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Breaking news – a new UK Mastercard offering 1 Avios per £1 spent

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I will write a full post on this later, which will go up tomorrow. However, for now, here is a quick taster.

HSBC has relaunched its HSBC Premier credit card this morning.

HSBC Premier World Elite credit card

From today, for every £1 spent on your HSBC Premier Mastercard, you will receive:

1 Avios, or

1 Etihad Guest mile, or

1 Asia Mile, or

1 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer mile

Now, there are strict requirements for HSBC Premier which will exclude a lot of people. I will cover this tomorrow, though.

For now, you can check out the details here.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – January 2023 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:

SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 30,000 points bonus, worth 30,000 Avios, until 4th February 2023 Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback (3% for 3 months if you apply by 31st March) and no annual fee Read our full review

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  • Paul says:

    Raffles….You need a VPN and the site will then think you ar in the UK and allow all access. The same thing happens with BBC I player and the national lottery both of which can be got around with VPN………I would add that for the lottery use it only to check numbers and never ever buy a ticket whilst not physically in the UK – they always check if you win big and will withhold prizes…..

    • Alan says:

      I’ve used EarthVPN for that before – also handy for accessing US streaming services like Hulu 😉

  • flyforfun says:

    Does First Direct count as HSBC product? 🙂

  • Geoggy says:

    If anyone wants a referral let me know

    I’m with HSBC premier and will now be applying for this card. Thanks Raffles

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