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Wealth management group Nutmeg has brought back its generous Avios offer for opening a pension or ISA.
If you didn’t get around to opening an account back in April when this offer last ran, you might want to look at the deal now.
For every £1 invested you will receive one Avios, up to a maximum of 50,000 Avios, when you open an account with Nutmeg before 24th December 2017.
Full details can be found on the Nutmeg website here.
What is Nutmeg?
As I wrote back in April when this offer last ran Nutmeg is an innovative online wealth management service which offers intelligent investment portfolios to anybody with just £500 to invest with additional monthly contributions of at least £100. If you are currently using St James’s Place, Hargreaves Lansdown etc then the simple Nutmeg annual fee structure of 0.25% to 0.75% should be of interest.
Your money will be invested in what the company calls a robust, diversified portfolio that spreads risk across asset classes, geographies and industries. YourMoney voted Nutmeg the best online Stocks and Shares ISA provider for both 2015 and 2016.
If you read the Financial Times this weekend you will have seen a profile on Nutmeg in FT Money. The company now has over £1 billion of assets under management and has doubled its customer numbers over the course of 2017.
How much do I need to invest?
You can open an account with the minimum contribution for an ISA of just £500 as long as you make additional monthly contributions by direct debit of at least £100. You can also make an initial lump sum contribution of £5,000 or more with no direct debit contributions required. For those opening a pension the minimum is £5,000 with no direct debit contribution required.
What is the maximum I can invest?
The maximum you are allowed to invest in an ISA this tax year is £20,000. You can invest more – Nutmeg will give you one Avios point per £1 on initial investments of up to £50,000, which would earn you 50,000 Avios – but anything you commit beyond £20,000 will be placed in a general investment account.
For a pension, Nutmeg will award one Avios point per £1 on initial investments up to £50,000. You can invest more but the Avios reward is capped at 50,000 points.
This offer is valid for invested accounts opened by 17th December 2017.
How many Avios will I receive?
You will receive one Avios point per £1 invested.
However, it is important to note that the offer is only open to new Nutmeg customers. A ‘new customer’ is defined as someone who has not previously invested with Nutmeg.
When do I receive my Avios?
Your bonus can be credited to either an avios.com or British Airways Executive Club account. You will receive your Avios within 45 days of making your initial investment.
If you make a withdrawal or close your Nutmeg account within 12 months, Nutmeg reserves the right to to withdraw the cash equivalent of the Avios points value awarded from the closing balance before returning funds.
How do I apply?
You need to sign up and invest via this special landing page to earn Avios. Applications via the standard Nutmeg home page will not earn any points.
Remember, as with all investing, that your capital is at risk. The value of your portfolio with Nutmeg can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invest. ISA and pension rules apply.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2022)
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 Avios.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)