We don’t charge consumers anything to use our comparison service. Instead, we receive a commission from the insurers we partner with each time one of our customers takes out a new travel insurance policy through our website. The commission we receive differs between insurers. More details about our fees can be found in our Financial Services Guide.
We pride ourselves on the integrity of our comparison service so it is critically important to us that the way we make money doesn’t affect the way we compare and present products from our range of partner insurers.
Choosing the right travel insurance policy is often difficult and time consuming. Our comparison service aims to make that process easier and faster, giving our customers peace of mind that they have made the right decision.
On our website, our customers can enter details about themselves and their travel plans, then browse through the suitable policies that are available to them. Once they have chosen a policy that they wish to purchase, they will then be taken to the relevant travel insurer’s website, through a link on our website, to make the application.
The comparison service and any other information provided on our website is factual information or general advice. That means that we don’t make personal recommendations or suggestions, or give advice about the suitability of a particular insurance product for a customer’s specific needs. Rather, we encourage our customers to evaluate their needs, objectives and situation to decide which products are suitable for them, using our comparison service as a helpful tool. More information can be found in our Financial Services Guide.
We currently compare products from the following travel insurance brands:
There will be times when certain brands are not available, or do not return any quotes to a customer. That might be for commercial or technical reasons, for example, it might be that the customer does not meet the underwriting criteria, or is not eligible for, particular products.
The Budget Direct brand is owned and arranged by Auto & General Services Pty Ltd (“AGS”) and is underwritten by the insurer, Auto & General Insurance Company Limited (“Auto & General”), each of whom are our related bodies corporate.