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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 can be refunded if they're lost or stolen, so you can get your money back quickly, usually within 24 hours.*
  • Protect yourself against identity theft. If they're lost or stolen, don't worry—Travellers Cheques are not tied to your bank account or any personal information.
  • Save money compared to other payment methods. Unlike using an ATM, there are no withdrawal fees. You can easily 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. Available in 5 international currencies and various denominations : US Dollar, Euro, Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar and Japanese Yen.
  • When travelling abroad, avoid fluctuating exchange rates. When you buy Travellers Cheques in other currencies, you may lock in 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.

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.