The Lufthansa credit cards – which are NOT actually credit cards – are the oddest payment cards we cover. They are also one of the most generous.
You receive TWO cards. One is a Diners Club charge card (yes, they still exist) and the second is a prepaid Mastercard debit card.
Both cards earn a whopping 1.25 Miles & More miles per £1. The debit card is funded by the Diners Club card behind the scenes, and to all intents and purposes you don’t notice the difference day-to-day.
Of course, as a charge card, you MUST clear your balance in full each month. There is no ability to pay interest and defer settlement.
I like this card and have one. A key benefit is that your Miles & More miles won’t expire if you have this card and use it once per month.
Is the card changing?
Recently, for a very short time, the card website changed to show this:
Look carefully. Instead of two cards – a Diners Club and a Mastercard debit card – there is now just a Visa card.
The Diners Club card has gone. The Visa card still seems to be a charge card, as no APR is quoted. The 1.25 miles per £1 rate remains.
As quickly as it appeared, the image disappeared. It was definitely there – Google even cached it. I am guessing someone was testing out a change on the live site instead of using a staging site.
I’m a little confused, to be honest. Why is switching to a (presumably) prepaid Visa debit card better than a Mastercard? How is dropping Diners Club part of this? What happens to the role of Affiniture, the card issuer and UK owner of the Diners Club brand? What would happen to existing cardholders?
I don’t have any answers. I approached Affiniture and Cornercard for comment but didn’t get a reply. Let’s see what happens.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – April 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our April 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the other top current deals:
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review
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
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these:
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review
Disclaimer: Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be construed as financial advice, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that any product is right for your circumstances. Recommendations are based primarily on the ability to earn miles and points and do not consider interest rates, service levels or any impact on your credit history. By recommending credit cards on this site, I am – technically – acting as a credit broker. Robert Burgess, trading as Head for Points, is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a credit broker.