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John Lewis Wedding Insurance could be bought online through the John Lewis Finance website.

John Lewis Wedding Insurance

John Lewis Finance was a major provider of wedding insurance for many years. However, they stopped selling new wedding insurance policies to customers in March 2020.

While any remaining exising policyholders are unaffected, it has not been possible to buy a new John Lewis wedding insurance policy for some time now. In August 2020 underwriter RSA announced they planned to exit the wedding insurance market altogether in 2021. This means unless John Lewis finds a new partner to provide the policies, they may completely withdraw too.

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For existing policyholders, there's an FAQs page with information on policy validity, COVID-related questions and information on making claims.

John Lewis wedding insurance, part of the John Lewis Partnership, had six levels of cover. They ranged from £10000 of cancellation cover for only £60 to the highest level offering £100,000 of cancellation cover for £310.

Weddings, both at home in the UK and abroad (for a small additional premium) were covered. Public liability cover was included as standard and cover for marquees (at an additional premium) could be added to the policy.

Supplier failure was covered too so if one of your suppliers went bankrupt or went into liquidation, it's likely you would have been able to recover any lost deposits.

John Lewis Insurance is a trading name of John Lewis plc. Policies are underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance plc who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

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With many providers having either temporarily ceased sales or stopped altogther, there's unfortunately not as much choice at the moment as there was pre-COVID.

Our wedding insurance comparison table list insurers that are still selling policies, with cover available from a one-off payment of only £49.

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An Overview of John Lewis Finance

John Lewis Finance is a financial services company that is a part of the John Lewis Partnership, a UK-based retail and services business founded in 1864. The company offers a range of financial products and services, including insurance, credit cards, personal loans, and foreign currency exchange.

One of the key features of John Lewis Finance is its focus on providing quality customer service. The company prides itself on its commitment to treating customers fairly and providing them with clear and transparent information about its products and services. This commitment has them a strong reputation for trustworthiness and reliability in the UK financial services sector.

Their insurance products are designed to provide customers with peace of mind and protection against unexpected events. The company's credit cards and personal loans are also popular among consumers, thanks to their competitive rates and flexible repayment terms.

Update: March 2023

John Lewis now has a message on their website advising that they are no longer offering wedding insurance policies. Existing policies remain in place but there will be few, if any, customers affected as sales of John Lewis wedding insurance stopped over three years ago now.

Update: May 2023

John Lewis Finance has now removed any remaining mention of wedding insurance from the main section of their website. Only home insurance, car insurance and pet insurance remains available to purchase.


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Registered in England and Wales, Company number 7022117. Registered address: 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE.

Leyton Solutions Limited is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Emerald Life Limited, Insuremore Ltd, UK Oasis Group Ltd and Voyager Insurance Services Ltd who are all authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Leyton Solutions Limited is also an Introducer Appointed Representative of Blue Insurance Limited who is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for UK business.

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