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You may not know that Avios has an insurance partner – Alan Boswell Group.

Unfortunately, the partnership is coming to an end this month.

If you are in the market for household, business, medical or landlord insurance, or even RAC cover, you need to act now. Your policy needs to be in force by 31st May to receive Avios.

Earn Avios Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers

How many Avios can you earn with insurance from Alan Boswell Group?

You can earn up to 10,000 Avios when you take out household, business, medical or landlord insurance.  You can also earn Avios by taking out RAC breakdown membership via a special Boswell discounted rate.

If your household insurance is due soon you may want to give them a call.

If you have a buy to let property, you could collect a large pile of Avios when you take out their landlord insurance.

You will also earn Avios if you take out business insurance for your company.

They offer private medical insurance too which can earn you up to 10,000 Avios.  This can be either an individual or group policy.  If you have BUPA coverage and renew it each year without shopping around then it may be worth a chat.

You need to be based in the UK, or insuring a risk in the UK if you are based abroad, to earn Avios with Alan Boswell Group.

How many Avios do you earn per policy?

Here are the earning rates, which are based on the cost of your policy:

  • 1,000 Avios per policy priced between £100 and £200
  • 2,000 Avios per policy priced between £201 and £500
  • 5,000 Avios per policy priced between £501 and £1,000
  • 10,000 Avios per policy priced above £1,000

The only exception is RAC breakdown cover, where you earn a flat 1,000 Avios.

Earn Avios with Alan Boswell Insurance

Vouchers containing your unique code will be emailed to you by Alan Boswell within 30 days of the effective date of the policy. If you choose to pay monthly, you will receive your vouchers after the second payment is completed.

You can redeem your voucher by visiting Your Avios will be credited to your British Airways Executive Club account within 5 workings days.

As a specialist insurance broker, Alan Boswell will give you best quote it can from the wide range of underwriters it works with.  This means that it is very likely that it will be competitive with your current insurance quote as you will be getting the lowest price from across a wide range of providers.

If you have a buy to let property, landlord insurance appears to be a tax deductible expense.  A business insurance policy is obviously also deductible.  This means that it would even be worth paying a little more than your current provider if you could secure a few thousand Avios on top.

How to buy

The system is a little fiddly, I admit, but this is because Alan Boswell Group offers a personal service with each quote tailored to your requirements.

  • For business, household and medical insurance, or RAC cover, you need to contact Alan Boswell Group for a quote.  The details can be found on this page of their website.  You can either call directly or submit an enquiry form and have them call you back.  All calls are dealt with by Boswell staff at their Norwich office – they do not use a subcontracted or overseas call centre.

Don’t forget to factor in a value for the Avios when comparing with your existing quote.  I know from speaking to the company that the renewal rate from Avios customers is good so they are clearly proving competitive even after the first year.

Remember that your policy needs to be in force by 31st May to receive Avios, so I recommend calling ASAP.

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. In order to discuss and link to Alan Boswell on this site, Robert Burgess is registered as an Introducer Appointed Representative of Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers Ltd which is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2024)

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 £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

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

40,000 bonus 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

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.

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 sign-up 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 (4)

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  • Dubious says:

    Are there any clever ways to renew a policy 6 months early?

    Aside from cancelling an existing policy and taking out a new one?

    • Rob says:

      Doubt it, because the policy has to be in force on 31st May under the terms of the Avios contract. You can’t sign now for a start date after 1st June.

  • Scot2BFree says:

    That’s a shame as it was a cheap way of getting a decent amount of points. I always found their quotes competitive when I benchmarked every year and couldn’t fault their customer service.

  • MarkS says:

    They also provide the avios on your annual renewals as well. Sham its coming to an end but thanks as ever team for flagging it existed!

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