An Post has taken the hassle out of money exchange with the launch of its new currency card.

The prepaid and reloadable Mastercard is available at post offices across Dublin and can hold up to ten currencies at one time.

This really is the ultimate travel buddy as it can be used at millions of merchants and ATMs worldwide – either online or in store via contactless payments.

Once loaded the exchange rate of the chosen currency – which is commission free by the way – is locked in.

This means whatever your destination, or destinations if you are lucky enough, you can travel outside the eurozone without having to worry about money orders or exchange rates.

It also allows you to shop online in the local currency of the online retailer without having to incur costly transaction fees or being subject to an exchange rate set by the merchant.

Cardholders can change into the currency of choice with ease via the online portal, and a mobile phone app will be launched later this summer.

Sounds like a win win…