Friday, 29 August 2014

Send money home or abroad

Do you need to transfer money? Make a donation to charity? Pay a bill? Your Post Office offers a variety of secure methods for sending money nationally and internationally. Remember: If you must send cash by post you should always use a Registered Post envelope!

How does it work?

You can send money nationally by Postal Money Orders and Western Union, and internationally by Western Union, Eurogiro, and Sterling Draft. All these services can be carried out quickly and securely at Post Offices around the country, except Eurogiro which is available at selected Post Offices nationwide.

If you are you sending money nationally you can use our Postal Money Order service. If you need to make an immediate cash transfer, use Western Union. Just go to your local Post Office to carry out the transaction.

If you are you sending money internationally you can choose from Eurogiro, Sterling Draft or Western Union. Eurogiro is suitable if you are sending money to Europe. Eurogiro is currently available to a number of European countries including Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, and Switzerland. The benefits of this service mean that you can transfer money in the currency of the receiving country and it is paid to the recipient in cash or lodged to a bank account. You can send up to the equivalent of €1,904.61 for payment in cash. It is a very cost effective method of sending money internationally. This service is carried out at most Post Offices. Transfers are completed within four working days.

An Post also operates an inbound Eurogiro service for receipt of foreign payments.

You can also purchase Sterling Drafts which are suitable for making cost effective sterling payments to many countries worldwide. These drafts are available at selected Post Offices. You can send up to £2,000 sterling per transaction. The sterling draft is lodged to the recipient's bank account.

Western Union Money Transfer is suitable if you need to send money quickly. Recipients pick can up their money in local currency in minutes. Among the benefits of this service is its

Global coverage. You can send money to over 212,000 agents, located in over 190 countries worldwide. No bank account is required. The recipient picks up money at a Western Union Agency.

About the IPU

The Irish Postmasters’ Union is the Representative Body for Postmasters in Ireland. We represent approximately 90% of Postmasters throughout the Country. Our role is to act as the voice of Postmasters in dealing with An Post in matters such as remuneration, contractual issues and technological developments.

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The Irish Postmasters’ Union is the Representative Body for Postmasters in Ireland representing 90% of all Postmasters. Our role is to act as the voice of Postmasters in dealing with An Post in matters such as remuneration, contractual issues and technological developments.

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Pay Your Bills

To pay your bill at the Post office just bring it with you, and we’ll handle your payment for you - free. BillPay is An Post's free bill payment service. You can pay a variety of bills free of charge at your local Post Office including telephone, gas, cable, electricity, TV and Local Authority Payments.

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