Post Office Card Account

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th April 2014.

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Photo of Peter Aldous Peter Aldous Conservative, Waveney

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions his Department has had (a) with Post Office Ltd and (b) other payment services providers on offering a wider range of payment outlets at which Post Office card account customers can access pensions and benefits.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Post Office card account can be accessed at any one of around 11,500 branches across the post office network.

No discussions have taken place with Post Office Ltd or other payment services providers about offering a wider range of payment outlets and there are currently no plans to extend the number of outlets at which Post Office card account customers can access pensions and benefits.

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