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The Virgin Atlantic credit cards get a smartphone app (at last)

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Yes, finally …. you can now manage the two Virgin Atlantic credit cards via a smartphone app.

I know that a few HfP readers have been put off from applying due to the lack of smartphone card management, but the problem is now fixed.  iPhone users should click here.  Android users should click here.

It seems to work well.  You can view recent transactions, make payments via the app and even see how many Flying Club miles you earned last month.  For example:

Virgin Atlantic credit cards app launched


Virgin Atlantic credit cards app launched

Remember that, for another few days:

you will earn an extra 5,000 miles (10,000 miles in total) on the FREE Virgin Atlantic Reward credit card 

you will get an extra 10,000 Flying Club miles (25,000 miles in total) if you take out the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card, which has a £160 fee

This offer runs until 28th February.  You can apply here.

Virgin Atlantic credit card app

The representative APR on the free card is 22.9% variable.   The representative APR on Reward+ is 63.9% variable including the £160 fee based on a notional £1200 credit limit The interest rate on purchases is 22.9% variable.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2023)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 bonus points (SPECIAL OFFER TO 2ND OCTOBER) and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 Read our full review

You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points.

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 comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points 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 Virgin Points

(Want to earn more Virgin Points?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

Comments (34)

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  • Benylin says:

    Can you pool or transfer Virgin miles to/with family members?

  • Lee says:

    I applied a couple of weeks ago and got an email saying to call them to do some checks, called them and waited 20 plus minutes, gave up and left message for call back. Call back never came. Tried a few more times eventually got through, Said the call was re security and I provided a load more detail. Told all should be fine and it would hear back same day. Still heard nothing 3 days later. My credit score is 999. Useless so far for something so simple.

  • Michael says:

    Having issues setting up the app. Asks me for the card number and CVC and then after doing that it tells me there’s an error and to try again later.

    • JimA says:

      I had the same problem, tried again 5 mins later and it picked up in the same place and then completed Ok

  • William Kerr says:

    Easy application and set up for the app for Virgin CC. Thanks a lot Rob neat to have the facility of the Lounge access ID on the card too – troublefree…. Bill

  • Alex D says:

    Installed and set up the App very easily – Shame I live down south so no real option to use the lounges.

  • Neil says:

    I see the Sheffield lounge even has Bowling! One for Rob next time he’s up 👍

  • jc says:

    Is it me or does the (Android) app not have any ability to view statements?
    Nor any other way of seeing transactions more than 6 weeks old

    • Alan says:

      Couldn’t see it in app store description or screenshots either so haven’t bothered installing, is pretty useless to me without PDF statement download!

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