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The UK Airline and Hotel Credit Cards Directory


The UK Airline & Hotel Credit Cards Directory (March 2018)

This page contains the UK's only comprehensive and regularly updated guide to credit and charge cards offering air miles or hotel loyalty points.

I know that there is a lot of information here! I summarise the top deals below. For extra guidance, this article compares all 13 (!) of the credit cards which earn Avios points .  I...

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MBNA is closing your Virgin credit card – what now?

MBNA is closing your Virgin Atlantic credit card - should you apply for the new version?

9 May 2018 By Rob

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If you have the MBNA-issued Virgin Atlantic White or Black credit cards, you should have received a letter yesterday telling you what I predicted was going to happen - that the cards are closing sooner...

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MBNA is closing your Virgin credit card – what now?

MBNA has to give you 60 days notice of changes to the card so, even though the letter was undated (it just said 'May 2018') I would guess that the MBNA / Virgin Atlantic cards will close on or around 30th June.

What will happen to my cards?

MBNA will not close your account.  Based on what happened when the BMI Diamond Club cards were closed, you will be transitioned to an own-brand MBNA credit...

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Credit & Charge Card Reviews (7): Hilton Honors Platinum Visa

A free weekend night at any hotel in the Hilton system (not just the Hilton brand properties) when you spend £750 within 90 days.

A 'weekend night' is treated as Friday, Saturday or Sunday for the purposes of redeeming the voucher.

There are no additional restrictions on using the free night - if a standard reward night is available, you can use the free night voucher. You are e-mailed when you...

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What can replace a Lloyds Avios Rewards Amex card?

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold    Sign-up bonus:  20,000 Amex Membership Rewards points = 20,000 Avios

(free, earns 1 Avios per £1 with a 10000 point bonus for spending £15000 in a year, representative APR 57.6% variable including the annual fee (free in year 1) based on a notional £1,200 credit limit,  my Amex Gold review )

Starwood SPG Amex    Sign-up bonus:  30,000...

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How to get hotel elite status from credit cards

This article looks at the different ways you can get elite status with hotel chains via UK credit and charge cards.

If you are just getting started with miles and points, you have probably realised by now that your travel life could be improved if you had airline or hotel elite status.

If you want fast-track airline status, you're out of luck.  There are no credit cards or other schemes which...

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Why Amex Gold is your ideal first Amex card - Head for Points

Amex Gold is the ideal starter Amex for a miles and points newcomer

11 January 2018 By Rob

Today, as part of a few 'beginner focussed' articles running this month to cater to the new readers we always get at this time of year, I thought I would take a look at the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card.  I mention this card quite a bit on Head for Points but if you are new to this...

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Hilton Honors credit card closed to new applicants

The Hilton Honors Platinum Visa has closed to new applicants - what now?

1 March 2018 By Rob

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It seems like only last week when I spoke at a credit card conference and told everyone that they were idiots if they didn't take out the Hilton Honors Platinum Visa card in order to get the generous sign-up bonus. ...

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American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card

The American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card is a hugely popular card among miles and points collectors in the UK. This is because of its generous sign-up bonus, two free airport lounge passes and the lack of a fee for the first year.


How to use Billhop to pay your new council tax bill by Amex

26 March 2018 By Rob 60 Comments

Council tax bills for the new tax year are dropping...

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