British Airways has made its another announcement about On Business, its loyalty scheme for SMEs.
(If you have your own business and you’re not an On Business member, you can read our full review here. It is a no-brainer, since you earn On Business points on top of your usual Avios.)
The last status and points extension was announced in August 2020. There has now been another announcement although not all members – certainly not HfP – have received it.
This is what has been announced now:
- your status will roll over for 2022, irrespective of how much spending you do in 2021 – this represents a second rollover, since 2020 status was extended into 2021
- there is no mention of reduced tier thresholds, so it looks as if anyone wanting to move up a tier will now need to spend the full amount in 2021 – £30,000 to reach Tier On2 and £300,000 to reach Tier On3
- no points will expire on 31st December 2021 – expiry has been pushed back to 31st December 2022 – again, this represents a second rollover
The latter one is important, because On Business points have a ‘hard’ expiry date. Irrespective of your activity or status, points usually expire after three years if not used.
You find out more on this page of the BA website.
If you are an On Business member, remember that you can now earn additional On Business points via the new British Airways Accelerating Business American Express credit card. You can learn more in our BA Accelerating Business review here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)