Travel Insurance

54 per cent of festival goers are putting their valuables at risk by not having adequate insurance

Brits risking their valuables at festivals, says new research

Some 54 per cent of festival goers are putting their valuables at risk by not having adequate insurance

More young people carrying out insurance fraud

7% of young holidaygoers have committed travel insurance fraud

Seven per cent of holiday makers aged between 18 and 34 have carried out travel insurance fraud

Switch current accounts to take advantage of benefits

The top five current accounts to switch to for cash and benefits

If you have never switched current accounts there are some very enticing options for 2013. Choose from free cash, free insurance, no overdraft fees or cashback.

M&S Bank has launched a New Year offer on its Premium current accounts

M&S Premium current account offers £600 of freebies for £20pm

M&S Bank has launched a New Year offer on its Premium current accounts with or without travel insurance costing £15 or £20 per month respectively with freebies valued at £337 or £582 annually.

The cost of medical treatment for skiers went up last winter in four of the six most popular destinations

Winter sports travel insurance warning as claims costs rise

Sainsbury's Bank Travel Insurance is warning that the cost of claims have risen in four of the six most popular destinations for winter sports holidaymakers.

Travel insurance is necessary for a UK holiday too

Why travel insurance is vital even if your holiday is in the UK

Just because you are not getting on a plane doesn't mean you don't require travel insurance if you are going away for a short break in the UK.

Save on city hotels with JustBook and our exclusive offer for readers

Exclusive offer: Save an extra £20 on discounted city hotels!

JustBook is a new app that allows you to make same day bookings after midday to get hotels at discount prices – and readers can get a further 20% off.

Keep up to date on the new ATOL changes affecting travel insurance

How is your travel insurance affected by ATOL changes?

Recent changes to the protection offered by ATOL for flights and holidays have some benefits, but do they replace the security of a comprehensive travel policy?

Which? reports flights are cheaper in midweek

Flights cost less in midweek, says Which? report

New research from consumer group Which? shows that travellers can save significant sums of money by being flexible over the day of the week and time of day they choose to travel.

Searching online for a holiday can save you money

Online or agent? How to find the cheapest holiday

Searching online to find a cheaper holiday is becoming more popular, but is using the inside information a high street travel agent has a better bet?

Travel insurance is a vital part of a holiday

How to find the right travel insurance policy

The weather in the UK will drive many away to sunnier places this year but if you are travelling make sure you get the right travel insurance policy. Our guide shows you what to look for.

The FSA has published new rules on packaged bank accounts

FSA publishes new rules on insurance in packaged bank accounts

The Financial Service Authority (FSA) has published new rules surrounding the eligibility of customers to claim on insurance products included within packaged bank accounts.

Helpful hints for Europe-bound drivers

Post Office offers top tips for driving in Europe

Thanks to the strong pound, driving in Europe will cost less this year in almost every motoring holiday destination, according to the Post Office.

Make sure your prized possessions are protected

Don’t let tent thieves wreck your festival fun

Festival goers are being urged to make sure their possessions are protected while they party away from home this summer.

Many unaware of travel cover, poll reveals

One in five holidaymakers don’t know if they are insured

A fifth of Brits don't bother with travel insurance, think they are protected under another policy such as health, or simply don't know if they are covered.

Ensure you have sufficient and appropriate travel insurance before you go on holiday

Travel insurance top tips ahead of Easter holidays

If you are going on holiday this Easter make sure you have the right travel insurance. Check out these top tips before you buy.

Take steps to protect yourself on winter break

Top tips from Hiscox for half term ski trips

Heading to the slopes this half term? Specialist insurer Hiscox is offering some helpful hints for those embarking on a winter break.

Bank and card companies will reduce some charges for foreign currency transactions

OFT pressure leads to cut in currency and holiday money charges

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has pledged to improve the service to travellers and holidaymakers by cutting charges on foreign currency and bank card use abroad.

Thomas Cook has announced the closure of 200 UK stores

Thomas Cook aims to reduce debts by shutting 200 UK stores

Struggling holiday operator, Thomas Cook will shut 200 UK stores with the loss of 660 jobs as it tries to reduce its debt and raise its share price.

Hiscox launches new travel insurance policy

Hiscox launches new travel insurance policy

A new travel insurance policy has been launched by specialist insurer Hiscox.

Find out the precautions to take this winter re insurance

Top winter insurance tips's latest guide to insurance shows you how to get through winter without having to make an insurance claim.

Winter sports fans urged to seek adequate travel insurance

Winter sports fans urged to seek adequate travel insurance

Fans of winter sports have been urged to seek appropriate travel insurance in order to ensure themselves and their belongings are protected.

Thomas Cook are in talks with banks over a new £100m loan

Thomas Cook in crisis loan talks as shares fall by 95% since Jan

Iconic UK travel firm, Thomas Cook has seen its share price drop sharply after entering in emergency talks with banks to secure a further £100 million loan.

Uninsured travellers put their financial security at risk

One in five still travelling without insurance

A fifth of travellers heading abroad fail to buy appropriate levels of insurance for their trip.

If you are planning a gap year you need to organise your finances to save money

The ultimate guide to gap year finance

August sees a dramatic rise in the search for comprehensive travel insurance polices for long-term travellers but there are other areas of your finances that you need to take control of too, says Kate Saines.

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