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  • wasylf 1 post

    Hello!

    I have Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card. It is MasterCard World Elite card, but it barely has any MasterCard benefits. There is no access to travel.mastercard.com, concierge, etc. I was wondering which cards in the UK come with “full” MasterCard World Elite benefits. Quick googling shows that curve metal, revolut metal, Premier World Elite Mastercard don’t seem to have such perks.

    What are “good” MasterCard World Elite cards in the UK?

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,170 posts

    These perks are not free – issuers pay MC to access them. Any card with the full range would have a high fee or bad rewards.

    Barcs is very open in saying the money simply isn’t there if they give 1.5 Avios per £.

    Luca M 391 posts

    As Rob said, MC WE benefits are on subscription basis, so not all issuers sign up to them and/or may offer alternative arrangements that they organise themselves (e.g the concierge offered by Coutts and RBS/NatWest).

    In the UK, I believe, in order of most to least benefits, these are the MCWE cards that subscribe to some MCWE additional perks:

    Coutts Silk
    RBS/NatWest Black Rewards
    Santander World Elite
    HSBC Premier World Elite
    Barclaycard Avios Plus (with the additional Premier Account you get Dragon Pass Memberships)

    all of the above (plus Chase Debit Card, which is indeed a World Elite) will allow you to get Car Rental top status with Avis and Hertz (and by status match with many more).

    09R 47 posts

    As Rob said, MC WE benefits are on subscription basis, so not all issuers sign up to them and/or may offer alternative arrangements that they organise themselves (e.g the concierge offered by Coutts and RBS/NatWest).

    In the UK, I believe, in order of most to least benefits, these are the MCWE cards that subscribe to some MCWE additional perks:

    Coutts Silk
    RBS/NatWest Black Rewards
    Santander World Elite
    HSBC Premier World Elite
    Barclaycard Avios Plus (with the additional Premier Account you get Dragon Pass Memberships)

    all of the above (plus Chase Debit Card, which is indeed a World Elite) will allow you to get Car Rental top status with Avis and Hertz (and by status match with many more).

    Just tried accessing travel.mastercard.com with my Natwest Black and HSBC Premier WE and neither worked

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,170 posts

    I just accessed travel.mastercard.com with my HSBC Premier WE and it worked – this was to the special HSBC version of the site. There is a link on the Home&Away site to get you there.

    Some half decent offers but messed up with a pile of rubbish ones, and so random that I doubt you’d ever remember to look at them.

    09R 47 posts

    I just accessed travel.mastercard.com with my HSBC Premier WE and it worked – this was to the special HSBC version of the site. There is a link on the Home&Away site to get you there.

    Some half decent offers but messed up with a pile of rubbish ones, and so random that I doubt you’d ever remember to look at them.

    Yes I can access but I can’t sign up. When signing up you have to enter your 16 digit card number and it isn’t accepting my HSBC Premier WE card. (And yes – I accessed the site from the HSBC portal)

    Alex G 408 posts

    ….
    all of the above (plus Chase Debit Card, which is indeed a World Elite) will allow you to get Car Rental top status with Avis and Hertz (and by status match with many more).

    What makes you think the UK Chase Debit Card is World Elite? It isn’t advertised as such, and mine doesn’t say WE on the card.

    Skywalker 622 posts

    My Revolut metal cards have the words “World elite” on them but they don’t work on the Mastercard portal.

    Lady London 1,955 posts

    Not sure if everyone is using this, but for my Mastercard i get some sometimes quite interesting event offers on priceless dot com – both proactively searching and getting the odd smaller event details by email

    charles 15 posts

    Lloyds/Halifax has also recently launched a World Elite Mastercard with lounge access for £15 a month

    HampshireHog 59 posts

    Lloyds/Halifax has also recently launched a World Elite Mastercard with lounge access for £15 a month

    Upon which subject I’m scratching my head how to activate the PP and fast track on a Lloyd’s supplementary card. The instructions say the lead account holder has to activate the card and then register the benefits, but where? Only the main card appears in the app and there’s no way of adding a card to a supplemental card holders app??? Dreading a phone call…

    Yamahareo 18 posts

    The Currensea World Elite card, even though a debit card, can also access the MC travel portal!

    BBbetter 455 posts

    The Currensea World Elite card, even though a debit card, can also access the MC travel portal!

    Does the access include fast track etc?

    Kuestrian 51 posts

    As Rob said, MC WE benefits are on subscription basis, so not all issuers sign up to them and/or may offer alternative arrangements that they organise themselves (e.g the concierge offered by Coutts and RBS/NatWest).

    In the UK, I believe, in order of most to least benefits, these are the MCWE cards that subscribe to some MCWE additional perks:

    Coutts Silk
    RBS/NatWest Black Rewards
    Santander World Elite
    HSBC Premier World Elite
    Barclaycard Avios Plus (with the additional Premier Account you get Dragon Pass Memberships)

    all of the above (plus Chase Debit Card, which is indeed a World Elite) will allow you to get Car Rental top status with Avis and Hertz (and by status match with many more).

    It doesn’t appear as though NatWest Black Rewards will get you Avis Preferred/Hertz Gold, unfortunately.

    I’m also waiting for an increased SUB for the BARC Avios Plus but there’s no mention of Avis/Hertz on there either.

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