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.

‘Miles and points’ for the solo traveller – should you have a different collection strategy?

How should your miles and points collecting change if you are a solo traveller?  I thought it was worth updating this article which I originally ran in 2013. Whilst Head for Points generally treats the 2-4-1 voucher from the British Airways American Express card as […]

What should you do now Travelex is closing Supercard?

Travelex announced yesterday that it is closing Supercard, its 0% foreign exchange fee payment card.  Your card will cease to work on 24th July. Supercard was an innovative payment product which has, I think, been ruined by poor implementation – primarily the high failure rate […]

If you have a Lloyds Avios credit card upgrade voucher expiring, you could try this …..

(EDIT:  the comments below suggest that this example may have been a freak IT error.  That said, if your voucher is expiring and as there is no fee for cancelling a redemption within 24 hours, there is still no risk in trying it if you […]

Why are some Lloyds Avios cardholders not receiving any points?

Regular readers will know that I hold the Lloyds Bank credit card operation in contempt.  It regularly manages to achieve levels of incompetence which other banks simply couldn’t match if they tried. Who else, for example, would take five days to send out ‘refer a […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

Yesterday I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby – ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’. Because you can earn Avios points both directly and indirectly (eg via Tesco Clubcard or Amex Membership Rewards), the […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?  This is not as easy an answer as you might think and beginners to this hobby may not be aware of the full range of cards which are available.  You have more options than you […]

Comparing the 13 credit cards that earn you Avios points!

What is the best Avios credit or charge card?  With 13 different cards offering Avios points, either directly or indirectly, and issuers starting to reduce the rewards on Visa and MasterCard products in response to the 2015 EU rules on credit card fees, I wanted to […]

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

This article was updated in June 2017 so ignore the original publication date above. 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 […]

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 […]