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Why you need life insurance

If you think that you can forego life insurance, think again.It's true that it has a few other functions - for instance, protecting key employees in businesses and paying potential estate taxes. However, most people will buy it to protect their loved ones in case something happens to them.It's a mor... Read more

Guide to Snowboxx 2016 for skiers and snowboarders

There's no denying it; Snowboxx is the last word in ski and snowboarding chic. What’s the story? Now in its fourth year, Snowboxx has pulled out all the stops; this year revellers can expect a brand new festival village, ultra-secret mountain parties, pool parties with a tropical theme, and park c... Read more

About the Arctic Circle Race 2015

The Arctic Circle Race is one of the most gruelling challenges on the planet. Covering 160km of Greenland’s west coast, the route stretches through the countryside around Sisimiut, a small fishing town, where the race officially starts and finishes. The route takes competitors through magnificent,... Read more

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 nightmares and how to avoid them

From dealing with travel sickness to knowing how and when to get in touch with the British Embassy, if something goes wrong on your trip, knowing what to do can save you time and stress. We've compiled a set of simple tips and tricks to keep you happy, safe and well. Ignore them at your peril. M... Read more

Sports and activities covered free with Columbus Direct

When we go away on holiday, most of us just want to be to be covered for a relaxing snorkel or a round of golf on our travel insurance. However, what if you're after a little bit more? We cover 150 sports and activities as standard, so if you're seeking a new challenge, we're the right insurer for ... Read more

Ash Cloud worries for Holidaymakers

The aviation industry has today been warned about potential flight disruptions due to powerful seismic activity recorded at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano in the past three days. The Met Office recorded the earthquake as the strongest in the region since 1996 and upgraded the status to orange – the f... Read more

Schumacher's accident having little effect on winter sports fans

Despite the widespread reporting of Michael Schumacher’s recent accident and subsequent head injury, winter sports enthusiasts are still playing roulette with their lives. We surveyed 3,500 of our customers, and found that over a third (34%) of people would not wear a helmet while on the slopes. Ho... Read more

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office reveals its silliest requests

Can you recommend a Scottish chef in Brussels who can make haggis? How do I adjust my antenna to receive English TV channels in Italy? Can you find me cheap flights to New Zealand? These are just some of the recent enquiries the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has received from around the world. ... Read more

Erratic unemployment figures highlight 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

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