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Is something happening to the Miles & More Global Traveller payment cards?

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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.

Lufthansa uk credit card changes

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.

Our full review of the Miles & More Global Traveller cards is here.

Is the card changing?

Recently, for a very short time, the card website changed to show this:

New Lufthansa Miles & More Global Traveller Visa card

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? – March 2023 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Successfully apply for either of the Barclaycard Avios credit cards by 2nd April 2023 and you will be entered into a free draw to win ONE MILLION AVIOS! Full details are on the application forms here (free) and here (paid). This competition is exclusive to Head for Points readers. T&C apply.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend 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 offers:

Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) and free for a year Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback (3% for 3 months if you apply by 31st March) and no annual fee Read our full review

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