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How will the Greek financial crisis affect your holiday and 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 troubling events in Greece have prompted many holidaymakers to worry about their u... 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

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

Kingfisher Airlines Halts Overseas Operations

Crisis for the embattled Indian carrier, Kingfisher, escalated further as the indebted airline chose to stall all of its international operations and drastically reduce its local routes in an effort to cut costs. However analysts believe that this move will not help Kingfisher as it draws closer to ... Read more

Low-cost Spanish airline Spanair collapses

TravelMole.com has today reported the collapse of Low-cost Spanish airline Spanair. The Barcelona-based airline has ceased operations leading to 647 flight cancellations and leaving more than 20,000 passengers stranded. UK low cost airlines, EasyJet and Ryanair are both offering options to passeng... Read more

Columbus nominated as Best Travel Insurance Provider

At a time when the financial sector is under the spotlight perhaps more than ever before, the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards showcase the very best financial sector products available to the public. The awards are a combination of honest customer feedback and an assessment of the products technical mer... Read more

Up and coming destinations for 2013

Up and coming destinations for 2013… We’re taking a look at the up and coming destinations that have set the travel industry abuzz for 2013 – get in before the tourist hoards for unspoilt beaches and a more authentic travel experience – you could bag a bargain too… Manmar British travellers have ... Read more

Columbus Direct shortlisted for Travel Insurance Provider of the Year Award

It gives us great pleasure to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Travel Insurance Provider of the Year Award in The Consumer Moneyfacts Survey ! According to MoneyFacts Group, Columbus Direct, "is shortlisted because its products are technically amongst the best in their field". Now you... 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

Keep your holiday off social media if you want your insurance claims to stand up

You might think it's fun to brag about your upcoming holiday on Facebook, but it could do more harm than good if you need to claim on your home insurance. If your post pictures, allow your page to revel your location or mention the dates that you'll be away, your payout may be refused. You may not... Read more

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