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No more Virgin Points from international money transfers

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For the last few years, an interesting route to pick up a large chunk of Virgin Flying Club points was via the Virgin Money International Money Transfer service.

It was a generous deal  The amount of Virgin Flying Club points you could earn depended on the size of your transfer:

£5,000 – £9,999 – earn 2,500 points

£10,000 – £19,999 – earn 5,000 points

£20,000 – £49,999 – earn 10,000 points

£50,000 – £99,999 – earn 25,000 points

£100,000+ – earn 50,000 points

Unfortunately, this deal is now over.  As you can see here, Virgin Money is getting out of this sector on 24th June. 

The service was run as a joint venture with WorldFirst, which is taking over the customer database.  The Flying Club offer was meant to run until August 2020 so the contract is clearly ending earlier than Virgin Money anticipated.


HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (April 2021)

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, one has a bonus of 15,000 Points):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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:

Nectar American Express

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

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 (44)

  • Neil says:

    Transferred Heathrow rewards on 17/5 and double hit my account yesterday.
    I like it when 50% = 100% 🙂

  • Ken says:

    This is still not working for me. Have tried different browsers but each gives error message “Not enough points to oder reward”. But, I have plenty of points.

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