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An Post Money Currency Card

The An Post Money Currency Card is a prepaid Mastercard that allows you to purchase 16 currencies on a single Card. You can use the card at millions of shops, restaurants and ATMs worldwide, it's contactless and 'chip and PIN' protected.

We have recently added 6 new currencies, including Japanese Yen, in the below post offices:

  • Dublin 1, GPO
  • Dublin 2, Earlsfort Terrace Post Office
  • Dublin 2, Saint Andrew Street Post Office
  • Dublin 15, Blanchardstown Centre Post Office
  • County Dublin, Stillorgan Post Office
  • Carlow, Carlow Post Office
  • Cavan, Cavan Post Office
  • Cork, GPO
  • Cork, Bishopstown Post Office
  • Cork, Blackpool Post Office
  • County Cork, Ballincollig Post Office
  • County Cork, Mallow Post Office
  • County Clare, Ennis Post Office
  • County Kildare, Nass Post Office
  • County Kildare, Newbridge Post Office
  • County Louth, Dundalk Post Office
  • County Mayo, Ballina Post Office
  • County Mayo, Castlebar Post Office
  • County Mayo, Claremorris Post Office
  • County Meath, Navan Post Office
  • County Meath, Trim Post Office
  • County Offaly, Tullamore Post Office
  • County Tipperary, Clonmel Post Office
  • County Tipperary, Thurles Post Office
  • County Wicklow, Arklow Post Office
  • Galway, GPO
  • County Galway, Ballinasloe Post Office
  • Kilkenny, Kilkenny Post Office
  • Limerick, GPO
  • Longford, Longford Post Office
  • Sligo, Sligo Post Office
  • Waterford, Tramore Post Office
  • Wexford, Wexford Post Office
  • County Wexford, Gorey Post Office
Cheaper than a credit card

0% commission for foreign currency transactions

16 currencies, one card

We've got you covered in over 100 countries worldwide

No point of sale fees overseas

There are no point of sale charges when you spend abroad

The 16 currencies available on the card are:

  • US dollars (USD)
  • Sterling (GBP)
  • Australian dollars (AUD)
  • Canadian dollars (CAD)
  • New Zealand dollars (NZD)
  • South African rand (ZAR)
  • Swiss francs (CHF)
  • Turkish lira (TRY)
  • United Arab Emirates dirhams (AED)
  • Euro (EUR)
  • Japanese Yen (JPY)
  • Mexican Peso (MXN)
  • Poland zĹ‚oty (PLN)
  • Swedish Krona (SEK)
  • Croatian Kuna (HRK)
  • Czech Koruna (CZK)

How to apply for your An Post Money Currency Card

Getting a card is easy, provided you are at least 18 years of age and resident in the Republic of Ireland. 

  1. Visit your nearest participating post office 
  2. Bring valid photo identification such as a passport or EU driving licence
  3. Bring proof of address like a recent bank statement or utility bill issued in the last six months
  4. Load your card with the desired amount and pay with euro cash or a debit card
  5. Your card will be issued to you instantly

When you purchase any of the 16 currencies, the funds are loaded into the relevant currency wallet. Exchange rates are locked in on the date of purchase, top up or when you move money between currencies. Cards are only available in sole names.
 

What it costs

We do not charge a card fee but the Irish government charges annual stamp duty on prepaid card accounts at a rate of €0.12 for any ATM transaction in the Republic of Ireland, up to a total of €5.00.

The card is commission free for foreign-currency transactions. Point-of-sale and online transactions are also free when you have funds available in the currency in which they are made. Fixed fees are applied to ATM withdrawals.

There is a charge of 1.25% on euro currency purchases, top-ups and withdrawals at post offices, subject to a cap of €8.00 on withdrawals. Find out about other charges that might apply to your card.

Things to know

Who do I contact if I have a problem with my card?

