A pedestrian walks past a Thomas Cook shop in central London, November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett A pedestrian walks past a Thomas Cook shop in central London, November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Thomas Cook partners with fintech firm for pay-per-day travel insurance

Wed, Jan. 17, 2018
LONDON - 17 January 2018 - British travel company Thomas Cook has partnered with fintech firm Revolut to launch a “pay-per-day” travel insurance service which automatically provides users with medical cover by tracking their location through their mobile phones.

Revolut, the digital bank start-up, said it could pinpoint customers’ location through its app technology and automatically turn on the coverage when required, starting at less than 1 pound ($1.38) a day.

“We wanted to create a type of insurance that uses technology to help our customers and only cover you on the days you actually needed to be covered,” Revolut CEO Nikolay Storonsky said in a statement.

Revolut was founded in July 2015 and has grown quickly, with 1.2 million users globally and around 600,000 in Britain. It allows customers to exchange currencies at rates used by banks and pay by card in different countries without international fees. In December, it also launched cryptocurrency trading.

Thomas Cook Money, the new financial arm of Thomas Cook, will partner Revolut to underwrite the insurance policies.
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