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Ski and snowboard theft: How can you protect yourself?

Having your kit stolen or damaged is bound to put a dampener on your winter sports holiday - so how can you protect yourself? The Ski Club of Great Britain has done some research into winter sports theft, and discovered that one in eight people - that’s 13% of winter sports holidaymakers - have had... Read more

Protect your income with Columbus Direct

We're delighted to announce that we've launched our new direct to consumer income protection product. With cover starting from £2.20 per month†, we've developed our new cover to make income protection more affordable. It provides different levels of cover, including accident and sickness, unemploym... Read more

Staying safe on a singles holiday

A singles holiday can be so much fun and present plenty of opportunities to meet new people and perhaps even meet that 'special someone'. However, if you're traveling abroad solo, it's important to take a few precautionary steps to ensure that you stay safe. Sometimes guys can feel invincible when ... Read more

Erratic unemployment figures show the need for income insurance

As the banking sector starts to recover and evaluate what happens next after HSBC announced their plans to cut 25,000 jobs last week, we've taken a look at redundancy in the UK - and where you're most likely to lose your job. Redundancies in the UK have fallen gradually since 2010 as the economy gr... Read more

How to avoid injuries while you’re on the slopes

When pro skier Ian McIntosh plunged down a mountain after attempting a ski stunt which went horribly wrong, he fell almost 2,000 feet in under a minute. Luckily, he was relatively unharmed after the fall and was able to walk away, but anyone who saw the video was left in no doubt - skiing can be a d... Read more

Sunburned Brits urged to take care during Sun Awareness Week

It's Sun Awareness Week, and a new study of 1,000 British adults has shown that Brits aren't taking sun safety as seriously as they should. A new study conducted by the British Association of Dermatologists has revealed that nearly three out of four Britons suffered sunburn last year, doubling thei... Read more

Travel insurance and children: Can you travel with a baby?

Congratulations on your new arrival! Taking a trip with your baby is a lot of fun - you’re probably looking forward to showing them the sights. Babies are normally astounded by the simplest things, so just imagine what they’ll make of your trip! This is the perfect time to bond as a family and make... Read more

Top tips to ensure you stay safe this festival season

Festival season's almost here - but the fun isn't just limited to the UK. There's so much going on in other countries - and we want to make sure you're always safe, and ready to have fun. We've put together some guidelines which cover the best practices for avoiding theft, injury and illness while ... 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

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

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