Nationwide Building Society's Flex Account customers can now get free European Travel Inurance. Cover is automatic, you don't need to apply for it or use their cards abroad.
FlexAccount is a bank account, and new customers, as well as existing customers, benefit
Existing Customers - You need to have had 3 months of £750 or more credited, and if a future month has less than this your future cover may lapse, until you have had 3 months credits again. You can always withdraw some cash, and pay it back in, as cash, if you're short one month, to reach this limit. Under 21's qualify by their age, and don't need to have credited this money.
Cover is available up to the age of 74, though additional premiums are possible, if you fall outside of the age groups, or have pre-existing medical conditions (which must be notified to them). Cover for locations outside of Europe is also available for a supplement. As ever, it pays to shop around to get the best deal for you, as it's possible to pick up annual insurance for around £14, if they like your age and don't have health conditions etc, It's not that widely known about at present, as it went live August 2nd.
As this is a freebie, similar to that offered by other banks to customers who pay for a premium bank account, with a monthly fee, this is potentially exceptionally good.
The link is not working, and unable to edit it, so please use this 1 for info or call them/pop in.http://www.nationwide.co.uk/insurance/traveloptions/default.htm
You do not have to use your bank card abroad to get Free Travel Insurance! Nor do you need to apply for it as, if you're eligible, you automatically have it.
They have a freephone no, should you wish to talk to staff about it 0800 302010