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Earlier in the year, IAG Loyalty relaunched the British Airways Prepaid Mastercard. If you took out this card, IAG Loyalty is keen to hear your thoughts.

IAG Loyalty is currently running research into the user experience of the card and needs cardholders to take part. This research is also open to people who have had the card but recently cancelled it.

British Airways Prepaid Mastercard research

Participants in the research will need to take part in a virtual feedback session for 30 minutes, held via Zoom between Tuesday 25th October –  Tuesday 1st November between the hours of 10.30am – 5.30pm (BST/GMT). In return they will get $30 paid into their Paypal account.

If you hold or have held the card recently and are interested in giving your feedback, this is a good opportunity to do so. Please note there are very limited places and it will be on a first come, first served basis. We will update this article once all the places are taken.

To take part the feedback sessions, please sign up to IAG Loyalty’s user testing platform using this link here. Once signed up, you’ll be able to choose a time slot and if none are available it will mean the places have all been taken. Thank you in advance for your help.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2023)

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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

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 a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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

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.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

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

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (73)

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  • Gosia44 says:

    They could set up a survey monkey to gather our opinions and post a link on HfP. The card and the app are both poor value for money and poor experience. No need for a focus group where slots to participate run out at 5:02am as someone mentioned above. They aren’t going to capture the full scale of disappointment with that approach. I would be more than happy to express my opinion for some additional avios via a basic survey..

    • vol says:

      “They aren’t going to capture the full scale of disappointment…”

      I think that’s the idea 😉

      Reminds me of the Police and Revenue Inspectors I saw one morning at a railway station.

      Station staff rolled their eyes and told me they carry out revenue inspections at a time when there are most likely commuters with tickets so they can report “No issues” back to Sarge and Supervisors.

    • Londonsteve says:

      +1. I suspect as others have mentioned that they don’t want a torrent of negative opinions with an open access survey.

  • Save East Coast Rewards says:

    I signed up as I wanted to give them some feedback but the chance doesn’t seem to be there. So maybe they’re reading this.

    – Clogs up your BAEC statement as each individual transaction shows on there rather than the points being moved over every month. This makes it harder to see other transactions hit your BAEC statement
    – The transactions on the card appear on the BAEC statement under ‘Misc’ rather than the existing ‘finance card’. The BA Holidays bonus tier points also appear under misc so if you use this card a lot it makes it hard to see when the bonus tier points post.
    – One of the reasons I have this card is so I can earn Avios when I’m in Italy on my Euro spend, it would be good if you could also top up in Euros (and dollars) at the moment I can just top up in GBP

    I’ll be really surprised if this card lasts beyond this year (I assume that’s why the card validity was so short so they could easily phase out if not a success) but if they do want to persist with it they should at least improve the way the points post to the BAEC account.

    • Londonsteve says:

      +1. It’s madness that a purchase of a coffee generates a 2 Avios entry on the BAEC statement. Using the card to generate Avios on Euro spend is not a clever thing because the exchange rate offered by the ‘Euro wallet’ (and USD wallet) are poor. The alternative appears to leave the wallet empty and Euro (and USD) transactions are processed in real time at the exchange rate. There is a 1.5% conversion fee applied to currencies other than EUR and USD but bizarrely, every EUR transaction I’ve done seems to have gone through at the Mastercard rate with no further fee being applied, it just says ‘sweep to EUR wallet’ and the amount in Sterling, without any retailer details.

  • Daniel says:

    Unbelievably…they have sent a follow up email to me just now!!!
    It’s like they are just muppets!!

  • Will says:

    Just received email invite for the BA card review. For a moment I was hopeful this was working but it took me down the same rabbit hole of downloading the app (which I already registered for this morning). And there is a test review available (not BA) that only works on a desktop yet the app is an iPhone app…

    • Hannah says:

      Still no email for me despite signing up at 5am but maybe I’m not missing out on much!

  • S says:

    Just cancelled mine today via phone. Tried live chat many times but no one bothered to join it. 45 mins+ on hold via phone yesterday before I gave up. Called this morning and was all done in about 5 mins!

    Also was sent 1500 points bonus multiple times, of which only some has been clawed back; God knows if they are going to take the rest at some point!

    • Peter says:

      What number do you call to speak with them? Still no sign of the 1500 sign on bonus Avios nor the extra 1500 from the HfP promotion. As you say no point joining the chat function, nobody’s home…

  • Aston100 says:

    So glad I didn’t sign up for this.

  • Louie says:

    Looks like I’m the first to comment on the D+D offer. Sort of…. Made me look at the Square Meal offers. I’ve had a look at a few restaurants and can’t see many that offer more than 100 points, certainly none offering any for spending on a registered credit card. Is that because there are no good offers currently or because I’ve not yet joined up?

    • Rob says:

      Hmmm … you’re right. You can still register your credit card but I can’t find a central list of restaurants offering bonus points. Coq d’Argent isn’t currently offering it. Odd.

  • Michael sellers says:

    No sign of any Avios for me either, spent my £500 in sterling. Chat always unavailable.

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