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Review: the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card (earns Avios)

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This is our review of the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card.

Capital On Tap – a small UK payments card company which I admit you may never have heard of – runs the only small business Visa credit card which can earn you Avios points.

With their Business Rewards card, you earn 1 Capital On Tap point (worth 1p cashback or 1 Avios) per £1 you spend.

As an added benefit, this is the ONLY Avios-earning credit card in the UK which does not charge foreign exchange fees when used abroad.

In this article I will explain all you need to know about the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa card and who can apply. The application form is here.

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Who can apply for the Capital On Tap Business Rewards card?

The Capital On Tap Business Rewards card is the only way to indirectly earn Avios via a small business Visa or Mastercard credit card. 

The Capital On Tap card is aimed at limited companies and LLPs.  It is not currently accepting unlimited partnerships or sole traders.

A minimum turnover of £24,000 is required.

Whilst you may not have heard of Capital On Tap, it already has 120,000 customers across its existing ‘no rewards’ payment card and the Avios products.  This card, launched in 2018, was its first move into the rewards market.

You can find full details on their website here.  Read on first, however, to learn more about the additional bonus for HfP readers.

Interest rate information:  Your interest rate is based on your business profile and can be as low as 9.9% APR.  The standard interest rate for marketing purposes is 39.9% APR.

How does the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa card work?

In summary, the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa card:

  • has a sign-up bonus of 10,000 Capital On Tap points which converts into £100 cashback or 10,000 Avios
  • this is increased to 10,500 Capital On Tap points, worth £105 cashback or 10,500 Avios, if you use the promo code “headforpoints” when applying
  • has an on-going earnings rate of 1 Capital On Tap point (worth 1p of cashback or 1 Avios) per £1 spent
  • has an annual fee is £99 which is tax deductible

The bonus arrives at the end of your fourth billing period, irrespective of how quickly you spend the £5,000.

There are other benefits too:

  • 20 free supplementary cards for your staff
  • a credit limit of up to £100,000
  • up to 56 days to pay before interest is incurred
  • the card works with Apple Pay and Google Pay
  • No FX fees and no ATM fees 

Capital On Tap Business Rewards is the ONLY Avios-earning payment card which does not charge foreign exchange fees.

Another positive point is that Avios transfers from Capital On Tap are INSTANTANEOUS.  Log in to Capital On Tap, request a transfer of some or all of your available Capital On Tap points to Avios, log in to your British Airways Executive Club account and they will be there.

Is it worth getting the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa?

If you have any sort of limited company which would allow you to qualify for the card, I think you need to have a serious look at Capital On Tap.

  • for the first year, it is an excellent deal, especially with our HfP offer – you are getting 10,500 Capital On Tap points, worth £105 cashback or 10,500 Avios, as a sign-up bonus in return for an annual fee of £99
  • you only need to spend £5,000 in three months to qualify for the sign-up bonus
  • the £99 annual fee is a tax deductible expense so the net cost to you will be lower
  • the card has no FX fees
  • 1 Avios per £1 can’t be beaten from a Visa or Mastercard and you get far better acceptance than with an American Express card

But don’t forget …..

Capital On Tap points can be converted into cashback as well as Avios.  You can choose to take 1p of cash instead of 1 Avios.

If you don’t value Avios at more than 1p (and in most scenarios an Avios point is worth more than 1p as this article shows) then take your Capital On Tap points as cashback instead.

The cashback option also gives you a fallback in case Avios devalues or your travel plans change.  However, if you took cashback it would be taxable as business income.

Points and miles have no cash or taxable value – this is a long-held HMRC rule.

Conclusion

If the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa card sound interesting for your business, you can find out more and apply on their website here.

Remember to add promo code headforpoints to receive your extra 500 points when signing up.

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.

Comments (29)

  • Gio says:

    For the amex business gold do I qualify for the bonus on this if I hold a personal basic membership rewards card? The transparent one? Haven’t held a business one for over a year.

  • Joe Green says:

    Watch out for their ts and cs as got caught recently as underpaid a £5k bill by around £60 and they charge interest from day one of the prior statement period for full amount spent. that £60 ended up with a few hundred quid interest so just pay extra attention and ensure to pay off in full every month.

  • Simon says:

    Has anyone managed to get 2 cards being a director of 2 different companies ? Ahem with 2 bendies?

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