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n oft to investigate way agents sell policies

The Office of Fair Trading is investigating the way agents sell travel insurance. The OFT said complaints from Direct Line had prompted it to look at whether selling procedures are restrictive or prevent competition. Examples include refusals by agents to confirm a holiday booking until travel insurance is bought or vetting policies bought elsewhere.

n ge capital protects the big day

GE Capital Travel Insurance Services has launched anoverseas wedding insurance package covering loss ordamage to the dress and wedding attire, the rings and gifts. There is also cover for loss of films and photos of the big day.

n perry gamble introduces ticketplus offer

Perry Gamble has launched a TicketPlus insurance policy aimed at people with second homes or villas who only need to cover the travel element of their holiday. As a result,cancellation is for transportation costs only, to a maximum £3,000. The rest of the cover is comprehensive.

n pj hayman md takes up atii chairman's post

PJ Hayman managing director Peter Hayman has been appointed chairman of the Association of Travel Insurance Intermediaries. He takes over from Stephen Howard, who has held the position for two years.


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