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The HfP chat thread – Friday 11th September

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Comments (132)

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  • Anna says:

    I cancelled my BAPP today and am going to have a 24 month break (if it still exists by then!) Interim spend will go on OH’s BAPP. We won’t need 2 companion vouchers next year so I may as well wait for another sign up bonus – all this year’s travel has been moved to next year, and there’s still no guarantee any of it will go ahead!
    It depends on your individual circumstances though.

    • Erico1875 says:

      for me there is plenty value still in the 2 4 1 even on short haul.
      On my recently booked trip EDI -LHR-LCA Club Europe 49K Avios
      There and back we will probably consume the RFS cost (£175) on food and champers between lounges and inflight.
      Low cost flights would have been £400 + bagage + without any F+B
      We also get the middle seat free which would be another £200

  • Spaghetti Town says:

    Would someone be able to help please?

    I recently created a LTD company – but start buying stuff for my new business a couple of months ago as I wasn’t sure to do sole trader or LTD company at that point.

    I bought a load of bits on my credit card over the last few months, can I now expense this back to my LTD company even though it was only created last week?

    • Rob says:

      Shouldn’t be an issue. Just buy it off yourself, if necessary.

    • Crafty says:

      HMRC has specific guidance on this. I recall the time period being something like 6 weeks before company formation.

  • Mike says:

    Third day running I’m unable to topup Starling & Monese with my Curve linked to HH BC. I confirm in the app and it says declined in Starling/Monese. No issues with other payments with Curve.

    I wonder if BC are blocking the MCC?

    Revolut works fine directly with HH BC. I haven’t tried Curve on Rev because I thought the new MCC passthrough could be an issue?

  • Nigel W says:

    A quick question, how have people found the chargeback system via Curve Card? I’m probably going to have to apply for one but wanted to find out people’ experiences before proceeding.

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