Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards

The Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards are an alternative (although you can have both!) to the British Airways American Express cards. The stand-out feature of the cards is the 0% fee levied on purchases made outside the UK - it is the only credit card to offer no foreign currency fees and offer rewards.

My review of the £24 Lloyds Avios Rewards card is here. A 4,500 Avios refer-a-friend bonus is available if I refer you for the card, see the review for details.

The top 14 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

Our ‘Credit Cards Update’ tab lists all of the card deals currently available. What I thought might be interesting, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. Put simply, if I get this card purely for the sign-up […]

Are the best cashback credit cards a good alternative to miles and points cards?

Cashback credit cards are not a core focus of Head for Points due to, erm, their lack of points. That isn’t going to change, but as the benefit packages on reward cards continue to be squeezed it is worth keeping an eye on the best alternatives. […]

What are the best credit card bonuses for LONG TERM spending?

The majority of the credit card posts on Head for Points are focussed on exploiting sign-up bonuses.  Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus, cancel the card, move on.  After a couple of years, you can re-apply for the first card […]

Are these the possible changes to the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card?

On Monday I ran a piece about why I thought the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card could not continue in its current form. I was then handily emailed some draft marketing documentation currently being used as part of some market research.  This shows a Lloyds […]

Bits: Avios launches targetted Super Boost promo, Lloyds brings back refer-a-friend!

News in brief: Avios launches new targetted Super Boost promotion avios.com launched a new promotion yesterday to encourage you to increase your Avios collecting this spring. Super Boost is a targetted offer which has gone to a minority of members.  None of my family have […]

Paying tax on 31st January? Remember HMRC credit card fees have been slashed!

If you have a large chunk of self-assessment income tax due this month, there is an upside. Last April, HMRC slashed its credit card fee to roughly 0.4%. One of the biggest jokes, since the EU cap on Visa and MasterCard fees came into effect […]

‘Secret’ Hilton and Avis cashback deals with American Express launched

American Express seems to be trialling exclusive cashback deals for Facebook users. Unfortunately, we are about to ruin their experiment by publicising the deal here and generating a few thousand sign-ups! This is the deal: You will receive £20 cashback on a £100 Hilton spend […]

Is the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card about to be dropped?

(EDIT:  Even though I have it in writing from Lloyds that the refer-a-friend scheme has been terminated, the website has been updated this morning following my article – by Avios – to show a new closing date of 31st December 2017.   That said, I […]

What are the best points credit cards with 0% interest on purchases?

The current marketing gimmick among credit card companies is to offer 0% interest on new purchases for a long period of time. 0% interest offers on balance transfers – albeit usually with a 3% fee – have always been popular but only work for people […]

Bits: last day for Amex ‘Shop Small’, London-Perth (non-stop!) with Qantas, Amazon link

News in brief: Last day for American Express ‘Shop Small’ Don’t forget that today (Sunday) is the last day for the Amex ‘Shop Small’ offer.  You will receive £5 cashback on EVERY transaction you make for £10 or more at a participating ‘Shop Small’ business. […]

Amex ‘Shop Small’ starts today – get £5 back on every £10 purchase!

If you have ANY American Express credit or charge card – except TSB – you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from today until 18th December with ‘Shop Small’. American Express is the major UK sponsor of a scheme called ‘Shop Small’, designed to […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (16): Lloyds Choice Rewards American Express & MasterCard

This is my review of the Lloyds Choice Rewards credit cards. This article was updated on 3rd February 2017 and is correct as of that date. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (15): Lloyds Avios Rewards American Express & MasterCard

This is my review of the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards. This article was updated on 3rd February 2017 and is correct as of that date. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or […]

What credit card should replace your Diamond Club Visa or MasterCard?

Yesterday I ran an extra article to share the news that the MBNA Diamond Club (ex bmi British Midland) credit cards will stop accruing Avios points on 30th September. This is a big blow for many people, not least myself who has been earning a […]

Bits: Another Lloyds / Avios horror story, spam Avios emails doing the rounds

News in brief: Another Lloyds / Avios horror story Long-time HFP readers will know that I have softened my stance on the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards over the years.  This is partly because readers convinced me that, despite the appalling Lloyds customer service, the […]

Paying tax this weekend? Remember credit card fees have been slashed!

If you have a large chunk of self-assessment income tax due this weekend, there is an upside. This is the first self-assessment payment deadline since HMRC slashed its credit card fee to roughly 0.4%. One of the biggest jokes, since the EU cap on Visa […]

Holiday Tips 2 – the best ways of earning miles with your credit card abroad

In Part 1 of Holiday Tips on Wednesday, I looked at ways to earn points when booking airport car parking.  Today I want to provide an updated look at the best ways to earn points when using your credit card abroad. Something I stress on Head for […]

Avios withdraws the Lloyds Premier Avios credit card

Avios has withdrawn the £140 Lloyds Premier Avios credit card (not the £24 Lloyds Avios credit card) to new applicants.  The final day to apply was 13th July. I honestly don’t know why the card has gone.  I doubt it is linked to the imposition […]

Bits: Lloyds credit card referral madness, possible 5000 free Avios, Amex FX promo

News in brief: Lloyds hits a new low in credit card referral behaviour If you have ever tried to refer a friend for the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards, you will know that it is only slightly more fun than having a tooth extracted without […]