The company that claims to be the UK's first 100% online insurer, Swiftcover Insurance, has expanded its offerings, adding travel insurance to the online car insurance service it launched in June 2005.

The speed and convenience of online insurance makes it an attractive option for consumers who want cover quickly and immediately.

Through Swiftcover’s online insurance service, consumers can conduct the entire insurance process via their computer. Operations that can be carried out online include: receiving a comprehensive quote, purchasing an insurance policy, amending a policy, renewing a policy and even making a claim.

Swiftcover’s new travel insurance service offers three types of cover, namely single trip, annual multi-trip and gap year.