American Express is shaking up its British Airways Avios credit cards from September - here's what it means for you
Card provider American Express is making a number of changes to its two British Airways rewards credit cards from 1 September. The shake-up will see annual fees hiked for some, while for others the spending threshold to earn a 'free' companion flight is falling - although they will now only be able to use this on economy class tickets. Here's what's happening.
31 August 2021
Warning - if your debit and credit card contact details aren't up to date, online payments could be declined due to new fraud checks
Card users are being urged to ensure their bank or lender has up-to-date contact details for them as providers begin to roll out new measures to verify transactions. If your card provider can't reach you to prove your transaction is legitimate, your payment could be declined. Here's what you need to know.
7 June 2021
Amex to cut cashback rates on best buy credit cards from August
The cashback changes will come into effect on 4 August for both new and existing customers. However, new users will still be able to benefit from introductory bonus rates, assuming that they haven't had an Amex card in the last two years.
10 May 2021
Got an Amex charge card? How to save £140 a year and bag two extra airport lounge passes
Got an Amex charge card? How to save £140 a year or bag two extra airport lounge passes
1 May 2018
Visa, Mastercard and American Express act to tackle contactless card security flaw
Card schemes are taking action to deal with a security flaw which means contactless cards can be used AFTER cancellation
23 February 2018
Amex phases in cashback cuts to loyal Platinum customers
Some Amex Platinum cardholders who've had their card for more than 15 months will see their cashback cut next year
20 November 2017
Barclaycard Amex cardholders to lose 1% cashback deal
Almost 500,000 Barclaycard customers will see their Amex card stopped this summer and replaced with a new Visa card
2 June 2017
Amex mulls payments shake-up to tackle contactless card security flaw
The card scheme says it's
7 April 2017
Amex slashes cashback rates on market-leading cards
The Platinum Everyday top rate has fallen from 1.25% to 1%, and those with the standard Platinum will earn less too
9 August 2016
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1 June 2016
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