We provide free 24-hour global assistance so you can get in touch with Customer Services at any time, 365 days a year on the following numbers:

Japan 00531 780 221
 

Free to call Card Services numbers
Country Free phone number†
Argentina 0800 666 0026
Australia 1800 098 231
Austria 0800 293 724
Bahamas 1800 389 0523
Belgium 0800 77 228
Brazil (from landline) 0800 892 3560
Brazil (from mobile) +55 21 3956 9200
Bulgaria 800 116 1169
Czech Republic 800 143 722
Chile 123 0020 7887
China (North) 10 800 712 2683
China (South) 10 800 441 1345
Costa Rica 800 015 0605
Croatia 0800 223 179
Cyprus 800 96 361
Denmark 808 84 857
Dominican Republic 1888 156 1388
Estonia 800 011 1359
Finland 0800 918 279
France 0800 916 940
Germany 0800 181 4595
Greece 00800 4413 1532
Hong Kong 800 966 321
Hungary 0680 018 878
Iceland 800 98 78
India 000800 100 7960
Indonesia 1 803 0441 1368
Ireland 1800 535 564
Israel 180 943 1521
Italy 800 789 525
Japan 00531 780 221
Latvia 800 03 736
Lithuania 880 031 068
Luxembourg 800 28 166
Malaysia 1800 814 933
Mexico 01800 123 3480
Monaco 800 93 677
Netherlands 0800 023 3935
New Zealand 0800 444 691
Norway 800 14 326
Philippines 1800 1442 0143
Poland 00800 441 2460
Portugal 800 880 501
Puerto Rico 1 877 465 0085
Russia 810 800 2500 2044
Singapore 800 441 1379
Saudi Arabia 800 844 2790
Slovakia 800 001 684
South Africa 0800 982 674
South Korea 00798 4434 1279
Spain 900 958 973
Sweden 020 796 949
Switzerland 0800 834 918
Taiwan 0080 104 4292
Thailand 001800 442 212
Trinidad & Tobago 1 800 203 0194
Turkey 00800 4463 2089
United Kingdom 0800 056 0572
Uruguay 000 413 598 3672
USA / Canada 1 877 465 0085
Venezuela 800 100 8565
Other countries +44 207 649 9404††
 
 There may be a charge for calls to these numbers, if phoning from a hotel or mobile phone.
†† Please remember to add the international prefix of the country you are in at the beginning of this number (in most cases this is 00, for example 0044 207 649 9404). Calls to this number are not free of charge.

There may be a charge for calls to these numbers, if phoning from a hotel or mobile phone.

Find out what to do if you need to make a complaint or what to do if your card is lost, stolen or damaged

What additional charges may apply to my card?

You will be charged a flat-rate ATM withdrawal fee. Some operators may also charge an additional fee. Depending on which currency you withdraw, the charges are as follows:

  • EU€2.00

  • US$2.50

  • GB£1.50

  • AU$3.50

  • CA$3.25

  • ZAR20.00

  • TRY5.50

  • NZ$3.50

  • AED8.00

  • CHF3.00

If a point-of-sale transaction or an ATM withdrawal is made in a currency on the card that does not have sufficient funds, the funds will be transferred from other wallets on the card in the following order of priority: EUR, GBP, USD, CAD, AUD, NZD, AED, ZAR, CHF. A foreign exchange rate determined by Mastercard will apply plus a foreign exchange fee of 5.75%.
 Where the card is used in a country that operates in a currency other than that on the card or you don’t have enough balance on the card in the transaction currency and the balance is taken from another currency wallet, the transaction amount will be converted into the next available currency in the usual wallet order. The foreign exchange rate is the rate determined by Mastercard, plus a foreign exchange fee of 5.75%.
For more information on fees and charges, see our Terms and Conditions
 

Is my card subject to any limits?

The minimum purchase or top up is €50.00. Your card is subject to a number of other limits including:

 

Limit

Amount

Maximum amount you can withdraw from ATMs in 24 hours

€750 or currency equivalent

Maximum amount that you can spend at retailers in 24 hours

€2,000 or currency equivalent

Maximum amount you can have on your card at any one time

€5,000 or currency equivalent

Maximum amount you can load over 12 months

€30,000 or currency equivalent

Multiple currencies can be purchased at the same time. Cash back is not available on your card.

 

Read our Terms and Conditions


Terms and conditions apply, available at selected post offices. An Post is authorised by the Minister for Finance to provide payment services and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland in the provision of such services.

Mastercard® is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. An Post Money Currency Card is issued by Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd (“WDCS”) pursuant to license by Mastercard International Inc. WDCS is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom to conduct electronic money service activities under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (Ref: 900051) and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for conduct of business rules.