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.

New travel insurance service to signpost specialist providers

Monday, 25 June 2018 | News

A new service that redirects people with specialist travel insurance needs, such as cover for cancer and pre-existing medical conditions, to appropriate providers is to be set up.

Independent travellers must check their insurance policies, warns Defaqto

Thursday, 14 June 2018 | News

Two-thirds of travel insurance policies (65%) do not offer cover for independent holidaymakers in the event of accommodation or excursion providers going bust, according to financial information provider Defaqto.

Car rental insurance warning for holidaymakers

Thursday, 07 June 2018 | News

Holidaymakers renting cars this summer are being warned to avoid extortionate add-on insurance policies.

Visa technical issue resolved

Monday, 04 June 2018 | News

Problems with Visa card payment services, which affected Visa debit and credit cards, have been resolved following a hardware failure on Friday, which left consumers across Europe unable to make payments.

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.