Travel



Thanks to the internet the UK is jetting off to even further destinations and taking part in even more daring activities. Insuring your travels is no longer seen as a costly extra but as a required investment. As most insurance policies are under a hundred pounds you won’t find hugely competitive price wars as you do with car insurers, the last thing you want is your holiday insurance being stripped bare for the sake of a few pounds! The main things to watch out for are the extras like accommodation, not just a refund if your flights are cancelled. Such extras can make the world of difference in a very stressful situation.

Although nowhere near as popular as it is today, travel insurance was generally bought from your travel agent as you purchased your holiday. These days not only is there a even larger number of holiday retailers but the number of travel insurers has also soared. Like car insurance the range of products is limited – i.e. single trip, annual cover, backpacking and winter sports – but the variations in levels of cover are vast and although there is an increasing trend of people searching out the cheapest possible car insurance due to hundreds of pounds difference in premiums, insuring your travels is not a place to skimp as the difference between insurers is often a matter of ?5-?10.

  • LV Liverpool Victoria Insurance Services liverpool-victoriaThe name is well known and long established in the insurance services industry but the recent facelift seems to have done wonders for this stalwart and should now appeal to a much broader section of UK car drivers. Curious as to why they didn’t go the wh … » Get a Quote
  • American Express Insurance Services american-expressAs a worldwide financial lender, the move for American Express into travel insurance seems only logical the move into home and car insurances maybe not so much but let’s wait and see what happens there. Amex’s travel insurance is certainly … » Get a Quote
  • Endsleigh Insurance Services endsleighEndsleigh insurance services is one of the most comprehensive companies we have come across when it comes to that all-in-one insurer search. They cover every thing from your car to your pet to your kids musical instruments whilst at university. Although not … » Get a Quote
  • Columbus Direct Insurance Services columbus-directColumbusDirect is a leading travel insurance specialist selling direct to the public with a quick, efficient and hassle-free service. The Columbus Executive plan for commercial customers adds additional protection against Business related difficulties such … » Get a Quote
  • Insurance Choice Insurance Services insurancechoiceWhilst this Leamington Spa based broker offers the usual home, travel and motor insurance policies that you see on countless websites, it also has a range of cover that far exceeds the normal types. Even under the regular headings there is non-st … » Get a Quote
  • Tesco Insurance Services tescoAlthough they started out in food and drink, Tescos has branched out into clothing, financial services, electronics, the Internet, software, telecommunications, CD … » Get a Quote
  • Nationwide Insurance Services nationwideAlthough having insured homes for many years along side their mortgage products, the Nationwide Building Society insurance family has grown to include car, travel and life insurances. Currently Nationwide’s house insurance comes with a guarantee quite diff … » Get a Quote
  • Swinton Insurance Services swintonA brokerage which has been in business, and making news, since the late 1950’s. They took their name from the small town near Salford, Manchester where the first branch was opened and have always been trendsetters – being the first to offer new options on c … » Get a Quote
  • Privilege Insurance Services privilegePrivilege certainly tries to be different in the field of car insurance by offering the same savings available from other insurers but with more benefits. With 4 years no claims discount already in your pocket they guarantee to beat your car renewal quote. … » Get a Quote
  • RBS Insurance Services rbsIn common with many other institutions within the financial sector, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group is likely to remain tainted for a long time by the fallout from the so-called credit crunch. Nevertheless, it is a very large and longstanding organisation, … » Get a Quote
  • Green Insurance Company Insurance Services greeninsurancecompanyTo many, green car insurance is an oxymoron. However, no matter which side of man-made-climate-change debate you fall on, eco-friendly products continue to sell well and this company’s products are no exception. Founded in 2007 by Managing Director Andrew M … » Get a Quote
  • Virgin Insurance Services virginThe Virgin brand seems to be taking over the world these days and is likely to spread even further when Virgin Galactic takes up its first space tourist. However, at $200,000 a ticket, none of us are in the queue. Virgin Money at www.virginmoney. … » Get a Quote
  • GoCompare.com Insurance Services gocompareLaunched as recently as November 2006. Gocompare.com reckons it prepared 11.6 million car insurance quotations in its first two years and was turning out one million a month by the end of 2008. Its cheapest quote was £60.90 for a 52-year old man drivi … » Get a Quote
  • Debenhams Insurance Services debenhamsinsuranceAlthough known mainly as a high street retailer, with 145 stores across the UK and Ireland, Debenhams has, like several other store companies, expanded into the insurance market. The company’s products are featured on various websites (such as w … » Get a Quote
  • InsureFor.com Insurance Services insureforBased in Crawley, West Sussex and near to Gatwick Airport, it’s perhaps not surprising that this company specialises in travel insurance. All policies are provided by Europ Assistance Holdings Ltd, which is part of the Worldwide Europ Assistance Group…. » Get a Quote
  • 1Stop Travel Insurance Services 1stoptravelinsuranceThis Essex-based provider offers what it claims to be cheap travel insurance for UK residents. Quotations and purchases can be handled through the website or, in case of special circumstances such as pre-existing medical conditions, through its Basildon cal … » Get a Quote
  • JLT Insurance Services jltinsuranceAs a provider of ‘virtual insurance solutions (possibly meaning they insure Tron’s bike races) JLT Online offers a range of specialist policies that puts it firmly into the niche market. It started life as Pavilion Insurance in 1997 with a single pro … » Get a Quote
  • Homeserve Insurance Services homeserveConcentrating on the specialist market of home emergency cover, Homeserve isn’t your typical insurance company. Indeed, it started life in 1993 as a joint venture between South Staffordshire Water and Richard Harpin Fastfix with the specific aim of plugging … » Get a Quote
  • AXA Sun Life Direct Insurance Services axasunlifedirectWith retired chat show host Sir Michael Parkinson fronting its advertising campaigns and Gloria Hunniford and June Whitfield having previously fulfilled the same role, it is not surprising that Sun Life Direct specialises in the over 50s market. (Though dro … » Get a Quote
  • TempCover.com Insurance Services tempcoverMotor insurers in the UK mostly expect a long-term arrangement from their customers with policies covering a 12-month period and automatic renewals to ensure loyalty. This can be a problem when people want to test drive a privately sold car, use someone els … » Get a Quote