Pandemic Travel Insurance

Pandemic Travel Insurance

Don’t despair, if you are wanting to go on holiday and worried about corona then make sure you get travel insurance that covers pandemics, like the covid 19 disease.
covid travel insurance british residents
The pandemic still has a long way to go so you will need to ensure that you are covered for pandemics when you travel away from the UK, these policies below should cover you for pandemics, but always check the small print!! Listed below are a number of covid travel insurance providers.

travel insurance for postofficel

Post Office travel Insurance for up to 18 months

Post Office cover for long stay trips up to 18 months!.
They were winners of the Best Travel Insurance Provider at the British Travel Awards for ten years in a row.
Example Quote* - £23.00

> Get a quote from POST OFFICE - Link not working? try this

globelink insurance reviews

Globelink Travel Insurance - Long term

Regular stay policy is best if you only take one holiday or are only travelling to one destination.
Take as many holidays as you wish and be covered all year long! 17 days Winter Sports Cover FREE if you take out the 45 days policy.
Aussies, Kiwis & Saffas Cover is for round trip journeys from your current country of residence in the UK, or EU and also for one way trips of up to 12 months duration
Example Quote* - £35.00


> Get a quote from GLOBELINK - Link not working? try this


travel supermarket long stay travel

Travel Supermarket Long Term Insurance - Up to 24 months

- Travelsupermarket covers many of the options for long stay insurance and will offer coverage for all ages.
- Their quote engine probably gives more results than any other comparison site
- They have a backpacker option too, which provides budget travel cover for people of all ages.

Example Quote* - £40.00


> Get a quote from TRAVEL SUPERMARKET - Link not working? try this


Worldnomads 90 days cover
Travel Time Insurance Long Stay

TravelTime specialises in offering great value Single Trip, Annual Multi Trip, Winter Sports and Backpacker travel insurance. Their policies offer cover for customers aged up to and including 75 years, so you can easily and quickly choose and tailor your policy to meet your individual needs.
Example Quote* - £55.99

> Get a quote from TRAVEL TIME INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


long stay travel insurance UK

Medical Travel Insurance - Up to 12 months cover

Medical Travel Insurance is a very flexible insurance provider who search many partners for the cheapest long term travel insurance quote.
They have cover for over a 1000 different medical conditions, with competitive prices on each of the policys containing any of our listed conditions across all our cover type; single trip, annual multi trip etc
Example Quote* - £35.00


> Get a quote from MEDICAL TRAVEL INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


travel insurance over 90 days

Explorer Backpackers Insurance Long Term

- Up to £250 total valuables limit to replace your stolen or damaged items and cover your watches and sunglasses
- £5 million medical expenses cover, £5,000 holiday cancellation cover
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Example Quote* - £37.49 (ES Single Trip Plus)


> Get a quote from EXPLORER INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


aa travel insurance long stay

AA Insurance for up to 6 months

- The AA will cover you for trips up to six months and also annual multi trips.
- You actually get money off if you aren existing member of the AA
Example Quote* - £49.00

> Get a quote from THE AA - Link not working? try this

one year travel insurance
Insure With Ease backpacker insurance
Medical expenses and repatriation - Unlimited (Platinum Cover)
Medical expenses and repatriation up to £10 million (Silver and Gold Cover)
24 hour worldwide emergency medical assistance
Up to 3 months single and 12 months backpacker (under 45)
Example Quote* - £26.14

> Quote from INSURE WITH EASE - Link not working? try this link opens in same window

Martin Lewis Travel Insurance Over 70

If you are over 70 then you may find it hard to find affordable travel insurance for your holidays and long term travel plans. In this day and age, it should not be the case anymore!

Martin Lewis Travell Insurance for over 70s

Older people are travelling more and more and are not happy to end up just sitting around at home. They are becoming way more adventurous and heading to far flung places like Thailand, Australia and the USA.

