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Tesco Travel Money

Find out more about Tesco travel money options with our useful guide.

Tesco, along with many other high street supermarkets, have joined the banking market. You can buy and sell travel money with them too. Read on to find out whether they’re the right provider for your travel money needs.

Good for any potential traveller to bear in mind, however, is that while the traditional way of getting travel money is all well and good, there’s a range of digital apps that can make the process even simpler. These include Starling, Revolut and N26. If these new age solutions float your boat, you can read our guide to learn more about them. For the best way to get travel money with Tesco, though, stay right here for all the info.

What services does Tesco offer?

Tesco offers two travel money services:

  1. Buy Online. Home delivery is free, when you spend £500 or more online
  2. Buy In Store. Open seven days a week, most of Tesco’s bureaux are open late on week nights.

What other options are available?

Starling

Take a Starling Bank card on holiday

    • Starling Bank is a great option to take overseas
    • Order now and it can arrive within 3-5 business days
    • No ATM fees
    • No transaction fees

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What currencies can I order through Tesco?

Here’s a list of the countries available to order travel money for:

  • Euro (EUR)
  • Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Bahraini Dinar (BHD)
  • Barbados Dollar (BBD)
  • Brazilian Real (BRL)
  • Brunei Dollar (BND)
  • Bulgarian Lev (BGN)
  • Canadian Dollar (CAD)
  • Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD)
  • Chilean Peso (CLP)
  • Chinese Yuan Renmibi (CNY)
  • Costa Rican Colon (CRC)
  • Croatian Kuna (HRK)
  • Danish Krone (DKK)
  • Dominican Peso (DOP)
  • Egyptian Pound (EGP)
  • Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
  • Hungarian Forint (HUF)
  • Iceland Krona (ISK)
  • Indonesaian Rupiah (IDR)
  • New Israeli Sheqel (ILS)
  • Jamaican Dollar (JMD)
  • Japanese Yen (JPY)
  • Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
  • Kenyan Shilling (KES)
  • Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)
  • Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
  • Mauritius Rupee (MUR)
  • Mexican Peso (MXN)
  • New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
  • Norwegian Krone (NOK)
  • Omani Rial (OMR)
  • Papua New Guinean Kina (PGK)
  • Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN)
  • Philippine Peso (PHP)
  • Polish Zloty (PLN)
  • Qatari Rial (QAR)
  • Saudi Riyal (SAR)
  • Singapore Dollar (SGD)
  • South African Rand (ZAR)
  • Swedish Krona (SEK)
  • Swiss Franc (CHF)
  • New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)
  • Thai Baht (THB)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD)
  • Turkish Lira (TRY)
  • UAE Dirham (AED)
  • US Dollar (USD)

How much can I transfer with Tesco?

For your security as well as Tesco’s, there are some limits on how much you can order and collect.

You can order between £50 to £2,500 online.

How soon can I get my money?

Tesco will email you an order confirmation, and will confirm your exact delivery date. The table below shows the earliest time your money can be delivered.

Order DateDelivery Date
Before 2pm, Monday to ThursdayNext working day before 1pm
After 2pm, Monday to WednesdayTwo working days later before 1pm
After 2pm on Thursday, and before 2pm on FridaySaturday or Monday before 1pm (no guarantee on Saturday deliveries)
After 2pm on Friday and any time on Saturday
and Sunday
Tuesday before 1pm

How safe is my money?

Tesco Travel Money uses the same delivery service as Travelex, so they know what they’re doing. If, however, there is a problem with your order you can contact Tesco directly and they will deal with your issue.

Are there any fees I might have to pay?

When you spend £500 or more online, home delivery is free.

For online orders less than £500, you pay £3.95 for delivery.

Compare the best banking apps for going abroad

Updated September 22nd, 2019
Name Product Foreign ATM withdrawals Foreign transactions fee Card cost Delivery speed
Free
No fees
Free
Between 3-5 working days
Everything you get from a current account, but with new features for mobile living. (E.g. Goals for saving, spending catgorisation, interest on your balances)
£200 free monthly
No fees
Free with finder.com, otherwise card delivery is £4.99
Up to 9 working days
App-based current account with loads of extra features. (e.g. Real time transactions, payment categorisation, save spare change, free international money transfers, buy cryptocurrency)
N26
1.7% of amount drawn
No fees
Free
5-7 working days
App-based bank account that can be used on the go in any EU country. All about the ease of sending and saving money.
Withdrawals of £200/$200/€200 or more – free
smaller withdrawals – a charge of £1.50 per withdrawal

No transaction fees (if you spend in one of the 18 wallet currencies)
Free
Between 3-5 working days in the UK, or within 10 days if you live outside the UK

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    AndreaOctober 8, 2018

    My son has a tesco travel money card and is in america. He has forgotten his pin number. What can he/we do to help him please?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      joelmarceloOctober 9, 2018Staff

      Hi there,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      You can request a new PIN or a reminder if you forget your current PIN online or by phone.

      Online:
      Log in to Online Banking, click on your account and then select Manage account in the top right hand corner. Select the account name, above the sort code and account number on the Account Overview, then choose Request PIN reminder from the menu.

      Enter the last four digits of your card number and choose whether you want to get a new PIN or a reminder of your existing PIN. You’ll receive your PIN number within 2 – 3 working days by post.

      By phone:
      Call them on 0345 678 5678* and they’ll send a new PIN to you. You’ll receive your PIN number within 2 -3 working days by post. It can not be sent overseas so you will have to give the pin to your son once you have it by mail.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    J.August 18, 2018

    Can I swap over 50 euros into pounds at a tesco store

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JoshuaAugust 20, 2018Staff

      Hi J.,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Yes, you may be able to swap over 50 Euros into Pounds at a Tesco Store. However, please note that for security reasons, there are some limits on how much you can order and collect.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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