Travel insurance

10 tips when buying travel insurance

After a long, cold winter many people are planning holidays and short breaks to the UK, Europe and beyond.

Crackdown on pricey insurance renewals launched

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | News

Insurance customers renewing policies in future may benefit from cheaper prices as the industry has promised to tackle the excessive premium differences that most insurers offer longstanding customers while new customers...

Holidaymakers miss out on valuable cancellation cover

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 | News

More than half (58%) of holidaymakers are leaving travel insurance as an afterthought and risk losing out on valuable cancellation cover should something go wrong. 

Check travel insurance small print, warns Financial Ombudsman

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 | News

Holidaymakers have been urged to check the small print of their travel insurance policies by the Financial Ombudsman Service as it publishes its latest complaints data.

Co-op launches into travel insurance market

Saturday, 27 January 2018 | News

Co-op Insurance has launched into the travel insurance market, targeting customers who are unable to pay large costs up front when they make a claim.

Check your cruise is covered – four in 10 policies don’t protect trips as standard

Monday, 08 January 2018 | News

Holidaymakers booking cruise trips are being urged to ensure their travel insurance covers them on the high seas.

Less than one in five travel policies covers winter sports: Check you’re insured

Friday, 15 December 2017 | News

Under one in five (19%) annual travel insurance policies covers winter sports as standard, while only one in 10 (12%) single trip policies provides coverage on the slopes.

Planning a staycation? Beware the pitfalls of relying on your home insurance

Friday, 30 June 2017 | News

Brits planning a staycation are being warned to make sure they have the right insurance in place, as loading up the car and heading for the coast comes with the same pitfalls as any holiday.

Regulator to probe travel insurance market for cancer sufferers

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 | News

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched an industry consultation to see how the travel insurance market can be improved for people with cancer.

Travelling to Europe? Don’t confuse EHICs with travel insurance – you need both

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 | News

Holidaymakers have been warned by GoCompare.com to check their travel insurance cover, and to ensure they are not over-reliant on their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Last minute holidaymakers miss out on cancellation cover

Friday, 28 April 2017 | News

More than half of holidaymakers purchase travel insurance in the week before their departure, even though this means missing out on the benefits of cancellation cover.