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With the end of the tax year approaching, wealth management group Nutmeg has brought back its generous Avios offer for opening a SIPP, general investment account or ISA.
For every £1 invested you will receive one Avios, up to a maximum of 80,000 Avios, when you open an account with Nutmeg before 9th April 2018.
Full details are on the Nutmeg website here.
What is Nutmeg?
As I wrote back in December, 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.
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 2015, 2016 and 2017. The company now has over £1 billion of assets under management and over 50,000 investors.
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?
SIPP: for a pension, Nutmeg will award one Avios point per £1 on initial investments up to £80,000. You can invest more but the Avios reward is capped at 80,000 points.
ISA: the maximum you are allowed to invest in an ISA this tax year is £20,000. You can invest more but anything you commit beyond £20,000 will be placed in a general investment account.
Please note that Avios points are not awarded for customers opening a Lifetime ISA.
The ISA limit for 2018/19 will be £20,000. If you have already opened an ISA with someone else for 2017/18, you can still take advantage of this offer by jumping in quickly on 6th April when the new tax year starts.
This offer is valid for invested accounts opened and funded before 8th April 2018.
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.
you receive Avios based on your INITIAL deposit only – if you deposit £20,000 in an ISA today and another £20,000 on 6th April for the new 2018/19 year, you will only receive 20,000 Avios
the offer is only open to new Nutmeg customers
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 18 months, Nutmeg reserves the right to withdraw approximately 1p per Avios awarded from the closing balance before returning funds. The exact amounts are listed in the terms and conditions.
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 (June 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.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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.)