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HSBC Premier Mastercard

HSBC issues two credit cards that come with travel rewards: a basic free card and a World Elite card with a £195 annual fee.

Both cards are only available to existing HSBC Premier current account holders and offer a variety of benefits including a sign-up bonus and airport lounge access.

You can read our review of the free HSBC Premier Mastercard here and our review of the HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard here.

10 UK travel credit cards hike their interest rates sharply

I was updating the credit card database page on Head for Points yesterday and noticed some shocking changes to the interest rates charged on many popular travel credit cards. Since the EU capped .....

I was updating the credit card database page on Head for Points yesterday and noticed some shocking changes to .....

by Rob Burgess68 comments

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

Yesterday I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby – ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’. Because you .....

Yesterday I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby .....

by Rob Burgess70 comments

The Government turns the screw even further on your reward credit cards

I have written extensively about the new European Union regulations on credit card interchange fees which came into effect last week. This article covers the key information. You could (note, could) .....

I have written extensively about the new European Union regulations on credit card interchange fees which came .....

by Rob Burgess74 comments

Comparing the 13 credit cards that now earn you Avios points

What is the best Avios credit card?  With 13 different cards now offering Avios points, and issuers starting to reduce the rewards on Visa and MasterCard products in response to the new EU rules on .....

What is the best Avios credit card?  With 13 different cards now offering Avios points, and issuers starting .....

by Rob Burgess81 comments

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (11): HSBC Premier Mastercard

This is my review of the HSBC Premier Mastercard credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying .....

This is my review of the HSBC Premier Mastercard credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at .....

by Rob Burgess18 comments

HSBC Premier Mastercard cuts its rates but is still the best Avios card

The devaluation of loyalty credit cards, at least those with a Visa or Mastercard logo on them, continues.  This is driven by the new EU regulations on interchange fees, which will cap the amount .....

The devaluation of loyalty credit cards, at least those with a Visa or Mastercard logo on them, continues. .....

by Rob Burgess51 comments

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

Yesterday I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby – ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’. Because you .....

Yesterday I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby .....

by Rob Burgess57 comments

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?  This is not as easy an answer as you might think and beginners to this hobby may not be aware of the full range of cards which are .....

What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?  This is not as easy an answer as you might think .....

by Rob Burgess58 comments

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (11): HSBC Premier Mastercard

This is my review of the HSBC Premier MasterCard credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth .....

This is my review of the HSBC Premier MasterCard credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking .....

by Rob Burgess5 comments

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