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New travel insurance policies released for older travellers and cancer patients

Older travellers and those with pre-existing medical conditions can find it difficult to find travel insurance cover, but new products could now make it much easier. If you are aged over 65 or suffer/have suffered from a serious illness, finding adequate and affordable travel insurance cover can be ...
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New pay-per-day travel insurance product tracks your location and automatically charges you when you’re abroad

New product from financial tech firm Revolut automatically triggers when you are on holiday and charges per day, as an alternative to arranging travel insurance before you go. Financial technology company Revolut has launched a new pay-per-day travel insurance policy that uses the geolocation technology in your phone ...
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Can drinking too much on holiday void your travel insurance?

Alcohol exclusions on travel insurance policies are becoming more and more common, due to the number of claims made after heavy drinking on holiday. Holidaymakers have been reminded by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to check the small print of their travel insurance policies to see if an ...
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Claiming for lost baggage on your home insurance could get you FOUR times as much as claiming on travel insurance

Many holidaymakers don’t know that not only could they claim on their home contents policy, but it is also likely to pay out more than a travel insurance policy. If you are the victim of theft while on holiday you could get as much as four times more ...
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British Holidaymaker Left High and Dry in Mexico by Travel Insurer Unwilling to Foot Medical Bills, Who Cites Failure to Admit Pre-existing Health Condition

Once again highlighting the importance of always declaring any pre-existing medical conditions a would-be travel insurance policyholder might have, whilst arranging (and subsequently agreeing to and biding by the contractual obligations of) far-reaching cover, is a news story currently doing the rounds; involving a holidaymaker who is effectively ...
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Holidaymakers Declaring Pre-existing Medical Conditions Being Urged to Shop Around, Otherwise Risk Being Ripped off According to Experts

The nation’s go-to consumer champion has found that British holidaymakers who disclose their pre-existing medical conditions might well be stumping up hundreds of pounds, needlessly on travel insurance policies. Having recently conducted its own investigation into 10 leading travel policy providers’ approach to pre-existing medical conditions, www.which.co.uk discovered ...
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Travel Insurance Policies Could Rise Significantly Should the UK Vote to Leave the EU, Warn Experts

The continuing debate over whether the UK should stay or go (from a Brexit perspective) rumbles on as we edge ever closer to the impending EU ‘in out’ referendum which is pencilled in to take place this June; and to decide once and for all if Britain is ...
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Birmingham Airport Blunder Highlights One of The More Extreme Reasons Why Your Travel Insurer Might Not Pay-out

There are various excuses as to why people can miss flights, ranging from accidentally going to the wrong terminal, failing to hear their flight being called and under-estimating how long it would take them to reach their boarding gate through to accidentally waiting at the wrong boarding gate, ...
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Experts Urge Holidaymakers Seeking Travel Insurance to Give ‘Packaged’ Bank Account-offered Versions a Wide Berth

Holidaymakers are being warned that they shouldn’t simply rely on the travel insurance policies which come as part and parcel of a bank account they’ve previously arranged, due to the inescapable fact that such coverage offered in this less orthodox context falls short of consumer expectations; and more ...
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Fraudulent EHIC-peddlers Again Highlight Why There’s No Substitute for Dedicated Travel Insurance Policies

Various news outlets are reporting that UK holidaymakers and travellers should be on the look-out for European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) scammers this summer, as fraudsters try to cash in on tourists who haven’t been suitably briefed on the basics of EHIC. Rogue traders are hoping to take ...
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