Listed below are a number of martin lewis travel insurance for the over 70s insurance providers.


travel insurance for postofficel

Post Office travel Insurance for up to 18 months

Post Office cover for long stay trips up to 18 months!.
They were winners of the Best Travel Insurance Provider at the British Travel Awards for ten years in a row.
Example Quote* - £23.00

> Get a quote from POST OFFICE - Link not working? try this

globelink insurance reviews

Globelink Travel Insurance - Long term

Regular stay policy is best if you only take one holiday or are only travelling to one destination.
Take as many holidays as you wish and be covered all year long! 17 days Winter Sports Cover FREE if you take out the 45 days policy.
Aussies, Kiwis & Saffas Cover is for round trip journeys from your current country of residence in the UK, or EU and also for one way trips of up to 12 months duration
Example Quote* - £35.00


> Get a quote from GLOBELINK - Link not working? try this


travel supermarket long stay travel

Travel Supermarket Long Term Insurance - Up to 24 months

- Travelsupermarket covers many of the options for long stay insurance and will offer coverage for all ages.
- Their quote engine probably gives more results than any other comparison site
- They have a backpacker option too, which provides budget travel cover for people of all ages.

Example Quote* - £40.00


> Get a quote from TRAVEL SUPERMARKET - Link not working? try this


Worldnomads 90 days cover
Travel Time Insurance Long Stay

TravelTime specialises in offering great value Single Trip, Annual Multi Trip, Winter Sports and Backpacker travel insurance. Their policies offer cover for customers aged up to and including 75 years, so you can easily and quickly choose and tailor your policy to meet your individual needs.
Example Quote* - £55.99

> Get a quote from TRAVEL TIME INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


long stay travel insurance UK

Medical Travel Insurance - Up to 12 months cover

Medical Travel Insurance is a very flexible insurance provider who search many partners for the cheapest long term travel insurance quote.
They have cover for over a 1000 different medical conditions, with competitive prices on each of the policys containing any of our listed conditions across all our cover type; single trip, annual multi trip etc
Example Quote* - £35.00


> Get a quote from MEDICAL TRAVEL INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


travel insurance over 90 days

Explorer Backpackers Insurance Long Term

- Up to £250 total valuables limit to replace your stolen or damaged items and cover your watches and sunglasses
- £5 million medical expenses cover, £5,000 holiday cancellation cover
-
Example Quote* - £37.49 (ES Single Trip Plus)


> Get a quote from EXPLORER INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


aa travel insurance long stay

AA Insurance for up to 6 months

- The AA will cover you for trips up to six months and also annual multi trips.
- You actually get money off if you aren existing member of the AA
Example Quote* - £49.00

> Get a quote from THE AA - Link not working? try this

one year travel insurance
Insure With Ease backpacker insurance
Medical expenses and repatriation - Unlimited (Platinum Cover)
Medical expenses and repatriation up to £10 million (Silver and Gold Cover)
24 hour worldwide emergency medical assistance
Up to 3 months single and 12 months backpacker (under 45)
Example Quote* - £26.14

> Quote from INSURE WITH EASE - Link not working? try this link opens in same window

Heading to Mexico for a holiday?

Don’t be too worried about the reputation of Mexico

Many people are put off going to Mexico due to the bad rap it gets in the news. It’s very bad in the States, but also Mexico has a hard time in the British press too. That said, Mexico still remains a very popular destination for British holidaymakers and offers great value for money.

Merida, Mexico – A popular city to visit from Cancun

Listed below are a number of UK travel insurance companies that will cover your in Mexico – please always read the small print before taking out any policy.


travel insurance for postofficel

Post Office travel Insurance for up to 18 months

Post Office cover for long stay trips up to 18 months!.
They were winners of the Best Travel Insurance Provider at the British Travel Awards for ten years in a row.
Example Quote* - £23.00

> Get a quote from POST OFFICE - Link not working? try this

globelink insurance reviews

Globelink Travel Insurance - Long term

Regular stay policy is best if you only take one holiday or are only travelling to one destination.
Take as many holidays as you wish and be covered all year long! 17 days Winter Sports Cover FREE if you take out the 45 days policy.
Aussies, Kiwis & Saffas Cover is for round trip journeys from your current country of residence in the UK, or EU and also for one way trips of up to 12 months duration
Example Quote* - £35.00


> Get a quote from GLOBELINK - Link not working? try this


travel supermarket long stay travel

Travel Supermarket Long Term Insurance - Up to 24 months

- Travelsupermarket covers many of the options for long stay insurance and will offer coverage for all ages.
- Their quote engine probably gives more results than any other comparison site
- They have a backpacker option too, which provides budget travel cover for people of all ages.

