Saga warns about dangers of leaving travel insurance to the last minute

03 May 2005
The first May bank holiday is over and it's back to work - but with the second bank holiday coming up and the summer beckoning, Saga is warning holidaymakers not to leave their travel insurance to the last minute.

According to research by Saga Travel Insurance, 40 per cent of travellers leave buying their travel insurance until the eleventh hour - leaving them completely unprotected should they have to cancel their trip.

Rushing to buy insurance just before you go on holiday can also see you rush your insurance decision and lose out on the best deal, Saga warns.

Travellers should also check their travel insurance provider carefully. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) alleged last week that Whiteley Insurance Services, which sells travel insurance as Kingfisher, put consumers at risk by selling insurance that was not underwritten by an authorised insurer.

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