Lloyds TSB has announced the insurance policy included with its Silver, Gold, Platinum and Premier current accounts has been extended to protect against travel disruption.
From today (February 1st 2012), the banking group's Added Value Accounts will offer one of the most comprehensive travel insurance policies on the market, Lloyds TSB claimed.
Designed with independent travellers who book separate transport and accommodation in mind, the cover offers protection to holidaymakers who may otherwise find they are not insured.
The move comes in the wake of recent events such as the volcanic ash cloud of 2010, which is thought to have cost stranded tourists a combined total of £70 million.
Around 95,000 flights were cancelled across Europe following the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull.
Jatin Patel, head of Lloyds TSB personal current accounts, said: "Our customers now have the benefit of one of the most comprehensive covers available on the market, providing them additional peace of mind when booking and going on their holiday."
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