAS JUST around the corner, the festive season is already flying by, as it does every year. Whilst we are all looking forward to holiday season, the dark evenings and chilly temperatures remind us that the January blues are just around the corner. 

With that in mind, planning a holiday to escape the post-Christmas drudgery sounds like an attractive option. You might have holiday days to use up or have a destination you’ve been itching to visit for a while that would make the perfect excuse for a winter break – not that you really need an excuse! 

If foreign currency concerns are dampening your holiday plans, An Post can put your concerns to bed with the An Post Money Currency Card, powered by Mastercard®.

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With 0% commission on foreign currency and top-ups for up to 16 currencies via post offices, online, or on the An Post Money app, the An Post Money Currency Card is ideally suited for a holiday abroad this winter. Hold currencies such as British pounds, US dollars, or Japanese yen on one card, ensuring you’ll never be stuck for money when travelling.

You can sign up for the An Post Money Currency Card at any post office or through the An Post Money app. Once your account is created, you can manage it through the An Post Money app, which is available on Google Play and the Apple store. If your card is lost or stolen, freeze your card through the An Post Money app so your funds are safe. You can also check your balance through the app and top-up your card at any time.

Whether it’s heading to Prague or Budapest to discover Christmas markets or a trip to the United Kingdom to watch a Premier League or Six Nations match after Christmas, incorporating the An Post Money Currency Card into your purse or wallet will make your much-anticipated holiday less stressful as the card is accepted anywhere Mastercard is accepted.

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With 24/7 global support, emergency cash up to a fixed amount loaded on your card digitally if you lose your card, and two cards provided in case one goes missing, the An Post Money Currency Card offers great peace of mind in case your plans go wrong.  

Not only does An Post offer a currency card to bring with you on your holidays, but their post offices can also supply you with 0% commission on foreign currency in cash. GBP and USD are available in every post office, with Polish zloty, Canadian dollars, and Australian dollars available in selected offices. There is no need to pre-order or pre-pay any currency, all can be collected on the same day.

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No matter where you travel this winter, from visiting loved ones in Canada or the United States for the first Christmas together in years or exploring a new destination on the continent, the An Post Money Currency Card is a must-bring in your suitcase. 

Head to anpost.com/currency to learn more.

An Post is authorised by the Minister for Finance to provide Foreign Currency Cash. An Post Money Currency Card is issued by PPS EU SA pursuant to license by Mastercard® International. PPS EU SA is authorised by the National Bank of Belgium and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for conduct of business rules. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

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