Example Quote* - £40.00


> Get a quote from TRAVEL SUPERMARKET - Link not working? try this


Worldnomads 90 days cover
Travel Time Insurance Long Stay

TravelTime specialises in offering great value Single Trip, Annual Multi Trip, Winter Sports and Backpacker travel insurance. Their policies offer cover for customers aged up to and including 75 years, so you can easily and quickly choose and tailor your policy to meet your individual needs.
Example Quote* - £55.99

> Get a quote from TRAVEL TIME INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


long stay travel insurance UK

Medical Travel Insurance - Up to 12 months cover

Medical Travel Insurance is a very flexible insurance provider who search many partners for the cheapest long term travel insurance quote.
They have cover for over a 1000 different medical conditions, with competitive prices on each of the policys containing any of our listed conditions across all our cover type; single trip, annual multi trip etc
Example Quote* - £35.00


> Get a quote from MEDICAL TRAVEL INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


travel insurance over 90 days

Explorer Backpackers Insurance Long Term

- Up to £250 total valuables limit to replace your stolen or damaged items and cover your watches and sunglasses
- £5 million medical expenses cover, £5,000 holiday cancellation cover
-
Example Quote* - £37.49 (ES Single Trip Plus)


> Get a quote from EXPLORER INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


aa travel insurance long stay

AA Insurance for up to 6 months

- The AA will cover you for trips up to six months and also annual multi trips.
- You actually get money off if you aren existing member of the AA
Example Quote* - £49.00

> Get a quote from THE AA - Link not working? try this

one year travel insurance
Insure With Ease backpacker insurance
Medical expenses and repatriation - Unlimited (Platinum Cover)
Medical expenses and repatriation up to £10 million (Silver and Gold Cover)
24 hour worldwide emergency medical assistance
Up to 3 months single and 12 months backpacker (under 45)
Example Quote* - £26.14

> Quote from INSURE WITH EASE - Link not working? try this link opens in same window

Things to be aware of in Mexico as a traveller or holiday maker

Scams in Mexico
Fake taxis, fake cops, airport scams, watered down drinks, car rental damage scams and the good old foreign exchange switch.

Drugs and Drug Cartel Country
Unfortunately, Mexico does have a reputation for drug related crime including in popular tourist spots such as Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Tijuana, Acapulco and others.

Night Safety
From sunset to sunrise, whether you are at a bar, in a club or enjoying a night time festival; it’s important to look after yourself, your fellow travelers and your belongings. Drink spiking can occur which places you at risk of assault and theft.

Transport Crime
Pickpockets, car-jackings and robberies have occurred in Mexico and the risk of these crimes while traveling increases at night, particuarly in known drug cartel country and border areas.

Express Kidnapping
While not exclusive to Mexico, express kidnapping is a growing issue in Latin America.

Women’s Safety
While most locals are friendly, there are some who still uphold the machismo attitude towards women. Solo women travelers may experience harassment as a result.

Will I need travel insurance after Brexit?

The simple answer to this question is yes!

Even if the UK doesn’t leave the EU (unlikely now) then you should still carry travel insurance along with the EHIC card. The EHIC is not enough on it’s own and would not cover any treatment that’s need in a private hospital.

Some Spanish public hospitals even turned away Britons a which under EU law they are not suppose to do.

What about the EHIC card? Will it still be available after March 2019?

The truth is that no one knows, not even the UK government or the European union. If they do know then they are not letting on.

Whatever happens with Brexit one thing will remain. Travel insurance will still be necessary for any trips into Europe so don’t leave home without it!

Other travel headlines…

FRANCE: SUMMER SEASON LOOKS PROMISING
After a mixed spring, tourist numbers in France should be stable overall or even on the rise this summer season. The return of foreign visitors to Paris is confirmed.

