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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

Do you live in a burglary hotspot?

Do you know how safe your area is? New research published by MoneySuperMarket has revealed which parts of the UK are likely to be targeted by thieves - and which areas are, statistically, the safest. The research looked at millions of home insurance quotes to  find the postcodes where homeowners are... Read more

Delayed in a manger: Six travel insurance tips for Christmas from the Nativity Story

Overcrowded hotels, unsuitable transportation, marauding soldiers, a pregnant backpacker going into labour; we might think that Christmas travel chaos is a relatively new phenomenon, but a brief analysis of the Nativity Story reveals that all the signs were there 2,000 years ago. Just as the three ... Read more

How to keep your stuff safe at festivals

With the summer about to kick off, the next few months are set to be jam-packed with all-day festivals, weekend offerings and five-day camping extravaganzas, offering music lovers their own personal Mecca - for a few days, at least. Unfortunately, a gathering of 100,000 people in a field can sometim... Read more

Make sure your home insurance claim doesn't get rejected

If you're about to purchase a home insurance policy and you're blithely scrolling through those reams of terms and conditions without reading them, stop. Just stop.Those clever people at The Money Advice Service have compiled a list of things that could invalidate your insurance. Here are ten of the... Read more

Passenger reunited with luggage 20 years after losing it

Most of us would give up on lost luggage if a few weeks went by with no word - so imagine one passenger's surprise when she was reunited with her lost suitcase two decades later. Maria Dellos, an art shop owner from Arizona, was called by a Transportation Security Administration agent who told her ... 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 p... Read more

The stupidest things that tourists have ever done on their holidays

Tourists are, by and large, a benign bunch. They may never stand on the right side of the escalators and they're perennially confused by the menu in McDonald's (the Big Macs are smaller in the UK, you're right), but they're mostly friendly, fun people who just want to broaden their horizons and see ... 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 l... Read more

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 up... Read more

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