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MBNA announces the closure of the UK Lufthansa Miles & More credit cards

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MBNA has sent letters to the holders of its Lufthansa Miles & More card, including myself, saying that the cards will close on 28th July.

We will all receive the pretty decent Horizon Visa card which I reviewed here.

I will run an article tomorrow on alternatives to the Miles & More card.  However, even if you start to collect Miles & More miles via an indirect credit card route, it will not stop your miles from expiring.

Miles & More miles have a hard 3-year expiry – no exceptions – unless you have status or have a Miles & More credit card.

Two things could happen now:

Miles & More IMMEDIATELY (well, at the end of September which would be the first quarter-end following a month with no credit card miles going in) deletes all miles over three years old from your Miles & More account, or

A three year clock now starts after which your miles will start to disappear

We will, apparently, receive a separate letter from Lufthansa about what will happen.  I am worried that the first option is the one that will apply but hopefully they won’t be that silly.  I will see if I can get any news out of Miles & More although I am not very well connected there.


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – July 2021 update

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British Airways American Express card

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BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

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Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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American Express Platinum card Amex

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Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

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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.

American Express Business Gold

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Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

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British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

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Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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Barclaycard Select Cashback Credit Card

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