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Barclays Travel Pack Plus

Get worldwide family travel insurance and comprehensive RAC breakdown cover, as well as airport lounge access and airport parking and hotels discounts for £15.50 a month.

The Travel Plus Pack is available to new or existing customers who have a Barclays current account. There is a minimum term of 6 months with this pack.

What are the benefits of a Barclays Travel Pack Plus Account?

This account designed for those who like to travel and have the following benefits:

  • RAC Comprehensive Breakdown Cover - This policy offers holders breakdown cover that includes roadside assistance as well as at home and onward travel in Europe.
  • Worldwide Multi-Trip Family Travel Insurance - 24-hour emergency medical assistance for the account holder and their partner, provided they are both under 80 years of age at the start of the trip, and dependent children. The policy includes cancellation cover, travel delays and personal belongings.
  • Airport Lounge Access - You get 6 free airport lounge visits per year with discounts in selected restaurants. You will need to register for this prior to travelling.
  • Airport Parking and Hotels Discounts - Save money on standard airport parking charges at major UK airports. Discounts available at participating hotels.
  • Fee-free overdraft - The first £200 is free, depending on eligibility.

How much does the Barclays Travel Pack Plus cost?

The account has a monthly fee of £15.50.

How was Barclays Travel Pack Plus PBA mis-sold?

Like payment protection insurance (PPI), PBAs were often mis-sold by banks because the suitability of the product wasn't adequately assessed against the consumers’ needs and what the account offered was not properly explained to them.

When Barclays sold customers a Packaged Bank Account, it was their responsibility to outline all the benefits to the customer to ensure that the decision to take out a PBA was right for them.

What reasons could Barclays have to have mis-sold you the Travel Pack Plus PBA?

Before considering a packaged bank account, consumers should be made aware of alternative, free accounts that could also work for them.

Many consumers found that there were too many limitations on the policy that they would not have had if they had taken the insurance as a standalone policy. Additionally, consumers may have tried to make a claim on the policy only to find out that they were not covered.

Many consumers did not fully understand how much a packaged bank account was going to cost them per month.

If you are unlikely to use certain packaged bank account benefits, you could lose out. For example, if you don’t drive then breakdown insurance will not be suitable or applicable to your needs.

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