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Premier Avios Rewards Credit Cards

LLOYDS BANK CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTPremier Avios Rewards
Card Account

Frequent flyer? Fly more frequently with extra Avios on this account


Why choose this card?

  • Greater rewards

    From flight upgrades to companion tickets, and theatre tickets to health club day passes, the more you use your Premier Avios Rewards credit card account, the higher the rewards you collect with the Avios Travel Rewards Programme.

  • Avios companion ticket for travel

    Bring a companion with you on your next flight after a minimum of £12,000 of eligible spend within a single year.

  • No foreign transaction fees

    Pay no foreign transaction fees when using your card abroad, instead of the standard 2.95%.

Representative example

Most successful applicants will get:

a variable annual
purchase rate of
18.94%
and a variable
representative
52.1%APR
based on borrowing
£1,200
over 12 months,
with an annual fee of
£140

Credit limits and interest rates vary based on your individual circumstances.

What is a representative example?
This is a table of information designed to show how much this account would cost most successful applicants. We use the example of how much it would cost over one year if you borrowed £1,200. It is for illustrative purposes only, and does not reflect the credit limit you will get if you successfully apply.
What does purchase rate mean?
When you use your credit card to buy things, you will be charged interest on your purchases (outside of any introductory offer periods). If you pay off the outstanding balance of your credit card each month, you would not be charged purchase rate interest.
What does APR mean?
APR stands for ‘Annual Percentage Rate’ and is a figure that includes all fees, charges and interest rates associated with your credit card. APR is a representative figure and it allows you to quickly compare credit cards.
Could my APR be different from the example?
We treat all applications on an individual basis, so the APR you get is determined by the details supplied on your application, along with an independent verification of your credit and repayment history. Most successful applicants (at least 51%) will receive the lowest APR displayed in the representative example.
What is an annual fee?
This is a fee charged every 12 months as a condition of continuing to hold this credit card account. (There will be other costs attached to holding a credit card account, which are outlined in this account's Summary Box).
What is a a credit limit?
If you successfully apply for a credit card, a limit on how much you can spend on it will be applied. You must not go over this limit. Your credit limit will be based on your current circumstances, and may vary.
What do these numbers mean?

Key facts

Features and benefits

  • Most successful applicants will receive the representative rate of 52.1% APR (variable).

  • This account comes with two credit cards: a Premier Avios Rewards American Express® card and a Premier Avios Rewards MasterCard®.

  • The Premier Avios Rewards American Express card lets you collect Avios at an enhanced rate of 1.5 for every £1 of eligible spend you make.

  • The Premier Avios Rewards MasterCard lets you collect Avios at an enhanced rate of 1.5 for every £5 of eligible spend you make.

  • Collect double Avios for the first 6 months from your account opening when using your Premier Avios Rewards American Express card, up to a maximum of £2,500 of eligible spend per month.

  • Pay no foreign transaction fees (typically 2.95% when using your card abroad).

  • Bring a companion with you on your next flight after a minimum of £12,000 of eligible spend within a single year.

  • Collect flight upgrade vouchers with a minimum of £5,000 of eligible spend made within a single year.

  • The interest free period on purchases is 12 months from the date your account is opened.

  • Pay 0% interest for 28 months from opening your account on balance transfers made within 90 days. A balance transfer fee of 3% applies.

  • You’ll also receive 1.5 Avios for every £5 of your balance transfer made from a single provider.

  • You can also take advantage of offers and benefits on travel, shopping and dining with your Premier Avios Rewards American Express card.

  • This account will mainly benefit people who spend around £1,000 or more per month on their credit card.

Keep in mind

  • This credit card can only be applied for online.

  • If you don’t qualify for the lowest rate, you’ll get a higher APR; either 56.3% (variable) or 61.8% (variable), depending on your circumstances.

  • There is an annual fee of £140.

  • The double Avios offer only applies to the Premier Avios Rewards American Express card and not the Premier Avios Rewards MasterCard, for 6 months from account opening.

  • To keep your promotional offers, you must stay within your credit limit and make your minimum monthly repayments on time.

  • You will not collect Avios for: cash withdrawals, interest, fees or charges, transactions at casinos, betting outlets or bookmakers, payments to offline or online current accounts, savings, share-trading, spread-betting, gambling, any other similar account, or fraudulent transactions.

  • You can transfer balances to us (£100 minimum) from most credit cards and some store cards, excluding other Lloyds Bank products.

Avios explained

What is Avios?

The Avios Travel Rewards Programme turns your everyday spending into flights, experiences and other great travel rewards.

What is the difference between the Avios Rewards credit card account and the Premier Avios Rewards credit card account?

The Premier Avios Rewards credit card account allows you to collect Avios up to 25% faster than the standard Avios Rewards credit card account. The Premier Avios Rewards credit card account comes with more features and benefits than the Avios Rewards credit card account, including the opportunity to bring a companion with you when you earn a companion ticket.

What can I get with Avios?

