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Staysure Shortlisted for Moneywise Awards 2016


25 April 2016 - Staysure has been shortlisted in the celebrated Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2016.



Staysure Shortlisted for Top Insurance Industry Prize


14 April 2016 - Staysure has been nominated for a top insurance industry prize for the 2016 British Insurance Awards (BIA).



Staysure Employees Donate Easter Eggs to Underprivileged Children


24 March 2016 - Staysure employees have collected and donated over one hundred Easter eggs to underprivileged or sick children in local communities.



Staysure Easter 2016 Opening Hours


23 March 2016 - We'd like to let you know that some of our departments will be working to slightly altered timetables over the Easter bank holidays.



Staysure Raises £2,100 for Local Charities


18 March 2016 - Members of Staysure's Coventry-based travel team have raised £2,100 for local charities, Jan's Dog Rescue and Zoё's Place Trust.



Staysure Awarded ‘Best Companies' Prize


22 February 2016 - Staysure has been awarded ‘One to Watch' accreditation for its employee engagement by workplace specialists, Best Companies.



Beware 'free' travel insurance from bank account packages


10 Febuary 2016 - Top 5 questions to ask your travel insurer if you're over 65.



Staysure partners with TorFX and ICE to offer currency solutions


8 January 2016 - New partnership expands Staysure's offering into travel currency and money transfer services for the first time.



Middle aged Brits seek solo adventures


15 December 2015 - Going on holiday alone, once considered an awkward by-product of being single in later life, is now an ambition for nearly a third of middle aged Brits in seeking adventure - and time to themselves.



A Big Thank You from Staysure!


10 December 2015 - Staysure were ‘Highly Commended' as ‘Best Travel Insurance Provider' at last month's Personal Finance Awards ceremony.



Five million expected to leave UK for great festive getaway


14 November 2015 - Grey skies, family dramas and turkey basting cited as top reasons to skip Christmas in the UK.



The UK's Over 50's Bucket List Revealed


12 October 2015 - From having a ménage à trois to seeing the world, the UK's over 50s reveal what's on their bucket list.



Coventry ‘top of the list for new national HQ' says Staysure Travel


23 September 2015 - Staysure's new travel agency business has officially opened its headquarters in the heart of Coventry city centre.



Over-50s confess to playing the field


28 August 2015 - In the search for love men go for 'looks' and women go for the 'ability to fix things'. New research into the trends of 'romance in later life' has revealed that more than two thirds of over-50s believe in 'playing the field' and dating more than one person at one time – while two in five think it's fine to jump into bed on a first date.



UK holidaymakers pay out £1,700 a year on unexpected medical bills


20 August 2015 - A new study has revealed that over-50s holidaymakers are paying out £1,700 a year for unexpected medical bills that aren't covered by their travel insurance. Half of the over-50s within the study suffer from a medical condition - almost a quarter of which are travelling without being properly insured – as 23 per cent admit they fail to declare their medical conditions. This means travellers are not covered should they fall ill on holiday.



9 out of 10 Brits suffer from Repetitive Holiday Syndrome


13 August 2015 - Despite the rise in exotic holidays and adventures in far-flung destinations, new research* has revealed 91 per cent of Brits are creatures of comfort, preferring to revisit the same holiday destination year-on-year. One in five holidaymakers returns to the same place within 12 months.



Rise of the Staycation – but what about Travel Insurance?


19 June 2015 - Staysure estimate that half of Brits fail to take out travel insurance cover for holidays in the UK. According to a recent study by Mintel, one in four travellers believe there is little point in buying travel insurance for a holiday in the UK, but over 50s insurance specialist Staysure estimate that this number is much higher.



Staysure Named One of Top Companies to Inspire Britain


17th June 2015 - Insurance specialist has been recognised in new report by the London Stock Exchange Group



Over 50s would rather be somewhere else


26 February 2015 - A new study has revealed how a growing number of restless over 50s are looking to escape the British weather and live abroad for part of the year.



Staysure Scraps Upper Age Limit On European Single Trip Insurance Policies


13 February 2015 - Insurer to create travel opportunities for customers aged 85 and above. Over 50s insurance specialist Staysure has announced the removal of its upper age limit restrictions on its European single trip travel insurance policies.



Travel insurer Staysure unveils new campaign and positioning to empower holidaymakers


23 December 2014 - Award-winning insurance provider Staysure is launching a new marketing campaign this month that aims to empower and inspire over 50s consumers to fulfil their travel dreams and aspirations, despite concerns they may have about purchasing travel insurance.



Northampton based travel insurer to recruit 50 new staff in 2015


22 December 2014 - Following significant business growth, award-winning UK insurance provider Staysure, has launched a recruitment drive to seek out 50 new staff members across the year to join its expanding sales and customer service teams based at their Northampton head office.



