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Press release   •   Apr 22, 2015 10:00 BST

How Much? - Post Office Travel Money Launches

Free Currency Converter App

For New Apple Watch 

  • UK’s No 1 Travel Money provider launches Free App to help take the effort out of checking overseas prices for travellers
  • Currency converter and live daily rates enable tourists to see how much something costs instantly, even when offline
  • Buy-back rates added to calculate how much leftover holiday cash is worth
  • Overseas visitors to the UK can also calculate prices from sterling into own currency

Post Office, the UK’s Number One travel money provider is launching a free Currency Converter Watch App, which can be downloaded free from the App Store or Watch App Store.

This new app will help Apple Watch wearers, whether holidaymakers or business travellers, take the effort out of budgeting for overseas travel. The app gives access to live daily exchange rates for up to 70 currencies and these can be used to calculate the cost of overseas expenses – from dining out to holiday essentials such as sun cream and insect repellent.

Used by voice, tap or force touch, the Currency Converter App hosts a simple ‘how much is that’ converter, which means wearers can find out quickly how much an item costs when they are overseas, even when offline. Post Office buy-back exchange rates have also been added to the Apple Watch App, allowing tourists to calculate how much their unused currency is worth. The App can also be used by overseas visitors allowing them to, calculate their costs whilst visiting the UK.

Andrew Brown of Post Office Travel Money said: “Our new free currency converter app is a great tool for holidaymakers this summer, helping people budget before, during and after their holiday. The simple currency converter allows the Apple Watch wearer to find out how much something costs instantly, whether that’s a cup of coffee in Paris or an ice cream in Majorca. And there is no need to worry about roaming charges, as the rates are stored offline so holidaymakers can see currency values and calculate prices without internet access.”

About the Post Office

The Post Office (Post Office Limited) has an unrivalled national network of over 11,500 branches across the UK, more than all the high street banks combined, and sits at the heart of communities in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. The Post Office has made a commitment to maintaining its network of branches at its current size and reach. It provides around 170 different products and services spanning financial services including savings, insurance, loans, mortgages and credit cards; Government services; telephony; foreign currency; travel insurance and mail services.

The Post Office serves over 17 million customers a week and a third of small businesses. Some 99.7% of the total population live within three miles of a post office and over 97% live with one mile of a post office. For many rural communities, the post office is the only retail outlet. Post Offices branches remain highly valued and trusted, and are the focal point of many communities. For more information, visit http://www.postoffice.co.uk/.

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