Lloyds Avios Rewards Amex

Old Jan 19, 19, 5:50 am
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Lloyds Avios Rewards Amex

So weíve had the big switch from avios.com to BAEC, the product has been pulled from the market to new applicants and Iíve read tons about its supposed winding up (at least the Amex element) and yet Iíve still not received any official word from Lloyds about any changes. With my £24 renewal fee shortly due, Iím wondering whatís going on. Does anyone have any inside scoop about what is happening?
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Old Jan 19, 19, 9:07 am
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Yeah, it's odd there there hasn't been any info from them.
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Old Jan 19, 19, 12:10 pm
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Had a recent enough call with them and the gist of it is that at some point between now and this summer, you'll be contacted and migrated to a new card, and the annual fee would be refunded (not sure if will be pro-rata or not)
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Old Jan 19, 19, 3:58 pm
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I spoke with them last week and asked about the future. The agent seemed genuine and said;
  • I'd be given 60 days notice before changes (or 90 if I wasn't include in the last T&C change ?!?)
  • The Amex card is going
  • Fee's are to be refunded, and the change is planned to happen sometime over the summer (such that it is implemented after the Summer holidays)
So I bet, at the beginning of July letters will go out that from September the changes will take place. I had new cards sent to me as my last ones expired recently, and interestingly the new cards expire in July 2019. So a really short life! I did ask about this, and was told it is normal (eight month lifetimes are not normal)!

I was also charged FX fees recently, and was told this was 'system testing'. I therefore assume FX fee's are coming in...
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Old Jan 19, 19, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by ScienceTeacher View Post
I spoke with them last week and asked about the future. The agent seemed genuine and said;
  • I'd be given 60 days notice before changes (or 90 if I wasn't include in the last T&C change ?!?)
  • The Amex card is going
  • Fee's are to be refunded, and the change is planned to happen sometime over the summer (such that it is implemented after the Summer holidays)
So I bet, at the beginning of July letters will go out that from September the changes will take place. I had new cards sent to me as my last ones expired recently, and interestingly the new cards expire in July 2019. So a really short life! I did ask about this, and was told it is normal (eight month lifetimes are not normal)!

I was also charged FX fees recently, and was told this was 'system testing'. I therefore assume FX fee's are coming in...
Yes, FX fees are on the way (see article by Rob on Headforpoints last August ) which is why I’ve taken out a Tandem card to ensure I have a replacement fx-fee free card going forward.
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Old Jan 19, 19, 4:08 pm
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Helpful. Thanks guys.
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Old Apr 18, 19, 10:56 am
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Very strange. I've had my letter saying that my Lloyd's Avios card is changing next month, which I thought was convenient as that is when my current cards expired. But then today I received two new cards (MasterCard and Amex) with expiry dates in 2022!

I'm assuming this means nothing and the Amex will die next month, but seems very odd!
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Old Apr 18, 19, 11:00 am
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I still don't know when it's supposed to be ending exactly. My letter just said they'd be contacting me again.

Anyone know of a decent replacement which gives rewards on (mostly) foreign spend?
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Old Apr 18, 19, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by ScienceTeacher View Post
I spoke with them last week and asked about the future. The agent seemed genuine and said;
  • I'd be given 60 days notice before changes (or 90 if I wasn't include in the last T&C change ?!?)
  • The Amex card is going
  • Fee's are to be refunded, and the change is planned to happen sometime over the summer (such that it is implemented after the Summer holidays)
So I bet, at the beginning of July letters will go out that from September the changes will take place. I had new cards sent to me as my last ones expired recently, and interestingly the new cards expire in July 2019. So a really short life! I did ask about this, and was told it is normal (eight month lifetimes are not normal)!

I was also charged FX fees recently, and was told this was 'system testing'. I therefore assume FX fee's are coming in...
Time to finally close off my UK card account I think.
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