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The HfP chat thread – Monday 12th April

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We are running this daily chat thread on Head for Points during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Comments (299)

  • Vit says:

    Good evening, question regarding “downgrading” from amex Gold credit card to amex fee free (transparent card) please, does this cause hard search on credit file? We are applying for mortgage now and just realised that we actually did this downgrade a couple week ago. Nothing we can do now I guess, but a bit unease as lender may feel that we are applying for new credit card even though we only downgraded.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      I haven’t had a hard search from Amex is quite a while.

      • Vit says:

        Thanks TGL. I think the same and never seen hard searches from them the last 6 months but not too sure. I guess they have their own database system if you’ve been with them for a while I guess…

    • CH says:

      Maybe another time to plug (I mean raise awareness…) the various free-to-access credit report services out there (MSECreditClub, CreditKarma, etc) to check for new searches.

  • DT says:

    Curve competition for free metal, spend £100+ for 10 entries. Odds seem high HfP readers will be the bulk of the winners at the spending rate on curve here!

  • Ali says:

    Is the Lufty card dead? I can’t seem to make it work.

    • Rob says:

      Yes, last day was 4 April.

      • Youllnever says:

        Hey Rob, the HfP credit card articles says that the card is relaunching as a Visa card in Summer 2021 – is this still happening?

        • TGLoyalty says:

          It looked likely but the wording on the website now sounds like that is unlikely.

        • Rob says:

          Lufthansa are confident something will happen, but the Cornercard website has now changed its wording and is sounding a lot less confident. Cornercard doesn’t talk to us so I don’t know.

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