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Get 22,500 Virgin Atlantic miles for moving an EXISTING Stocks & Shares ISA to Virgin Money

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Virgin Money has launched a very interesting new offer for anyone who is interested in transferring an EXISTING Stocks & Shares ISA.

Virgin Money has offered Virgin Flying Club miles for many years to people who have taken out new Stocks & Shares ISAs.  I will look at this again over the weekend as the mileage offer is now up to 8,000 miles.

This is the first time it has ever offered an incentive for doing a transfer, however.

Take a look at this page of the Virgin Money website.

This is how it works.

Virgin Money will add up the total value of incoming Stocks & Shares ISA transfers you make between 8th April and 31st August as long as the account was opened by 30th June.  As long as the money remains in your account at 31st December 2019, you will receive a bonus of Virgin Flying Club miles in January 2020.

For clarity, this offer does NOT apply to transfers of cash ISAs to Virgin Money.

This is how many miles you can earn:

£5,000 – £9,999 transferred = 5,000 Virgin Flying Club miles

£10,000 – £19,999 transferred = 7,500 Virgin Flying Club miles

£20,000 – £34,999 transferred = 12,500 Virgin Flying Club miles

£35,000+ transferred = 22,500 Virgin Flying Club miles

There is a lot to think about before you take advantage of this offer.  You need to take a look at the fees charged by Virgin Money and how they compare with your current provider.  Your existing ISA provider may charge a transfer fee which makes the deal uneconomic.  Whilst Virgin Money has a number of different funds you can invest in, they may not be a perfect match for your current investment strategy.

You can find out more on this page of the Virgin Money site.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (December 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):

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 bonus points 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) 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 (27)

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  • RIccatti says:

    Not the best time for a product that does not allow holding money in cash (out of the market). Be it equities or bonds.

  • Frenzie01 says:

    Good point! Thanks!

  • Callum says:

    I invested £1000 in the ISA last time they had the offer and had £997 left when I could withdraw it. Still came out ahead with the 8000 miles but I don’t know if I’d trust them with £35,000 (perhaps irrationally given the past performance can’t predict future performance stuff).

    • Frenske says:

      You should not really invest in stocks and shares for one year. The chance that you will lose money is reasonable high, the chance that will lose money over 5 years is very slim.

  • Ken says:

    At the risk of becoming a bore on this subject, note that Virgin funds are notoriously expensive for what they are. The All Share Tracker they offer was charging 1% until Feb 2019 where it was reduced to 0.6%.
    This is still 10 times more than the cheapest offering.
    These things matter.

    • Shoestring says:

      0.6% doesn’t matter that much if it’s just a smallish short term punt to get the points, esp the new ISA promo tba Sunday though you can see it for yourself on the Virgin site

    • Ken says:

      And while their fee includes the platform charge if going direct with them, it’s still a rip off on an epic scale.
      Naturally Virgin was the worse performing all share tracker in 2018.

    • Doug M says:

      I agree, charges are key to choice. Using an ISA allowance wisely will contribute to being able to afford cash tickets. Making investment decisions on the basis of air miles is a bad start.

  • Rob says:

    Thanks, hadn’t seen that.

  • BJ says:

    Main conclusion to be drawn from this is that the good old days of miles from Virgin Money are gone for good, they have obviously learned their lessons. Nobody should be seriously contemplating them for ISAs, savings or money transfers, there are much better options available.

    • BJ says:

      Problem is even that is one time only now IIRC so we are out 🙁

    • Alex W says:

      Is fidelity any good?

    • Lady London says:

      Well regarded historically. However the thing to keep track of is when a successful money manager makes a career move to another firm. Worth thinking about having your money follow them.

    • Ken says:

      Fidelity has a big range of funds and some very low charge (0.06% OCF) trackers.
      Excellent starting point for anyone.

  • Waddle says:

    Apologies for this OT. A week ago maybe someone posted a link to a site where one could get a card or some sort of pass for the Virgin Money lounges so you don’t have to prove you have a Virgin Money product every time you visit. Can’t seem to find it. Would someone be able to post it again for me please?

    • Louise says:

      Someone said it’s in the app, altho haven’t downloaded it yet

    • Rob says:

      You register on their website and you get sent a card (or, on first visit after registration, they give you one – can’t remember which)

    • Shoestring says:

      hey! that was me 🙂

      wait a minute

  • John says:

    You get a card on your first visit. They take a photo (but it isn’t printed on the card, just stored in the database).

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