TSB Avios credit cards

The TSB Avios credit cards were previously known as the Lloyds Avios Duo credit cards. When TSB was separated from Lloyds Bank, these cards were transferred to TSB and Lloyds launched the new range of Lloyds Avios Rewards cards. My reviews of the two TSB cards are here and here.

EXCLUSIVE: TSB Avios credit cards withdrawn

The two TSB Avios credit cards were removed from the market this week.  They no longer appear on the avios.com or TSB websites. TSB gave Head for Points the following statement last night: We can confirm that the TSB Avios and Premier Avios Reward Credit […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (22): TSB Premier Avios American Express & MasterCard

This is my review of the TSB Premier Avios credit cards. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for.  These articles will be linked to the relevant sections […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (21): TSB Avios American Express & MasterCard

This is my review of the TSB Avios credit cards. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for.  These articles will be linked to the relevant sections of […]

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 […]

What is the best credit card for foreign spend when someone else is paying?

I ran an article last week on the best credit card options when travelling abroad this Summer with a focus on those which minimise the 2.99% foreign exchange fee added to most credit and debit card transactions. One reader raised a fair point, though – when […]

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Avios has withdrawn the £140 Lloyds Premier Avios credit card (not the £24 Lloyds Avios credit card) to new applicants.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 […]

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

This article was updated in January 2017 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 […]

Bits: £20 Pizza Express Amex cashback, more uses for Avios as Alaska buys Virgin America

A rather eclectic selection of pieces today as we spent yesterday in the air: £20 Pizza Express cashback for all Amex-issued Amex cards A few new American Express cashback deals have appeared – you can see what you have been targetted for by going to […]

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

This article was updated in January 2017 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 […]

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

A couple of years ago, American Express expanded its ‘Invites’ programme – which gets cardholders early access to tickets for certain cultural events – by opening a private lounge at the O2 Arena in Greenwich. They made quite a fuss about it at the time […]

Bits: video of ‘The Concorde Bar’ in Singapore, IHG sale ending, new Amex cashback offers

News in brief: Check out ‘The Concorde Bar’ on YouTube Back in October, I published a brief reader review of ‘The Concorde Bar’ in the new British Airways lounge in Singapore. This is a new model which BA is rolling out.  Instead of a separate […]

Bits: Four Seasons walks away from the Wharf, latest Amex offers, Tesco NOW TV offer

News in brief: Four Seasons walks away from Canary Wharf Four Seasons announced yesterday that it is dropping management of its hotel at Canary Wharf in London.  This is presumably linked to the opening of its new Tower of London project in a couple of […]

The Government turns the screw even further on your reward credit cards

I have written extensively about the new European Union regulations on credit card interchange fees which came into effect last week. This article covers the key information. You could (note, could) have summarised the situation as follows: The EU is capping the interchange fee (roughly equivalent […]

The top 16 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

(EDIT:  This article was updated in January 2017) 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 […]

Comparing the 13 credit cards that now earn you Avios points!

(EDIT:  This article was updated in January 2017) What is the best Avios credit card?  With 13 different cards now offering Avios points, and issuers starting to reduce the rewards on Visa and MasterCard products in response to the new EU rules on credit card fees, […]

Today is Amex ‘Shop Small’ day – get £5 back on £10 transactions for 2 weeks

Today, Saturday 5th December, is the third outing for the UK version of ‘Small Business Saturday’, a slightly more welcome US import than Black Friday! It is, in theory, little more than a PR exercise for small traders and the benefits of shopping at local small […]

Bits: new Amex cashback deals, how HFP helped Paul see South America

News in brief: New American Express statement credit deals launched A new wave of Amex cashback offers launched yesterday. Some, all or none of these will be available for registration under the ‘Offers’ tab of your online statement.  Unfortunately, if they are not showing, you […]

Amex ‘Shop Small’ is coming – get £5 back on every £10 transaction for 2 weeks

Saturday 5th December is the third outing for the UK version of ‘Small Business Saturday’, a slightly more welcome US import than Black Friday! It is, in theory, little more than a PR exercise for small traders and the benefits of shopping at local small businesses […]