You can now earn Avios referring your friends to Monese.
You may remember our coverage of Monese, the online banking app with a particular niche in the expat community due to its ability to instantly open accounts in 20 countries. No proof of address is required and no credit checks take place.
Last December, Avios Group made a surprise investment in the company and in February Monese updated their app to allow users to link their Avios account to their Monese account and see their Avios balance, spending and earning.
The Monese-Avios partnership appears to be deepening. Monese has just announced a new Avios incentive for its users. You will now earn up to 1,500 Avios for every friend you refer to Monese. The amount you earn depends on the level of account you hold:
Monese Premium users get 1,500 Avios for each friend they refer (remember a premium account has a monthly fee of £14.95)
Plus (£4.95 monthly fee) account holders: 750 Avios per friend referred
Starter (free) account holders: 250 Avios per friend referred
The bonus is triggered when the person who is referred makes their first transaction with their Monese card.
The bonus does not change depending on what type of account is opened, so it is possible for Premium users to earn 1,500 Avios by referring your partner or friends to the free Starter account. You can read full details on the Monese website here and you can download the app to join here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2023)
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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
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.
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.
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
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
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 10,500 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.