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What is Defaqto and how can it help you choose travel insurance?

Ever wondered what those Defaqto star ratings mean? We take a look at how they work, and how they can help you make decisions about what travel insurance to buy.  

Patrick Ikhena From the Travel team
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How can Defaqto help me choose travel insurance?

Defaqto star ratings appear on travel insurance and credit cards here on comparethemarket.com, to help you make a more informed decision when comparing these products.

Once you’ve used our comparison tool to help you narrow down your quote options, you’ll still have a lot to choose from.

Knowing that products have been rated based on their quality can help you make your final decision. And because Defaqto is independent, you know that each product or policy has been thoroughly examined, and you're getting an expert, unbiased assessment.

How can Defaqto help me choose travel insurance?

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What do the Defaqto stars mean?

  • 1 Star: provides a low offering
  • 2 Stars: provides a below average quality offering
  • 3 Stars: provides an average quality offering
  • 4 Stars: provides a good quality offering
  • 5 Stars: provides one of the highest quality offerings in the market

The ratings are given to the products, not the insurance or credit card providers, and are analysed daily and updated yearly.

What do the Defaqto stars mean?

How do I use the Defaqto star ratings?

When comparing travel insurance, the Defaqto star rating for an insurance provider will be shown on the quote results page, so you can see which providers have the highest rating.

When comparing credit cards, the Defaqto Star Rating will appear when you expand the ‘More details +’ section.

How do I use the Defaqto star ratings?

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