ARGENTINIAN CRISIS AFFECTS TOURISM IN NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Argentina’s economic situation, with its currency among the most devaluated ones of the year, has been a cause for concern for authorities responsible for tourism in neighboring countries. Chile as well as Uruguay…

HOTEL INVESTMENT IN SPAIN REACHES EUR 1.83 BILLION IN 6 MONTHS
Hotel investment in Spain reached EUR 1.83 billion at the end of June, and even though this represents a 13% fall compared to the record registered in 2017, it is the second highest record at a semester-long level…

MEDITERRANEAN COASTS STILL UNDER REAL ESTATE PRESSURE
Housing development and the tourism boom threaten the 46,000 kilometers of the Mediterranean coasts, putting at risk natural sites and traditional activities.

TUNISIAN TOURISM RECOVERY SEEMS CERTAIN
The increase in arrivals in Tunisia since the beginning of the year amounts to 26%. An increase compared to the first half of 2017.

Travel headlines from around the Globe

DECREASE OF AMERICAN TOURISTS TRAVELING TO CUBA
Although Cuba has reported a record of about 4.7 million international travelers, including around 620,000 American tourists in 2017, in the last months travels from the United States to the island have diminished….

TURKISH TOURISM EXPERIENCING GRADUAL REJUVENATION
The Turkish tourism industry has had a hard time in recent year. Especially numbers from the most important source market – Russia – decreased significantly. In 2017, however, there was an apparent turnaround.

EUROPEAN CITIES ATTEMPT TO TACKLE AIRBNB ISSUE
European cities are trying to tackle the issue of Airbnb and its lack of regulation. Eight cities are planning to write to the European Commission in view of improving the rules for the renting platform.

SPORTS TOURISM SCORES IN SPAIN
The increasingly common plan to visit a city with the excuse of attending a sport event means business. International sports tourism in Spain produced more than 12,000 million euros in 2017, at a time when the country…

NATURE PARKS IN PATAGONIA STRETCHING OVER 4.5 MILLION HECTARES
Chile is set to establish a network of 4.5 million hectares of nature parks in Patagonia, in order to protect and preserve the ecosystem and promote tourism in that area, according to a decree signed by President…
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MEXICAN TOURISM AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE
Mexican tourism contributes 8.5% to GDP and generates more than 9 million jobs in the country. The recent earthquake is feared to substantially affect the sector. The first reports are quite negative.

RIO TOURISM EXPECTS POSITIVE RESULTS OF CITY PROMOTION
Rio de Janeiro is currently facing a major fiscal and economic crisis, having to endure issues with public safety. The federal government announced a set of measures to boost Rio tourism so that the city becomes…

Travel insurance is a the bottom of the list for UK travellers

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO} has warned holidaymakers and the over 65s from the UK to make sure they have the correct travel insurance in place when considering their trips.

New research from the FCO shows that UK travellers shows that travel insurance is a the bottom of the list when it comes to travellers concerns below getting to the airport, airport security and the wait at the luggage carousel.

The research also shows that 72% of people over the age of 55 intend to travel abroad next year and approximately half of these have a pre-existing medical condition. With the cost of travel insurance the most important factor in the decision to purchase travel insurance according to the research, it also finds that 1 in 20 people have deliberately withheld details of a pre-existing medical condition in order to secure a lower price for the cover.

Many travellers rely upon the EHIC which provides medical care in the member states of the EEA but the level of state provided healthcare varies from member state to member state and the scheme does not include repatriation or additional accommodation costs.

The FCO is concerned about the take up of travel insurance and people travelling without an appropriate level of cover or with a policy that may not be arranged on the correct basis and has provided some examples of the cost of medical treatment abroad

stroke or heart attack repatriation – from £15,000 for an air ambulance in France to £90,000 for an air ambulance in the US

fractured hip – from £15,000 in Spain to £80,000 for an air ambulance in Thailand or the US

fractured arm – from £1,000 in France and Spain to £7,000 in the US

ear infection – from £500 in France to £2,000 in the US

The FCO has issued the following guidance to people travelling with a pre-existing medical condition answer questions about their medical history fully and honestly
read policy documents carefully, including the small print, so that you understand what you are and are not covered for
think about the destination you are travelling to – the price of medical care can vary from country to country, which will be reflected in the price of insurance think about using specialist travel insurance or brokers
where relevant, think hard about whether choosing a policy that excludes treatment related to your condition(s) is safe, even if it is cheaper.

