Only 1% commission when you buy at BATIF Foreign Exchange.
American Express Travellers Cheques are a secure way to take money overseas. Cheques can be refunded if lost or stolen, with 24/7 customer support from American Express. Travellers cheques are accepted at thousands of locations worldwide and they never expire.
BATIF can supply American Express travellers cheques in Sterling, Euros and American, Canadian or Australian Dollars.
Travellers cheques do need to be ordered. Just pop into your nearest BATIF location, or telephone us on 723069.
Payment is accepted by debit card or cash and is made at time of collection.
Travellers cheques are available in denominations of 50 and 100.
All travellers cheques issued by BATIF need to be collected in person from our main BATIF office in the Guernsey Information Centre. When collecting, a member of the BATIF team will go through the procedure for using travellers cheques abroad.
Please note that a 1% commission is added to all travellers cheque orders.
Upon your return, BATIF will be happy to convert back to Sterling any of your unused travellers cheques.
Simply pop into the BATIF office in the Guernsey Information Centre and please bring along either your passport or driving licence.
Please be aware that when we are buying back foreign travellers cheques we can only change back into Sterling and not into the foreign currency equivalent.
Here are some useful tips.
- Keep your purchase receipt separate. This contains your unique American Express travellers cheque serial number and contact number. You will need this information if the worst happens and your travellers cheques are lost or stolen
- Never countersign your travellers cheques until you want to use them. Countersigning should only happen in the presence of the person accepting them
- Always try to carry your travellers cheques separate from your wallet, cash and credit cards
- Your passport may be needed when cashing travellers cheques, the accepting party has the right to ask to see I.D before accepting them