Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card

The Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card is an alternative (although you can have both!) to the British Airways American Express cards. The stand-out feature of the card is the 0% fee levied on purchases made outside the UK - it is the only credit card to offer no foreign currency fees and offer rewards. My review of the Lloyds Avios Rewards card is here.

Bits: Lloyds Avios Duo balance transfers, Opodo discount code, Carlisle Lake District airport delayed again

News in brief: Lloyds Avios Duo credit card balance transfer deal A couple of readers have been in touch about a targeted balance transfer offer they have been given by Lloyds Bank on their Lloyds Avios Duo credit card.  This card is no longer available to […]

EXCLUSIVE: Big changes coming to your Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card

I would like to claim that this story was the work of our crack team of investigative journalists, but I actually owe it to reader Jack.  He posted it in the comments on Saturday night whilst I was on the way to the Hilton Honors […]

What are the best credit card deals for March? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. To be honest, there is more ‘going’ than ‘coming’ at the moment ….. Our directory of the 14 […]

Should you get the new Tandem Money credit card – with NO FX fees and 0.5% cashback?

How does the idea of a free credit card which has NO foreign exchange fees and pays you 0.5% cashback on all your spending sound? Tempting, I imagine, which is why we thought we would take a closer look at a new card product today […]

The Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards bite the dust (at least online) ….. what now?

The Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards were withdrawn to new online applicants on Wednesday. Before we go on, there is one important point to make clear.  According to a statement Lloyds gave to me yesterday: “American Express is discontinuing its existing UK licensing arrangements. As […]

What are the best bonuses for LONG TERM card spending?

Many of the credit card posts on Head for Points are focused on sign-up bonuses.  Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus, cancel the card, move on.  After a period, you can re-apply for the first card you got and claim […]

Bits: why the Lloyds Avios Amex fraud happened (probably), get lounge access via Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Club

News in brief: Is this why the Lloyds Avios Amex fraud happened? As a follow-up to my recent articles on the major fraud in the US on Lloyds Avios Rewards American Express cards, I was contacted last week by a reader who works in the […]

Are you still having issues with your Lloyds Avios Rewards Amex after the November hack?

In November, Lloyds suffered a very serious fraud issue on the American Express cards issued as part of the Lloyds Avios Rewards MasterCard and Amex double pack.  We first highlighted it on HFP and it was picked up by a lot of the national press […]

4 WEEKS TO GO: Last chance to pay your tax with a credit card – what should you use?

Time is running out to earn large chunks of very cheap airline miles and hotel points from HMRC via your credit card. As we first announced in early October (but the newspapers only caught up last weekend!), HMRC will no longer accept personal credit cards for […]

Bits: Lloyds response to our fraud claims, BA changing the policy on children in lounges?

News in brief: Lloyds response to our card fraud claims on the Lloyds Avios Rewards card Our article yesterday on card fraud on the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card got traction, being picked up by Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’, The Telegraph (read their article […]

Has the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card suffered a major data breach?

There were many reports on Head for Points yesterday, in the comments, from readers who have seen fake transactions appearing on their Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards.  It appears that there has been a major attack of card fraud on the Lloyds Avios product. A Flyertalk poster […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (12): Lloyds Avios Rewards American Express & Mastercard

This is my review of the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards. 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 for. These articles will be linked to the relevant […]

HMRC to stop accepting credit cards on 13th January – no more cheap miles

HMRC has announced that it will no longer accept personal credit cards for income tax, PAYE, VAT or any other payments after 13th January 2018. You can see the announcement on this page of the HMRC website. This is clearly a blow for those people, […]

Do you know that Amex has a private lounge for cardholders at the O2 Arena?

Yesterday I told you about the long list of new conerts at the O2  Arena in Greenwich which are now bookable with Starwood Preferred Guest or Marriott Rewards points.  These allow you to see your favourites artists from the comfort of the SPG Suite, including […]

What is the best Visa or Mastercard travel loyalty credit card?

I continue to get a steady stream of reader emails looking for advice on the best Visa or Mastercard miles and points card.  With earning rates being cut following the EU cap on interchange fees, it isn’t easy. The Head for Points credit card guide […]

Which is better – the Lloyds Avios Rewards upgrade voucher or the BAPP Amex 241?

The received wisdom, prior to the 2015 Avios devaluation, was that the British Airways Premium Plus American Express 2-4-1 voucher was the best thing since sliced bread whilst the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card upgrade voucher left something to be desired. The 2015 changes to Avios reward pricing […]