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    • imamushroom
    • By imamushroom 20th Mar 17, 2:40 PM
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    Best Credit Card for over 80s travel insurance
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    • 20th Mar 17, 2:40 PM
    Best Credit Card for over 80s travel insurance 20th Mar 17 at 2:40 PM
    Hi,

    My mother is older than 80 with some existing medical conditions but still travelling to Europe four times a year.

    She's finding it difficult to get travel insurance as it is very expensive now if at all possible and I was wondering if there was a credit card that included travel insurance for Europe in case of emergencies.

    If so, which would be the best card for her?

    She's never had a credit card before and will pay it off every month in full.

    TIA
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    • zx81
    • By zx81 20th Mar 17, 2:46 PM
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    She could look at some of the premium fee paying cards, but they're not cheap and she may well not be accepted for them. You'll find a few if you google credit cards with travel insurance.

    The quality of cover is also probably not what she wants. Stand alone insurance is likely to be her best bet.
    • imamushroom
    • By imamushroom 20th Mar 17, 2:55 PM
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    Thanks it was worth a shot!
    • bris
    • By bris 20th Mar 17, 11:25 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 11:25 PM
    Same problem, there will be restrictions on the travel insurance, especially when there is existing problems. The risk is one they just don't want to take.
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 21st Mar 17, 1:44 PM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 1:44 PM
    Why does it have to be a credit card with travel insurance? Your mother has never had a credit card so might find getting one difficult although not impossible.

    If you took out independent travel insurance you could pay using any debit or credit card.

    Money supermarket comparison:
    https://www.moneysupermarket.com/travel-insurance/over-80s/

    Personally I like Avanti:
    http://www.avantitravelinsurance.co.uk/over-80s-travel-insurance/?agg=DMF&nst=0&PTR=Google&ch=PPC&WXZ=NB_UK_Age_e&g clid=Cj0KEQjwnsPGBRDo4c6RqK-Oqu8BEiQAwNviCSrY8CoEgfMztotw5PTWEJZR6XlwfqhTTTTrf no-vJ0aAmND8P8HAQ
    Last edited by Anthorn; 21-03-2017 at 1:49 PM.
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