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Published on January 13th, 2020 | by Sam Rose

How to Access Your Cash at the Post Office

Did you know that you can access your cash at the Post Office? In our latest article, we explain how you can utilize a range of banking services at your local Post Office branch!

The world of banking has transformed over the past few years.

Unfortunately, its led to the closure of banks across the country and the rise of contactless payments over the usage of physical coins and notes when making purchases.

But it’s not all doom and gloom for if you want to access your cash the traditional way, as the Post Office have made it easy to use most regular banking services just by visiting your local Post Office branch!

Here’s how you can access your cash at the Post Office.

Accessing Your Bank Account at the Post Office

It’s simple to access your bank account using a Post Office – there are no special requirements or forms to fill out, all you need is a current Personal or Business banking account with any of the following providers:

  • Allied Irish (GB)
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Bank of Scotland
  • Barclays
  • Cahoot
  • Cashplus
  • Clydesdale
  • Co-Op
  • Danske
  • First Direct
  • First Trust (FTB)
  • Halifax
  • Handelsbanken
  • HSBC
  • Lloyds
  • Metro
  • Nationwide
  • NatWest
  • RBS
  • Santander
  • Smile
  • Starling Bank
  • Thinkmoney
  • TSB
  • Ulster
  • Virgin Money
  • Yorkshire

Aside from this, you will also just need to bring with you:

Your card and PIN number when withdrawing money from your account
A pre-printed paying in slip to pay in money to your account or to pay in a cheque
An envelope when making a cheque deposit

It’s important to note however, that available banking services in your local Post Office branch may differ depending on the banking provider your account belongs to – a full table containing this information can be found here.

Additionally, when paying in cheques, it may take a day or two longer in order to appear in your account than it would if it was to be deposited at a banking branch and when using the Post Office for banking, you won’t unfortunately be able to do any of the following:

Open new banking products (loans, overdrafts, new accounts etc.)
• Set up standing orders
• Report a lost or stolen bank card
• Receive personalized advice

Will I Be Charged for Banking at the Post Office?

Whilst it’s completely free to access your cash at the Post Office, there may be a fee for using certain services depending on the banking provider your account belongs to, so it’s advisable to speak to your bank for more details if you need to access a service using your Post Office branch other than cash withdrawals.

When You Can Access Your Cash at the Post Office

As the name of this service, ‘Everyday Banking’, suggests, you can access your cash at the Post Office whenever your local branch is open – for some, this is usually every day!

It’s best to check beforehand however if your nearest Post Office branch is open on evenings and at weekends though to save yourself from making a wasted trip when planning to access your cash or use banking services during these periods of the week.

We’ve included a few Post Office branch opening times on our blog that you can view at any time, but for the full list of branches in your area, it’s worth using the Post Office’s Branch Finder tool.

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