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It’s back: Get a 25% bonus on HSBC Premier credit card points conversions to Avios

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HSBC has launched a 25% bonus on conversion of HSBC Premier credit card points to Avios until 31st August.

It isn’t clear if this is targeted or open to everyone.  You should find full details of the transfer bonus if you log in to your HSBC card account.

The two HSBC Premier credit cards are very generous – the snag is that you need to have a HSBC Premier current account to get them.  Whilst Premier is free, the income and/or savings requirements are high – see here.

HSBC Premier Avios conversion bonus

The free HSBC Premier Mastercard, reviewed here, earns 0.5 Avios, Asia Miles, Singapore Airlines or Etihad Guest miles per £1 spent.  The £195 per year HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard, reviewed here, earns 1 mile per £1 and also comes with airport lounge access.  PS.  Our recent article on 10 good reasons to apply for the HSBC Premier World Elite credit card is here.

You also get comprehensive travel insurance as part of the HSBC Premier current account, which makes this an interesting alternative to The Platinum Card from American Express for couples or solo travellers.  It is less good for families as you are obliged to pay for children to enter airport lounges with you – Amex Platinum gets a family of four into a lounge.

(Want to earn more miles and points from credit cards?  Click here to visit our dedicated airline and hotel travel credit cards page or use the ‘Credit Cards Update’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)