If you have a credit card issued by Barclaycard, which would include the ‘closed to new applicants’ Hilton Honors card, you should have received a letter last week.
Barclays is now stopping you paying your credit card bill with Curve or any other ewallet which can be loaded from a credit card.
On one hand, this makes sense. Letting you pay off your credit card with money which potentially comes from another credit card is not sensible. On the other hand, why should Barclaycard care? It isn’t paying a premium to accept Curve or any other ewallet after all.
Barclaycard is the only card company to do this so far but it is possible that others will follow suit. It is worth noting that you are not meant to use Curve to pay off credit cards although they are rarely blocked.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – June 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our June 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the other top current deals:
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review
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
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review