Travel Insurance traps that could put you out of pocket


2 December 2014 - If you're planning a trip abroad, travel insurance may not always be at the top of the list to arrange, but it should be regarded as one of the most important things taken on holiday. With so many providers and conflicting information, buying travel insurance can be confusing and it's understandable that some popular myths, misnomers and expectations seem to come up time and time again.



Staysure chooses LightBrigade PR for consumer brief


11 November 2014 - Award-winning travel insurance provider Staysure has appointed LightBrigade to manage its UK media relations, a series of new brand activations and to help drive ongoing social media engagement.



Risky at 50: over 50s travelers admit to risky behaviour in the pursuit of fun


August 2013 - Older holidaymakers are putting themselves at risk an average of three times1 on each trip overseas, new research shows, despite a fifth (22%) admitting they've found themselves in potentially dangerous situations while abroad. Putting paid to the stereotype of more mature travelers' holidays as being sedate or unexciting, the research by specialist over 50s insurer Staysure found that going on safari, getting off the beaten track and trekking all feature highly in over 50s forthcoming travel plans.



Sun, Sea and Sweethearts: Romance on the rise for the 50+


August 2013 - Romance is in the air this summer holiday season, with research from specialist over 50s insurer Staysure revealing a new trend emerging among the more mature holidaymakers who are using their travel plans to look for love.



ERV and Staysure partner up to bring even better insurance service to UK's over 50s!


July 2013 - On the 26th June ERV UK took over the role as underwriter for Staysure's travel insurance. The partnership's aim is to provide best in class service to the travel enthusiastic senior segment of the UK population.



The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 Conference and Awards Dinner 2013


May 2013 - On Wednesday the 15th of May 2013 Ryan Howsam CEO and Lindsey Howsam MD, celebrated Staysure's third consecutive year in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 with Sir Richard Branson. The Fast Track 100 Conference and Awards Dinner was held at Richard's family home in Oxford to celebrate the success of the top 100 fastest growing UK companies. ranked in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table


December 2012 - Fast Track, which recognises the UK's fastest growing businesses ranked Staysure no. 28th in the league table printed in the Sunday Times in 2nd December 2012. This is the third year running for Staysure and is marking the end of very successful 2012. In 2010 Staysure was ranked 8th and number 15th in 2011.



Personal Finance Awards 2012


November 2012 - The 15th annual Personal Finance Awards, hosted by The Money Pages, were held on 27th November 2012 in central London, attended by almost 100 guests from the finance world.



Salt intake - a key issue for 50+ customers according to Staysure


March 2012 - Over a quarter of all Staysure policy holders aged fifty or over who have a pre-existing medical condition reported having an illness that could be exacerbated by high salt intake, according to data analysed by the insurance specialist's medical screening process.



Staysure Advises Against 2-Year MOT


July 2011 -, the UK's fastest growing provider of insurance and financial services for over 50s, has joined the ranks of those advising the government against a change to the frequency of MOTs. Although reducing the frequency of testing will mean instant savings for motorists, Staysure warns that it may lead to higher insurance premiums before long.



Staysure feted at No.10 Reception


July 2011 - Staysure's chief executive, Ryan Howsam, enjoyed the Prime Minister's hospitality when he attended a reception held at No 10 Downing Street on 6th July. The event, hosted by David Cameron PM, was held to recognise the achievement of Fast Track 100 companies and the contribution they are making towards the UK's economy.



Top Tips for Home Insurance


May 2011 - With so many different types of home insurance policies available, it can be a bit daunting ensuring that you've got the best value and the best policy you need; especially when the family home is the most prized possession. At a basic level, home insurance covers the external buildings themselves, but most people also choose to cover their home's contents too. Staysure, the over 50s experts, has put together these top tips to help you ensure you've got the right policy for your needs, and at the right price.



Facing up to the fear with a low cost health plan?


April 2011 - If the idea of being ill in your old age is one of your major fears, you're not alone. Most of us are worried about falling ill, but with advancing years the anxiety can increase, even if we don't go as far as developing Nosophobis (irrational fear of illness)! Human nature, being what it is, likes to ignore the unpleasant or uncomfortable and healthcare issues are no different.



Globe-Trotting In Their Golden Years


March 2011 - The over 50s are getting more adventurous in their travels as they get older, according to a new survey by over 50s experts Conducted in March, the survey found that almost three quarters of over 50s (72%) said they are taking more adventurous holidays and seeking new places in their golden years. Of these, 8% admitted their improved financial situation is a contributing factor to fulfilling their travel dreams.



Councils Force Up Funeral Costs – over 50% more since 2007


March 2011 - Councils across the UK have recently announced large increases in both cremation and grave plot costs. In many councils, cremation costs alone have risen by as much as 20%, far outstripping the rate of inflation in a move that will target the recently bereaved. These are just the latest in council controlled price hikes that have seen cremation costs soar by 48% between 2007 and 2010.