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.

HMRC to stop accepting credit cards on 13th January – no more cheap miles

HMRC has announced that it will no longer accept personal credit cards for income tax, PAYE, VAT or any other payments after 13th January 2018. You can see the announcement on this page of the HMRC website. This is clearly a blow for those people, […]

Do you know that Amex has a private lounge for cardholders at the O2 Arena?

Yesterday I told you about the long list of new conerts at the O2  Arena in Greenwich which are now bookable with Starwood Preferred Guest or Marriott Rewards points.  These allow you to see your favourites artists from the comfort of the SPG Suite, including […]

What is the best Visa or MasterCard travel loyalty credit card?

I continue to get a steady stream of reader emails looking for advice on the best Visa or MasterCard miles and points card.  With earning rates being cut following the EU cap on interchange fees, it isn’t easy. The Head for Points credit card guide […]

Which is better – the Lloyds Avios Rewards upgrade voucher or the BAPP Amex 241?

The received wisdom, prior to the 2015 Avios devaluation, was that the British Airways Premium Plus American Express 2-4-1 voucher was the best thing since sliced bread whilst the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card upgrade voucher left something to be desired. The 2015 changes to Avios reward pricing […]

Bits: Lloyds Avios card bonus gone, City Airport winners, Iberia / Groupon 1p Avios deal back

News in brief: Lloyds Avios Rewards refer a friend bonus dropped Avios has dropped the 4,500 Avios ‘refer a friend’ bonus that it has offered on the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card for the last couple of years. The referral site stopped working last week […]

Bits: Good Groupon MAN lounge deal, Lloyds drops Choice Rewards, Louis Vuitton hits LHR T3

News in brief: Good Groupon deal on Manchester’s impressive 1903 Lounge In May I went up to Manchester to take a look at the new premium adults-only “1903 Lounge” that opened in Terminal 3. My review of the 1903 Lounge is here and a photo is below. […]

‘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?’. EDIT:  This article was updated on 1st October 2017 and all of the information is correct to that date […]

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 12 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 […]

The top 13 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

This article was updated on 1st October 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 […]

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. […]