My dad was one of 400,000 passengers affected this week by air traffic control delays, bad weather and a backlog in employee holidays for the delay, which lead to budget airline Ryanair cancelling 50 flights a day for the next six weeks.
Over-50s travel and insurance company Saga reported a 5.5% rise in first-half pre-tax profit, driven by strong demand for holidays among older Britons.
Insurers have urged grounded Ryanair customers to seek compensation from the airline in the first instance rather than their travel insurance policies.
Solicitors have been slapped with a warning over the handling of holiday sickness claims following evidence of rising fraud.
A holiday-sickness firm has had its license revoked by the Claims Management Regulator after it had encouraged holiday goers to fabricate gastric illness claims.
Broker Staysure has acquired rival travel insurance provider Avanti for an undisclosed amount.
General insurance complaints submitted to the Financial Ombudsman Service have increased over the last year, recent results have shown.
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Corporate clients want travel insurance and travel risk management in the same place, says Chris Knight, head of corporate services at Cega.
Caravanning clients offer brokers many cross-selling opportunities, writes Graeme Hamilton, head of leisure insurance at Jackson Lee Underwriting.
The disruptive rise of price comparison websites is well-documented. This has prolonged the lifespan of an outdated business model where insurers and brokers compete on price, and price alone, argues Richard Beaven, distribution director for Swinton…
Could you and your providers be trusted to come up with an innovative solution to save your customer's life, asks Chris Knight, head of corporate services, CEGA Group.
Voyager Insurance has appointed Carl Carter as managing director.
Zurich has acquired Halo allowing it to enter the global car rental market.
It is unclear whether UK nationals will be able to use the European Health Insurance Card after Brexit. If they don’t, travel insurers expect higher claims costs and higher premiums.
Brexit is increasing the costs sustained by travel insurers, which can no longer afford to cut premiums, says Antony Martin, managing director at Rock Insurance.
The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a public consultation to see if changes are needed to make it easier for people with cancer to get travel insurance.
Organisations are not doing enough to ensure their travel risk strategies are “fit for the 21st century”, The Association of Insurance and Risk Managers has warned.
Claimant lawyers need to report dodgy peers to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, urges Andrew Twambley, spokesperson for Access to Justice, arguing current legislation is enough to tackle fraud.
Thailand's government is considering introducing compulsory travel insurance for all tourists following a series of serious incidents.
It has become a lot harder to travel to Qatar this week following a major diplomatic spat.
With another General Election looming, the insurance industry will likely be holding its breath on what the incoming government will make of the insurance premium tax, the Ogden rate and whiplash reform.
Insurers have hit out at British Airways for encouraging customers to claim on their travel insurance for ‘disruption expenses’ caused from the recent IT outage.
We have a sign in our kitchen with the rules of the house. As well as being told not to run (and throw balls in the house), my son knows it’s important to play nicely.