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American Express Travellers Cheques

Learn more about Travellers Cheques

Travellers Cheques are easy to use—and are a safe way to protect your money whenever you travel.

Travellers Cheques Mean Peace of Mind

  • Protect your travel money. Travellers Cheques may be refunded if lost or stolen.*
  • Protect yourself against identity theft. If they’re lost or stolen, don’t worry—Travellers Cheques aren’t tied to your bank account and contain limited personal details.
  • Save money compared to other payment methods. Unlike using an ATM, there are no withdrawal fees. You can cash in your Cheques for local currency wherever you are.**
  • Make budgeting easier. Spend a fixed amount by only using Travellers Cheques.
  • Choose the currency you need. Get them in Canadian Dollars, U.S. Dollars or Euros. (Japanese Yen and Australian Dollars are also available at select locations. Please call ahead to confirm availability.)
  • When traveling abroad, avoid fluctuating exchange rates. When you buy Travellers Cheques in other currencies, you lock into the rate when you buy.
  • Travellers Cheques are backed by American Express. For more than 100 years, our Travellers Cheques have helped travellers protect their money.
  • Buy from an authorized seller Purchase Travellers Cheques securely from an authorized seller near you.***

How to Use Travellers Cheques

  • 1. Sign As soon as possible, sign your name in the upper left corner to help protect yourself in case of loss or theft.
  • 2. Record Write down your serial numbers and keep them with you when you travel, separate from your Travellers Cheques.
  • 3. Protect Safeguard your Travellers Cheques as you would cash.
  • 4. Use To pay, sign your Travellers Cheque in the lower left-hand corner in front of the person accepting your Cheques.