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  • chrisorr85 7 posts

    I used to overpay my NatWest mortgage with an HSBC Premier credit card to get points. This was fine as it was treated as a purchase rather than a cash advance. I would now like to do the same with an Avios Barclaycard. Has anyone done this before and, if so, did Barclaycard treat it as a purchase or a cash advance?

    NorthernLass 8,203 posts

    Someone asked this a few days ago – I don’t think we have any real-life examples yet!

    BBbetter 764 posts

    Call Barclaycard and ask them?

    NorthernLass 8,203 posts

    I think it was @Lady London who noted that that would be the surest way to get them to treat it as a cash-like transaction!

    Johnykp 8 posts

    Someone asked this a few days ago – I don’t think we have any real-life examples yet!

    Hello,

    Yes it was me, I went ahead and tried it and it seems to have worked, i made a payment to overpay using my BC avois card and all went through ok. I have jusy recieved my monthly statement which has credited me with theavios points and I have no charges against he card, so so far all seems to be good

    chrisorr85 7 posts

    Someone asked this a few days ago – I don’t think we have any real-life examples yet!

    Hello,

    Yes it was me, I went ahead and tried it and it seems to have worked, i made a payment to overpay using my BC avois card and all went through ok. I have jusy recieved my monthly statement which has credited me with theavios points and I have no charges against he card, so so far all seems to be good

    Brilliant news – thanks Johny!

    SteveJ 998 posts

    No way this is legit?

    BBbetter 764 posts

    No way this is legit?

    It is legit as the blue eagle is generous. If Mr X makes a comeback and writes to regulators, or if the eagle realises it’s losing too much money, it’ll be plugged.

    runnerbean 58 posts

    @chrisorr85 what mechanism did you use eg phone, in person, other?

    Does NatWest say it accepts credit cards for overpayments?

    The reason I ask is that I asked nationwide about this a few weeks ago and got a clear no irrespective of card used (I explicitly asked about Amex and Barclaycard Avios.

    Johnykp 8 posts

    Hi,

    I used the natwest website, in the my mortgage portal it offers an overpayment option, when you select that and pick the amount, it’ll offer payment via mastercard/visa, dd etc ( no amex option). Prior to doing this I did phone natwest a couple of times about doing this, the forst person couldn’t answer my question, the second said that it would work but to make sure I paid my card off or I would be libel for the interest. My only issue was they wouldn’t raise my credit limit so I could pay more.

    runnerbean 58 posts

    Thanks @Johnykp, I’ll give it a go.

    ukpolak 73 posts

    FWIW I overpay my Scottish power energy bill using the Barclays Avios Mastercard (Amex not accepted) just to keep the monthly DD down and to trouser the Avios.

    Paying a mortgage with a CC is not one id considered before and may give it a go (TSB bank however).

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