United Kingdom Currency Guide


The currency used across the UK is British Pounds. There are variations between notes printed by different banks in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, but are usually easily interchangeable and are worth the same amount.


ATMs are conveniently located throughout the UK. They are usually either attached to walls in well-lit public areas as well as within shopping centres, banks, service stations and convenience stores. To withdraw money in the UK, don't forget to let your bank back home know of your travel dates for security reasons. International ATM fees can also be expensive so check with your bank before you go. When travelling in the UK countryside, ATMs are more scarce although facilities can still be found at most service stations, post offices and even in the tiniest of villages.


It's always essential to carry some cash with you while travelling overseas. Pre-purchase British Pounds from Travel Money Oz before you fly and avoid paying fees and commissions.

Travel Card

Don't have a credit card? For safe spending, consider taking a prepaid cash card on your UK holiday. A Multi-currency Cash Passport™ allows you to load British Pounds and other currencies onto a card, which you can then use to access your money in the local currency at various ATMS like a debit card and also use wherever MasterCard® is accepted.