Insurance for a Thailand Holiday

By Anthony Page

More British tourists head for Thailand’s beaches than many comparable European destinations. The long haul flight from London to Bangkok will be at least 11 hours (many more if you have to connect enroute). Despite the long travel time, us Brits love Thailand and the love affair with this Southeast Asian nation is likely to endure.

There is a darker side to travel in Thailand. More British citizens end up losing their lives in Thailand compared to most other holiday destinations. Along with the unfortunate death statistics, many Britons end up in Thai hospitals as a result of an accident or drinking too much.

Many tourists in Thailand like to hire motorbikes and will often drive around islands such as Phuket wearing no helmet (and sometimes under the influence of alcohol too). The statistics for road accidents in Thailand is shocking. We’d advise against riding motorbikes, full stop.

So what would be our number one piece of advice for visiting Thailand? Ensure you have taken out comprehensive travel insurance. The cost of buying some noodles or a Chang beer might be cheap, but any treatment in Thailand’s international hospitals certainly won’t be.

If you are admitted to a Thai hospital then one of the first requirements will be to hand over a substantial amount of cash to cover your expenses. There is a reason why Thai hospitals have ATMs installed in their accident and emergency rooms.

This amount of money will vary from hospital to hospital. If you are not covered by travel insurance then you will not see this money again. If your condition is severe than hospital fees can run into tens of thousands of pounds.

Don’t let the statistic put you off holidaying in Thailand. As the UK FCO says, most visits to Thailand are trouble free, just make sure you have good quality travel cover. Not having insurance in Thailand could be life changing.

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Travel Insurance for Turkey

Introduction to Turkey and Holiday Insurance

Turkey is a very popualar holiday destination for Brits and offers a long sunny season from around April to October. It is essential to take out travel insurance for Turkey. Do not leave home without it would be our advice.

Turkey of course is often in the news for the wrong reasons, terrorist attacks have become all too common, and while most attacks happen in the larger cities, holiday makers should show be cautious throughout the country and tourist resort.

Holiday Insurance for Turkey

Listed below are some of the best travel insurance for Turkey and the Turkish resorts.

 


jet2 Jet 2 Travel Insurance
With Jet2Insurance.com single trip insurance you can have complete peace of mind for the duration of your holiday, from 3 days to 3 weeks or more!
Medical Emergency & Repatriation (up to £10,000,000), Cancellation, Curtailment & Trip Interruption (up to £3,500)
Example Quote* – £22.10 (Standard LONG STAY Single Trip)
> Get a quote from JET2 INSURANCE – Link not working? try this link opens in same window


get going insure Get Going Travel Insurance
As specialists in medical travel insurance, they understand the difficulties of finding the right medical travel insurance cover at the right price. When you have an existing medical condition, whether it is asthma, high blood pressure or something more serious like cancer, they can provide peace of mind and cover
Example Quote* – £29.88 (Get Going Standard Single Trip)
> Get a quote from GET GOING – Link not working? try this link opens in same window


insure for Insure for Insurance Single Trip to Multiple Destinations
With just under 10 years specialist experience under their belts, no other insurance company is better placed to offer you great quality UK, European and Worldwide cover, supported by great value family discounts, including FREE COVER FOR KIDS.
Example Quote* – £27.53 (Budget Trip)

> Get a quote from INSURE FOR INSURANCE – Link not working? try this


avanti Avanti Insurance Single Trip to Multiple Destinations
Repatriation is included under the Medical Expenses section of the policy. If you need to be repatriated back to the UK please make sure that you contact their 24 hour medical emergency assistance
– Cover most pre-existing medical conditions.
– Covers any age
Example Quote* – £27.53 (Budget Trip)

> Get a quote from AVANTI INSURANCE – Link not working? try this


just travel Just Travel Cover (NO AGE LIMITS) Single Trip to Multiple Destinations
Just travel have developed travel insurance with cover for pre-existing medical conditions and travel insurance with no age limit, suitable for travellers over 65.
– Travel insurance cover for single trips up to 183 days
– Travel insurance cover for cancellation
– Provide cover for most medical conditions and there are no age limits
Example Quote* – £20.24 (Beyond Travel Silver)