Use your Avios to fly worldwide. Your Avios will help you explore the world with scheduled flights on British Airways,  Iberia and Flybe. You can choose your seat, check in luggage, and enjoy complimentary food and drink. For example, with up to 9,000 Avios (plus airline taxes, fees, and carrier charges) you can get a return flight to destinations like Nice, Amsterdam, and Berlin. You can also use Avios to part-pay for flights.

Can I get anything else?

Of course. As well as flying, you can also spend your Avios on a range of other rewards: Eurostar tickets, hotel bookings, car hire, holidays and cruises, activity days, and even wine and beer cases. Here are just a few examples:

  • 3,000 Avios gets you a health club day pass for two
  • 4,500 Avios gets you afternoon tea for two or a round of paintballing
  • 7,000 Avios gets you a Favourites Six wine case or a West End theatre ticket (silver).

Can I use my Premier Avios Rewards account to upgrade flights?

Yes. With £5,000 of eligible spend in one year, you can upgrade either:

  • two one-way flights for two people travelling at the same time and to the same destination, or
  • one return journey booked on a British Airways main line service.

British Airways codeshare flights are excluded. Flights from London City Airport are excluded. Upgrade from:

  • Euro Traveller to Club Europe
  • World Traveller to World Traveller Plus
  • World Traveller Plus to Club World

The year begins from the date your Premier Avios Rewards credit card account is opened, and each subsequent year starts on that anniversary.

How do I collect Avios?

Use your Premier Avios Rewards American Express card or your Premier Avios Rewards MasterCard every time you shop to collect Avios. Collect 1.5 Avios for every £1 you spend on your Premier Avios Rewards American Express, and 1.5 Avios for every £5 you spend on your Premier Avios Rewards MasterCard.

Find out how many Avios you could get in a year with our handy Avios Rewards calculator.

What can I spend on to get Avios?

Most things you can spend on your credit card will enable you to collect Avios. However, you will not collect Avios for: cash withdrawals, interest, fees or charges, transactions at casinos, betting outlets or bookmakers, payments to offline or online current accounts, savings, share-trading, spread-betting, gambling, any other similar account, or fraudulent transactions.

Find out more about Avios

Find out more about the programme, the rewards available and how to spend them on the Avios website.

Why this account comes with 2 cards

Unlike some other credit card accounts, with the Premier Avios Rewards credit card account you get 2 credit cards: a Premier Avios Rewards American Express card and a Premier Avios Rewards MasterCard.

  • Having 2 cards means you can collect Avios faster and in more places
  • You can enjoy using both cards, as they form 1 account, 1 credit limit, and 1 monthly statement
  • Purchases you make on both cards contribute towards the single pool of Avios you collect

Companion tickets

Can I use my Premier Avios Rewards credit card account to bring a companion on my next flight?

Yes. With £12,000 of eligible spend (see ‘Avios explained’ for definitions of eligible spend) in one year, you can get a companion ticket and bring someone with you on your next flight. The year begins from the date your Premier Avios Rewards credit card account is opened, and each subsequent year starts on that anniversary. Eligible spend only begins accruing for one year from that date. You can only receive one companion ticket per year, and can only use one companion ticket per booking. Once you’ve received your companion ticket for that year, you won’t begin accumulating eligible spend until the next year rolls around.

I’ve qualified for a companion ticket. What now?

You will be notified around four weeks after reaching the minimum eligible spend threshold. Once notified, you have 12 months to use your companion ticket. You can use it for flights or Eurostar bookings. You must book your trip fully using Avios (bookings paid partly or fully in cash are excluded).

I’d like to use my companion ticket for flights

Flights must be booked online at www.avios.com/uk. You can use your companion ticket on selected routes with British Airways, Flybe, Aer Lingus, Monarch, and Aurigny, when used in conjunction with an economy class booking (although routes and airlines are subject to change and availability). Your companion must accompany you on the flight, and must travel to the same destination as you. Airline taxes, fees, and charges apply on all tickets booked, including the companion ticket. You may be eligible for a booking with Reward Flight Saver (RFS), which offers a flat fee on taxes, fees and carrier charges. Find out more about RFS at www.avios.com.

I’d like to use my companion ticket for Eurostar

Eurostar bookings must be made over the phone by calling 0844 4933399 (call costs vary). The companion ticket is to accompany standard-class only bookings on routes from the UK to Paris, Brussels, and Lille. Onward travel is not included. Once booked, tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable. Avios and Eurostar terms and conditions apply.

Important information

  • Companion tickets cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • All bookings are strictly subject to availability which may be very limited or not available on some routes at certain times especially during peak periods. 
  • Avios terms and conditions and the carrier’s conditions of carriage apply.
  • Neither Lloyds Bank nor Avios Group (AGL) Limited can guarantee you will be able to use a companion ticket on a particular flight or Eurostar journey
  • Avios Group (AGL) Limited reserves the right to withdraw or amend this offer upon providing reasonable notice.
  • Avios Group (AGL) Limited cannot accept responsibility for problems arising from computer malfunctions, viruses, bugs or other such causes which may prevent you from taking advantage of this offer.

