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British Airways American Express® Credit Card

British Airways American Express® Credit Card

2016 award winner

British Airways American Express® Credit Card

  • 9,000 bonus Avios when spending £1,000 within the first 3 months
  • Companion voucher when you spend £20,000 in one year
  • 1 Avios point for every £1 spent
22.9% APR
Representative (variable)
Can I get this card?
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To get this card you must at least:
  • be 18 or older
  • have a current UK bank or building society account
  • have an annual household Income of £20,000
  • have a permanent UK home address
  • have no County Court Judgements
  • have been trading for 6 months if self-employed

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 22.9% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 22.9% APR (variable)
British Airways  American Express® Premium Plus Credit Card

British Airways American Express® Premium Plus Credit Card

2016 award winner

British Airways American Express® Premium Plus Credit Card

  • 25,000 bonus Avios when spending £3,000 within the first 3 months
  • 1.5 Avios for every £1 spent; 3 Avios for every £1 spent directly with British Airways
  • Companion voucher when you spend £10000 in one year
76.0% APR
Representative (variable)
Can I get this card?
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To get this card you must at least:
  • be a permanent UK resident
  • be 18 or older
  • have a good credit rating

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 22.9% (variable) per annum, with a £195 annual fee, your representative APR is 76.0% APR (variable)

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Frequently asked questions

British Airways and Avios

British Airways credit cards are cards offered by American Express that allow you to earn British Airways Avios rewards points whenever you spend money on the card.

Owning a British Airways credit card also entitles you to a number of other benefits offered by BA themselves and American Express.

British Airways credit cards are especially good for people who travel a lot, as they offer some great benefits when you fly and you can also redeem your Avios points for free flights and more travel rewards.

However, they are also well suited to anyone who is interested in earning Avios points and uses a credit card, so even if you only fly occasionally the BA credit card can still be a good option.

What is the Avios Scheme?

Avios is the name given to reward points with British Airways. Members of the British Airways Executive Club can collect these when they fly, but the British Airways credit card range allows you to collect them when you make any kind of purchase.

With your Avios points, you can earn free return flights to all kinds of destinations served by BA, beginning with a free return flight to a European destination when you have 9000 points.

How does the British Airways Credit Card help you earn Avios?

With the standard British Airways credit card you earn Avios points for every £1 you spend on your credit card.

There are also bonuses, such as an introductory bonus of Avios credit, and some special promotions from time to time that let you collect even more points as you use your card.

You can also get complementary supplementary cards on your account for your family, so when they spend money you also accrue Avios.

What are some of the other benefits?

As an American Express card, any card in the British Airways credit cards range gives you access to the American Express Invites scheme, which means that you can buy tickets to major concerts and events before they go on sale.

Some British Airways credit cards also automatically enrols you into the BA Executive Club, which comes with plenty of benefits of its own, such as priority when you are on the waiting list for standby seats.

You may also get travel accident insurance on any trip where you bought your ticket with your BA card, and access to the Global Assist services, which offers assistance to travellers 24 hours a day by phone in their own language.

As well as travel related benefits some British Airways credit cards also gives you purchase protection, a form of insurance where anything you buy on your card will be replaced or repaired, or you will be refunded the value up to £2,500, if it is damaged, stolen or lost within 90 days of you buying it.

All in all, the British Airways credit card is a very good choice for people who are interested in BA rewards and would like an American Express card.

While perfect for regular travellers because of the travel related benefits, it can also a good credit card in its own right even for those who fly less frequently.

Does uSwitch compare all the credit cards on the market?

We compare credit over 100 credit cards from all of the major banks and credit card providers.

However, we do not compare all the credit cards that are available in the UK.

This is because some credit card providers have offers that are only available exclusively through their own website or branch, or through other comparison websites - in the same way some credit cards are exclusively available through uSwitch.

There are also many credit cards that are only available to people in member organisations and clubs.