> Get a quote from JUST TRAVEL INSURANCE – Link not working? try thi


lv insurance LV Travel Insurance (no age limits)
Choose from either Essential or our 5 Star Defaqto rated Premier cover which offers: Up to £10,000 cancellation cover for illness, All pre-existing medical conditions considered, No upper age limit for single trips, Cruise cover automatically included on annual policies, You can choose to add cover for baggage and winter sports and we also have cover for cruises.
10% online discount on LV= Travel insurance

> Get a quote from LV Travel – Link not working? try this


Columbus Columbus Direct Insurance Single Trip to Multiple Destinations
For single trip, annual multi trip, ski, backpacker, business, holiday, family, or even pre-existing medical travel insurance, you can get an instant quote and be covered immediately!
– Cover available for pre-existing medical conditions
– Up to £2,500 baggage cover including valuable and delayed baggage

Example Quote* – £26.55 (Bronze Single Trip)
> Get a quote from COLUMBUS DIRECT – Link not working? try this


flexi Flexi Cover Insurance Single Trip to Multiple Destinations
Up to £250 total valuables limit to replace your stolen or damaged items and cover your watches and sunglasses
– Single Trip & Annual Multi-trip policies to age 85
Optional cover for over 2,000 medical conditions Independent travel on annual policies
Example Quote* – £27.21 (Silver Single Trip)

> Get a quote from FLEXI COVER – Link not working? try this


explorer Explorer Insurance Single Trip to Multiple Destinations
Up to £250 total valuables limit to replace your stolen or damaged items and cover your watches and sunglasses
£5 million medical expenses cover
£5,000 holiday cancellation cover
Kids go FREE on family policies
Example Quote* – £27.49 (ES Single Trip Plus)

> Get a quote from EXPLORER INSURANCE Link not working? try this


Goodtogo Good to Go Single Trip to Multiple Destinations
Goodtogoinsurance.com provides travel insurance cover to travellers of any age, with or without pre existing medical conditions. They can also cover your travelling companions on the same policy.
– Pre existing conditons such as Cancer, Heart Conditions, Diabetes, Stroke, Epilepsy and many more
– Single trip and annual travel insurance with no age limit
– Three levels of travel insurance cover available

Example Quote* – £27.34 (Silver Policy)
> Get a quote from GOOD TO GO INSURANCE – Link not working? try this


John Lewis Travel John Lewis Travel Insurance (NO AGE LIMITS) Single Trip to Multiple Destinations
Optional Independent Traveller Insurance to provide cover when individual elements of a trip are booked separately, rather than as part of a package. This enhancement also provides cover for flights cancelled or delayed as a result of travel disruption caused by a volcano.
– No wardrobe worries – up to £2,500 for lost luggage
– Loss or theft of your passport covered as standard
– Travel cover for up to six months
Example Quote* – £29.00 (Plus Policy)
> Get a quote from JOHN LEWIS INSURANCE – Link not working? try this

Over 59s Saga Saga Travel Insurance (NO AGE LIMITS)
For weekend breaks to one year trips Cruise cover provided as standard!
– Cover most pre-existing medical conditions.
– Covers any age
Example Quote* – £22.56 (Saga Single Trip)

> Get a quote from SAGA INSURANCE – Link not working? try this

 


 

Latest prices for travel insurance over 80

Here is a list of the latest travel insurance insurance quotes for those over 85. These quotes are based on older people from the UK travellng to Spain for a two week holiday on the Med. These pricess are current as of March 2017. These quotes are from numerous travel insurance providers who provide cover for UK citizens.

 INSURANCE PROVIDER  POSSESSIONS £  MED COSTS £  QUOTE £
Insurance 4 med  750  3,000,000  68.04
 Good to Go Insurance  0  10,000,000  68.82
 Jet 2 Insurance  750 5,000,000  57.00
 Insure for  1000  10,000,000  93.35
 Get Going  0  10,000,000  44.04
 Alpha Travel Insurance  1000 10,000,000  28.38
 Columbus  0  5,000,000  76.96
 SAGA  5000  10,000,000  50.35
 Just Travel Cover  500  5,000,000  30.90
Explorer  1500  5,000,000  50.64
 Avanti  1000  5,000,000  80.87
 LV Insurance  0  10,000,000  96.00
 Debenhams 1000  10,000,000  98.78

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