Nationwide free travel insurance to end 31st December 2021 boo hoo/good riddance

edited 3 September at 1:37PM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
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edited 3 September at 1:37PM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
Just received an email stating the above.
At least I won’t have to fund and withdraw £800 per month anymore.
Had it years never used as saw it as a way of corralling customers who then had to pay for upgrades although may have suited as a basic European cover.
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  • eskbankereskbanker Forumite
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    Just received an email stating the above.
    If you've received an email including "boo hoo/good riddance" then I suspect it's not from Nationwide.... ;)

    Which account are you referring to?  I thought that one included insurance as part of a benefits package, but that's chargeable rather than free.
  • KTFKTF Forumite
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    Its going from the FlexAccount.
  • Yorkshire_PudYorkshire_Pud Forumite
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    eskbanker said:
    Just received an email stating the above.
    If you've received an email including "boo hoo/good riddance" then I suspect it's not from Nationwide.... ;)

    Which account are you referring to?  I thought that one included insurance as part of a benefits package, but that's chargeable rather than free.
    Yes it’s Flexaccount. Promise that’s what it said.. :)
  • ZandermanZanderman Forumite
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    haven't had the email (yet) but agree with the good riddance/boo hoo.  Theoretically useful but never actually tested, and it will mean I can take the FlexA off my monthly transfer list.

    (for anyone's who says FlexA doesn't include travel ins yes, you're right, it doesn't now, afaik, but it used to, and those that had FlexA accounts before they scrapped it were told it would remain, but i'm not surprised if they're now finally withdrawing it totally)

  • JohnSwift10JohnSwift10 Forumite
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    I got the email as well.
    I will miss it.
    I used it as it was a cheap way £65.00? upgrade to get travel insurance for a couple both over 70 for 2 or 3 cruises a year.


  • WillPSWillPS Forumite
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    Same as above. Kept the account alive for the insurance.

    I have variously held other travel insurance policies usually packaged with a credit card, but I've little need for it in any case as I holiday in the UK. Currently have Halifax Ultimate Reward in any case.

    Won't miss it really.
  • ObeorthObeorth Forumite
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    eskbanker said:
    Just received an email stating the above.
    If you've received an email including "boo hoo/good riddance" then I suspect it's not from Nationwide.... ;)

    Which account are you referring to?  I thought that one included insurance as part of a benefits package, but that's chargeable rather than free.
    The older members (with a FlexAccount) were getting ongoing free European travel cover not available to newer members for no particular reason. 
  • veryintriguedveryintrigued Forumite
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    Definitely will be missed here 
  • EarthBoyEarthBoy Forumite
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    I've been expecting them to cancel the free travel insurance for the last few years, so it's no surprise that it's ending now. 
  • DaliahDaliah Forumite
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    Boo hoo. Will miss it. 

    Any suggestions for a good replacement for over 65s?
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