Upgrades for existing Lloyds Bank credit card holders

If you're already a Lloyds Bank credit card holder, you can upgrade it to the Premier Avios Rewards credit card account.

Changes to your credit card account

Your existing card terms, conditions and pricing will be replaced by the Premier Avios Reward credit card account terms, conditions and pricing. Some of the key changes are:

  • an annual fee of £140 on this product
  • any existing balances on standard rates and any balances on promotional rates will be charged at your new standard purchase interest rate. The rate can be 18.94% (variable), 21.94% (variable) or 25.95% (variable), and we will decide it based on your circumstances as part of your application (see How much does this card cost?)
  • your credit line will be reviewed as part of the application.  This could increase by up to £500, but will not decrease.

How to apply

Currently we are only able to accept paper applications, so if you want to upgrade your credit card to the Premier Avios Rewards credit card account please ensure you do the following:

  1. Download and read All you need to know (PDF, 567 kB) and Pre-contract credit information (PDF, 136 kB)
  2. Download and print out the Application pack (PDF, 145 kB)
  3. Complete and return the application pack to:

Trades Team
Card Operations
PO Box 12304
Edinburgh
EH12 9DX

What happens next?

Once we receive your signed agreement, we'll process it as soon as we can. We’ll send you your two Premier Avios Rewards cards (one Premier Avios Rewards American Express card and one Premier Avios Rewards MasterCard) along with your welcome pack. This can take up to two weeks. In the meantime you can continue to use your existing card.

How much does this card cost?

This credit card account has an annual fee of £140.

Interest rates

Outside of introductory promotional periods, the interest you pay on transferred balances, cash withdrawals, and purchases is 18.94% (variable) if you qualify for the lowest rate and either 21.94% (variable) or 25.95% (variable) if you do not.

Outside of introductory promotional periods, the interest free period on purchases is up to 56 days if the full balance is paid off by the due date on both your previous and latest statement.

Fees and charges

The fee for balance transfers is 3%.
The fee for cash withdrawals is 3% or £3, whichever is the biggest.
The fee for foreign currency transaction is 0%.

What will be paid off first?

Your monthly payments will pay off transactions with the highest interest rate first, in this order: cash withdrawals, purchases, balance transfers and cheques, followed by the default charges.

As this account comes with 2 cards, all the above rates, fees, and charges apply to total spending on both cards.

Summary box of rates and details

You can view or print a PDF summary (119 KB) of this credit card's key facts and figures. You’ll receive full terms and conditions, as well as the complete details of this credit card, when we send your card.

Our responsibilities - and yours

Responsible lending

Lloyds Bank is a responsible lender, and we only want you to borrow what you can afford, in a way that is best for you.  The outcome of your credit card application depends on our assessment of your circumstances.

If you’d like to talk to us about the choices you’ve made we will be happy to refer you to a member of staff that will be able to help you. They will also be able to talk to you about your options if you’re experiencing financial difficulties.

A note on fraud

You won't have to pay us for any unauthorised postal, telephone or internet transactions made by someone other than you or an additional cardholder.  However, you and additional cardholders must take all reasonable measures to protect your cards and PINs. You should never disclose your PIN, not even to Lloyds Bank staff or the police. You can give suppliers your card details (but not PINs) and won’t be liable if they misuse them. However, if you’ve given someone else your card details you are liable for all transactions unless you have told us first they are not authorised.

You can apply for this credit card if:
  • you’re aged 18 or older
  • you’re a resident in the UK
  • you have a regular income
  • you’re free from any County Court Judgements, you aren’t currently bankrupt, and you’re not subject to an Individual Voluntary Agreement.

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Important legal information

Lloyds Bank plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 119278. Authorisation can be checked on the Financial Services Register at www.fca.org.uk. Lloyds Bank plc is a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the Financial Ombudsman Service. We subscribe to the Lending Code; copies of the code can be obtained from www.lendingstandardsboard.org.uk.

Lloyds Bank plc registered office:
25 Gresham Street,
London EC2V 7HN.
Registered in England and Wales No. 2065.

We may monitor or record telephone calls to check we have carried out your instructions correctly and to help us improve the quality of our service. Calls from abroad are charged according to the telephone service provider’s published tariff.

Avios Group (AGL) ltd registered office:
Astral Towers, Betts Way
London Road, Crawley
West Sussex RH10 9XY.
Registered in England. Company No. 2260073.

How much we lend and the issue of a credit card depends on an assessment of your circumstances. You must be 18 or over and a UK resident to apply.

Terms and conditions apply to all Lloyds Bank credit cards benefits. Full details will be sent with your card. After each introductory period ends you will be charged at the appropriate standard rate.

American Express® is a registered trademark of American Express company. Lloyds Bank American Express® Credit Cards are issued and administered by Lloyds Bank pursuant to a licence from American Express®.

MasterCard® and the MasterCard brand mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.