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Apologies for application issues with Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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Yesterday we ran three articles on the brand new, and very exciting, Barclaycard Avios Mastercard credit cards.

As soon as we’d published them, the Barclaycard application website collapsed. At the time of writing (10pm) it is still not fully functioning. It may or may not be working when you read this.

I’m sorry for the inconvenience. We are in close contact with Barclaycard and as soon as everything is good to go we will let you know.


Are you an existing Barclaycard holder?

In our article yesterday we said that existing Barclaycard holders would need to cancel their card and wait six months if they wanted the sign-up bonus on the new card.

It turns out that Barclaycard has a Plan B for existing cardholders which will go live in a few days. We should be able to share full details soon, but basically there will be a route which will allow you to get the Avios cards and receive a bonus. It will be a smaller bonus than the one given to new customers, but it will be better than nothing. We will run an article on this as soon as the process is live.

For everyone else …. we’ll let you know as soon as applications are open.

If you want to try again now, in case it got fixed overnight, you can apply for the free Barclaycard Avios credit card (5,000 Avios bonus) here. You can apply for the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card (25,000 Avios bonus) here.

If you missed our content yesterday, the first of our three articles on the Barclaycard Avios Mastercards is here.

Comments (293)

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  • Harpo says:

    Maybe I’ve missed this – but can you get a supp on this?

  • Mark R says:

    Just a quick thank you for the heads up on this whole promotion. I managed to swap my existing Barclaycard today and all looking dandy. Thank you Roba and HFP

  • Andrew J says:

    Something to be aware of is that Barclaycard Rewards (the credit back offers like NatWest and MBNA Rewards) are only available for Barclaycard Visa, so by switching from a Barclaycard Visa, to the Avios Mastercard, you’re ending your participation in the Rewards programme, so no more offers.

    • Harrier25 says:

      Maybe but I get offers on my Virgin Atlantic MasterCard and a lot are the same or similar to what I get with my Hilton Barclaycard Visa.

  • andreww says:

    I applied last night after being Provisionally approved by their eligibility check. I got a Application successful please wait 5 days. I called Barclaycard and they told me that I had applied 2 times causing this to happen. Apparently if you used the eligibility check earlier and did not proceed then apply later that somehow causes 2 applications?. Just a heads up for everyone else.

    • Neil says:

      Only used the checker once and still got the 5 days message

  • YC says:

    If looking to get both the premier account + this card. Is there an advisable order to do things in?

  • Amit says:

    If we wanted to apply for a card in my wife’s name who is a homemaker are we able to use my income as a household income when applying? We share a joint account. Not sure if this is possible?

    • Rob says:

      Should be OK, as long as you get your household income number onto the form somehow.

    • Steven says:

      I’d also be interested in this. I did have a quick look at the eligibility checker form and it didn’t seem to refer to household income so this might not be an option.

      Rob – I’m not sure if you can obtain clarification from Barclays on this but I see that some people have been asked to upload proof of income as part of the application process. I withdraw income from my business in the form of monthly drawings, but this is considerably less than my annual income that is on my annual tax return.

      When they ask for the income, am I ok to answer on the basis of the income on my tax return on the basis that I can upload this as proof or are they only concerned with the monthly sum being paid into my bank account every month? Many thanks.

      • Rob says:

        Personally, if I could verify it via a tax return upload I’d be happy putting it on the application form.

  • Olivia says:

    Previous Barclaycard holder – switched in 2 mins this morning via the app. Statement is due today, so been told to expect the change over almost immediately with physical card arriving end of the week – cannot fault the process of moving over.

  • Markpeterboro says:

    I am an existing customer , my seldom used BC has a low credit limit (£1000) . Switching to the new cards is now showing in the app , but achieving £3000 spend in 3 months to activate the 5k avios might prove to be difficult without a credit limit increase . Do i switch first and then request a limit increase or do it the other way around ?

    • 2ilent8cho says:

      You can pay part of the balance off whenever and it becomes available to use again 2 hours later with Barclaycard so do that if the limit is too low and the purchases are under £1000.

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