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We have been looking at a few niche Avios partners recently.

In one of the odder and lesser known Avios partnerships, London-focussed estate agent Chestertons is offering Avios points to anyone who uses it to rent out or sell a UK residential property.

Full details can be found on the Chestertons website here.

There are only two bits of small print you need to know:

You earn 1 Avios point per £1 in either or British Airways Executive Club, based on the ex-VAT amount you pay to them in fees

You CANNOT retrospectively claim Avios points.  If you have an existing contract with them, it is too late – it must be agreed as part of your initial fee contract.

The exception is if you are a landlord and they already let your property.  In this case, you can arrange for Avios to be awarded from the next renewal date.

Personally, I would suggest that the decision on who should sell or rent out your property is too important to be swayed by a very modest number of Avios points.

However, if you were considering using the firm anyway, you might as well take the Avios if they are on offer.

PS.  If you are a landlord, there is a brand new Avios partnership launching soon which will also be of interest to you.  I have already seen the details and it could be very lucrative.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2024)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous 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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

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

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital on Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

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

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

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

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (14)

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  • Joe says:

    Hi Rob, thanks for the branching out, these partnerships are always worth cataloging. As a landlord I’m curious re the potentially “very lucrative” partnership coming soon. How soon is soon? Can you reveal any more details?

  • Cate says:

    Tenuous link…talking about property are there any mortgage providers out there which will allow you to pay off a mortgage with Amex? I’ve got a k200 lump sum to pay off next year and would be nice if I could put it on a reward card.

    • Alan says:

      Not that I’ve heard. Best I managed was with the old Supercard – paid a £10k chunk off and received 12,500 Avios via my old bmi Mastercard 😉

    • Charlie says:

      I don’t think credit cards can be used to pay off any mortgage, however even if there was this would mean you having to switch onto the mortgage which would cost you product fees, etc. However I assume you may be already looking to switch in which case consider one where you can pay using the Tesco debit card. Also consider the Tesco mortgage which lets you earn points on monthly payments, and lump sum payments, (but not when paying off in full). But never choose a mortgage simply for the ability to earn points!

      • Genghis says:

        Do mortgage payments on Tesco debit cards go through as a non-financial institution payment? Any empirical evidence?

        • the real harry1 says:

          I think debit cards always go through like that – after all, you can freely pay off credit cards, HMRC etc using them – also when funding gambling a/cs, debit cards never attract a fee whereas credit cards often charge you £5 for using them in those circumstances

          • Genghis says:

            It was more can I earn points by paying off my mortgage with a Tesco debit card? Any experiences?

  • pointsarb says:

    Another portfolio landlord here Rob and I too would be very interested in hearing about this new Avios partnership….when can we expect your coverage on this scheme please?

    • Rob says:

      Was meant to launch on 15th but I think it has slipped back. It is a very niche thing but interesting for a certain group, ie BTL landlords.

  • ineverturnright says:

    “You CANNOT retrospectively claim Avios points.  If you have an existing contract with them, it is too late – it must be agreed as part of your initial fee contract.”

    From my experience, they might be flexible with this. In my case I was under offer and already going through the exchange process with a buyer having not provided my BAEC number or discussed avios at the initial contract stage. I emailed the agent and they added it no questions asked.

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