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Questions about holiday insurance for the over-65s

We love to hear from over 65s who want to insure their holiday with us - it’s great to see older people planning the trip of a lifetime. You may have some questions about how your age affects your policy; we’ve answered some of the most common ones below. If you have any other questions, please giv... Read more

Holiday insurance: What all couples should know before they fly away

Going away with your partner is a chance to relax, forget about work and enjoy some much-needed quality time. You’re probably already imagining swimming in the sea, eating out, and lazy mornings by the pool! It’s your chance to unwind, and focus on soaking up the sun and enjoying a glass or two of l... 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

Six reasons why life insurance is a better gift than an Xbox

OK, OK - you're a bit confused by the title. Fair enough. We're being serious, though. A life insurance policy is a valuable asset, and although it's not necessarily as fun as an Xbox, it's a gift that'll take care of your favourite people if the worst should happen. If you're thinking about treati... Read more

Insurance fraudster ordered to pay back thousands of pounds

A former City insurance employee who made six sham insurance claims to fund jaunts around the world has been handed a suspended jail term and ordered to repay tens of thousands of pounds to his victims at the Old Bailey. Jay Martin Solder, 28, had previously admitted making four fake travel insuran... Read more

How does the Greek economic crisis affect your travel insurance?

**Please note - the FCO no longer advise taking euros in cash to cover the entire duration of your stay; however there are still restrictions on some banking services in Greece. Click here for more information.** The economic crisis in Greece may be causing holidaymakers a lot of worry - what does ... Read more

Tunisia attacks: What you need to know, and what your insurance covers

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have amended their advice to say that no travel should take place to Tunisia unless essential. Read their latest travel advice here. Currently tour operators are flying customers home, and cancelling further trips to Tunisia. Airlines are also engaged in b... Read more

A Brief History of Insurance Throughout The Ages

Where did it all begin? Where did the practice of assessing risk begin, and why? We’ve taken a look at the history of protecting yourself and your loved ones against unforeseen circumstances, and how the world and financial markets have changed to accommodate ever-changing ideas of risk. The art ... Read more

Travel advice: Your insurance and the Brussels attacks

The airport and metro attacks in Brussels have caused widespread travel disruption. Eurostar services to Brussels have been suspended, and there are no flights to or from Brussels Airport. If you’re in Brussels and you want to know how your travel insurance can help you, we’ve answered some FAQs be... Read more

Holiday insurance for groups: Your questions answered

Going on holiday in a large group of friends is a terrific way to make the most of your time off. Imagine how much fun you all have at home - then think about the adventures you’ll have abroad! You’re all packed up and ready to go in departures – and then you spot a delay on the departure board. We... Read more

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