• Credit card travel insurance: what you need to know before you go

    Credit cards aren’t only useful for earning frequent flyer points: many also tout travel insurance among their endless perks, particularly those of the Gold, Platinum and Black varieties. But the level of insurance coverage provided varies significantly between cards, including those from ...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2016 9 Comments

  • This week's wrap for Qantas, Oneworld, Star Alliance frequent flyers

    Want to fly from Australia to Bangkok in Thai Airways' first class cabin for $1,400? How about business class to Singapore with Singapore Airlines for around $1,000, or Sydney to New York in business class for less than $2,500? Those are some of the amazing deals you can line up courtesy of ...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2015 0 Comments

  • Commonwealth Bank shakes up free credit card travel insurance

    The Commonwealth Bank is tweaking the complimentary international travel insurance offered with its range of Gold, Platinum and Diamond Awards credit cards from July 1 2015 to become more ‘frequent flyer friendly’ across the board. For starters, cardholders will no longer need to pre...

    POSTED 11 Jun, 2015 7 Comments

  • ACCC orders extra compensation for disrupted Qantas passengers

    Update: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has told Qantas that planned compensation amounts are not adequate -- and the airline has agreed. In an unusually forthright statement, ACCC chairman Rod Sims said: "It is squarely in the airline’s camp to make good. If you ...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Best and worst credit cards for travel insurance: what's covered?

    Credit card travel insurance: the devil's in the detail Is free travel insurance with credit cards as good as independent policies -- and how do different cards' coverage stack up against each other's? We've spent a solid week reading the travel insurance policies provided by banks and credit c...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2011 22 Comments

  • Investigator: can you claim from two travel insurers for the same thing?

    Can you get twice the pay-out on a travel insurance policy if you happen to have two insurances? Australian Business Traveller reader Robert Z found himself in this situation recently, after he had some medical issues requiring treatment while overseas. He realised that although he had a stand-...

    POSTED 31 Mar, 2011 1 Comment

  • Brisbane floods: can credit card travel insurance help?

    People suffering the effects of the Brisbane floods -- including those travelling out of Brisbane -- may have some coverage under credit card travel insurances that they can claim on. Stand-alone travel insurers have already said they will generally cover flood victims, as long as they purchased...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Why some travel insurers are refusing to pay Brisbane flood claims

    If you suffered from delayed flights or had your luggage or property damaged while travelling in Brisbane during the floods, will your travel insurance cover it? Australian Business Traveller asked a selection of Australia's major travel insurers to what extent -- if any -- their policies cover ...

    POSTED 14 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Investigator: travel insurance claim denied ... but why?

    When a reader's husband was tragically killed in a car accident overseas recently, his credit card travel insurance should have paid out a death benefit. But when she made her claim, the insurer rejected it, based on a reason that didn't add up. Dear Investigator, I read your credit card trav...

    POSTED 6 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • AVOID: American Express Platinum Edge credit card travel insurance

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), American Express' Platinum Edge credit card travel insurance policy was the poorest overall -- surprising for a card which markets itself as the prem...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • St George Platinum credit card travel insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), St George's platinum card travel insurance policy was good in some areas but with some serious limitations. Its strengths include good rental car...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Westpac Platinum credit card travel insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), Westpac's platinum card travel insurance policy was good in some areas but with some serious limitations. Its strengths include excellent rental ca...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Westpac Gold Credit Card Travel Insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), Westpac's gold card travel insurance policy was good in some areas but with some serious limitations you need to be aware of. Its strengths include...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2010 1 Comment

  • ANZ Platinum Credit Card Travel Insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), ANZ's was good in almost all areas -- particularly in its ability to cover a range of common pre-existing medical conditions without special approva...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2010 5 Comments

  • NAB platinum credit card travel insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), NAB's was strong in the areas of income protection and overseas medical/dental coverage. However, if you have a pre-existing medical condition of a...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • NAB Gold credit card travel insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), NAB's was average in most areas and good in its income protection and overseas medical/dental coverage. However, if you have a pre-existing medical ...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Commonwealth Bank platinum credit card travel insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), CBA's was average in most areas, excellent in covering trips up to 12 months long, excellent in claim limits for lost/stolen/damaged items, good in ...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2010 1 Comment

  • Commonwealth Bank gold credit card travel insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commowealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), CBA's was average in most areas and good in its overseas rental car excess coverage, income protection and death of cardholder benefits. However, no...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2010 3 Comments

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