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Escape from the General Election 2015 at the world's remotest locations

If you can't take another minute of politicians leering out of the TV at you (sorry, Ed, that voice - it's too much, even for us), you'd better hold on - Election 2015 fever is picking up, and it'll be making headlines for the next month or so as the victor settles in, and the loser licks their woun... Read more

Five things you’ve always wanted to know about America – but were too afraid to ask

It’s easy to remember we’re in a position of power when we spot gaps in Americans’ knowledge of the UK. “Oh, how droll,” we chuckle, when news reports refer to ‘London, England’. We cast pitying glances when we spot them struggling with negotiating their way around Heathrow. We watch films like Ind... Read more

Chemmy Alcott - travelling with a 10 week old baby

Following the birth of her baby boy Locki in January this year, four-time British Winter Olympian and our brand ambassador Chemmy Alcott has long gone back to her demanding work duties. Juggling between sleepless nights, her work as a ski race coach and TV presenter, as well as a hectic travel sched... Read more

The FCA proposes to ban opt-out selling

In a move that will delight consumers and watchdogs alike, the Financial Conduct Authority is set to ban opt-out selling in financial services markets. Last year, the general insurance market was reviewed, and add-ons were put under the microscope. This is thought to be the reason for the regulator... Read more

Columbus Wins Best Online Travel Insurance Provider 2014 award

We are proud to announce that Columbus Direct has won a prestigious Your Money award – Best Online Travel Insurance Provider 2014. This is the second time we have won the award, the last time being in 2012. Now in their 17th year, the Your Money Awards are the longest standing awards in the industry... Read more

Search & Rescue Infographic

If you suffer an injury on the slopes you may need to be airlifted to the local hospital and, in cases of serious injury, you may need to be repatriated home. The cost of repatriation will always be at your expense, fortunately travel insurance is there to pick up this bill. Repatriation cover co... Read more

Avalanche Dangers

Avalanches are a way of life in the mountains. There are many risk factors but, if you take note of some sensible pointers, you will have minimised any risk as much as you possibly can. Avalanches occur because snow is deposited in successive layers during the winter and then, subsequently, one lay... Read more

Off Piste Ski Guide

Make sure you’re covered for that fresh, untouched snow with off piste ski insurance Most experienced skiers or snowboarders are tempted at some stage by the thrill of that fresh snow, but do they always think about covering themselves with off piste skiing insurance?  Skiing the same set runs eac... Read more

Council benefits officer jailed for £88k travel insurance fraud

A council benefits officer who lied to insurers 28 times, claiming poor health meant he’d had to cancel his holiday, was jailed for two years last week at Leicester Crown Court. Between 2007 and 2011, Umesh Gordhan took out travel insurance policies that covered holiday cancellations with multiple ... Read more

Bahrain Anniversary Protests

14th February 2013 Last updated at 10:15 GMT Hundreds have taken to the streets to mark the second anniversary of an uprising in the Sunni-ruled kingdom The Bahraini government has announced an investigation into the death of teenage boy during protests marking the second anniversary of a failed u... Read more

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