Swinton Travel Insurance

Swinton provides high quality, low cost travel insurance for UK residents travelling worldwide. Get a travel insurance quote online today! Swinton policies are underwritten by AXA

Policy Types

Swinton Travel Insurance
  • Single Trip
  • Annual Multi Trip
  • Over 65's
  • Golf Cover
  • Wedding Cover
  • Winter Sports
  • Business Cover
  • Cruise Cover

Policy Benefits

  • Save up to 20% when you buy online
  • 24 hour emergency assistance available
  • Medical expenses up to £10,000,000
  • Personal accident up to £25,000
  • Personal liability up to £2,000,000
  • Legal expenses up to £25,000

Contacts

Visit Swinton Travel Insurance for a quote.

Customer Services0800 904 7997
24 hour Medical Assistance+44 845 605 9918
Claim except legal expenses0870 6060068
Legal Expenses 0870 3505716


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Made a claim on my Annual Swinton Travel Insurance whilst on holiday in Turkey. Suffered a neck sprain after trying out the archery, got up the next day and was moving around like a cripple. Had to have some muscle relaxing injections. The claims process was fine, no problems, AXA were helpful with me, they seemed to be causing the local hotel based medical centre lots of problems with paying their bills, but they didn't take it out on me. The excess was £50, the price of the annual family cover around £60, but I knew that when I took the cover out. Then I found they wanted information from my GP after I got back to the UK. The small print states I am fully responsible for any costs incurred in obtaining the information they want. I was particularly unlucky in that my GP surgery see this as a nice little number and wanted £80. Neither AXA nor the GP surgery were interested in my complaints that this was ridiculous. In the end managed to get AXA - who were always helpful - to send me the form. I went in to the surgery and got them to tick the four boxes, for a knock down £40. I won't be using a company ever again that leaves me open to outrageous charges that I can have no control over. That charge could have been forced for each and every person, each time there was a claim. I am very careful about checking the details of the cover provided and never go for the cheapest option, but the option I believe is best. The review on this website helped convince me that Swinton were a reasonable bet, but I will be looking more closely for this clause. Axa repeatedly told me the cost should have been around £20 at most for the GP to tick four boxes, but they were having none of it when I tried to explain that I was responsible for meeting their £80 charge.
Posted by John Mckenna on the 25th November 2010 2 stars
refused claim on travel insurance owing to ash cloud. paid good money for nothing .policy not worth paper its printed on.never again will i or anybody i know have anything to do with swinton or axa .customer services also rubbish. bunch of small-print robbers. will be leaving reviews wherever possible .
Posted by O WILLIAMS on the 17th June 2010 1 stars
Swinton is one of the oldest names in the insurance industry, dating back from the Fifties. They were bought recently by Mutuelles du Mans. They provide all types of insurance and, with 442 have offices dotted around the country, they are the largest high street insurance chain in the UK. I am planning a trip to Argentina in the new year so I recently dropped into my local Swinton branch to enquire about their offers on travel insurance. With so much choice available at the touch of a keyboard, I thought it would be worth taking face to face to somebody. The staff was very helpful and provided me with all the information I needed, even though they didn’t seem to be seasoned travellers. When I went online, I found their website very well put together and easy to use. The quote I got was slightly more expensive than most other specialist providers I checked online but it did take into account the fact that I intend to go whale-watching, even though it is not the main object of my trip down to Argentina. Their travel insurance offer is divided between single trip and annual cover. You can then taylor your policy depending on the object of your trip, be it a business trip, a wedding, a golf break or a ski holiday. They also provide cover for the over 65. Their policy wording is very clear about the level of cover provided and what is covered and what’s not. Their annual policy cover, in particular, is very attractively priced, starting around £31 for an individual and £58 for a family. Their policies are underwritten by French insurance giant AXA for peace of mind. I would definitely consider Swinton for my travel insurance needs because, while not being the cheapest, they offer a lot of security for a reasonable price.
Posted by Stephan Diabate on the 7th January 2009 4 stars