Your Barclaycard at a glance
A welcome bonus
If you’re new to Barclaycard, collect 5,000 Avios if you spend £1,000 in the first three months. T&Cs apply.
Collect 1 Avios for every £1 you spend on eligible purchases1. See ‘Where Barclaycard Avios could take you' below for details. No monthly fee and T&Cs apply.
A cabin upgrade voucher
Spend £20,000 on your card within 12 months and choose between a British Airways cabin upgrade voucher3 to use on an Avios Reward Flight booking4, or 7,000 bonus Avios. T&Cs apply.
Check if you’re eligible first
Applying for more than one credit card in a short space of time could affect your credit score.
Use our free eligibility checker before applying to find out whether you’re likely to be accepted for a card. It only takes a few minutes and it won’t affect your credit score.
You might be eligible for some of our other credit card offers. Check your eligibility for our other cards to make sure you’re getting the best offer for you.
Existing Barclaycard customers
If you already have a Barclaycard, you can use the Barclays or Barclaycard app to check if you’re eligible to change to a different card – like our Barclaycard Avios.
Log in to your app, open 'Cards' from the home page and select ‘Change to a different card’.
Enjoy flights, hotels and more with Avios
Avios is the reward currency of the British Airways Executive Club3. You can spend your Avios for rewards such as flights, upgrades, hotel stays, car hire and more.
Adding together your Avios for everyday spending and your welcome bonus, you could collect 25,000 Avios if you spend £20,000 on the Barclaycard Avios card in your first year.
You’d also receive a British Airways cabin upgrade voucher2 to use on an Avios Reward Flight booking*
You can spend your Avios on all kinds of travel experiences. Here are some examples of where your Avios could take you.
- 18,500 Avios + £1 for an off peak, economy return flight for one passenger from London to Milan*
- 23,500 Avios + £1 for an off peak, economy return flight for one passenger from London to Barcelona*
Visit ba.com to learn how to use your Avios and for more information about Reward Flight Saver.
*Plus £1. Reward Flight Saver fares offers a fixed cash and Avios amount and are subject to availability. Other pricing options are available. All tangible examples accurate as of January 2022. With Avios, you can explore your favourite destinations on other ways too by spending your Avios on car hire or hotels. Find out more about Avios.
Important things you need to know
Barclaycard Avios cards FAQs
If you change from your existing Barclaycard to one of our Barclaycard Avios cards, the welcome bonus is
- Barclaycard Avios card – 1,000 Avios when you spend at least £1,000 within three months of receiving the card
- Barclaycard Avios Plus card – 5,000 Avios if you spend at least £3,000 within three months of receiving your card
You can use the Barclays or Barclaycard app to check if you’re eligible to change to a different card – like one of our Barclaycard Avios cards. Log in to your app, open 'Cards' from the home page and select ‘Change to a different card’.
You can only collect the welcome bonus once, so you won’t be eligible for it if you switch from one of these cards to the other. If you don't hit the spending target in time, you won't receive the welcome bonus. You can check how close you are to the target and how long you have left to hit it in the Barclaycard Avios section of your Barclays app.
We’ll transfer the Avios you collect with us to your linked British Airways Executive Club account on the second working day of the next month.
Yes, you will collect Avios on qualifying purchases abroad, providing you stay within your credit limit.
You’ll collect one cabin upgrade voucher2 for every 12-month period in which you’ve reached your Barclaycard Avios spending target. You can find more details about cabin upgrade vouchers at ba.com/cabin-upgrade-voucher.
A cabin upgrade voucher enables you to move up by one cabin class (where available) – from Premium Economy (World Traveller Plus) to Business (Club World), for example. Bookings cannot be upgraded to a First class cabin using the cabin upgrade voucher.
Flights that you book using Avios are called reward flights. You can use your cabin upgrade voucher on an Avios Reward Flight booking. You can book to any worldwide destination, where there’s availability, with British Airways and its partners. You pay with your Avios Plus a cash amount for taxes, fees and carrier charges per person. The cabin upgrade voucher must be used at the point of booking an Avios Reward Flight. You can’t amend an existing booking to utilise the voucher.
The British Airways Executive Club Member needs to book the Avios Reward Flight and travel must have commenced within the 24 months following date of issue of the cabin upgrade voucher. For full terms and conditions on cabin upgrade vouchers please visit ba.com/cabin-upgrade-voucher.
After you reach your spending target, it can take up to five working days for the cabin upgrade voucher to appear in your British Airways Executive Club account. You won’t be able to see it in your Barclays or Barclaycard app5. Visit ba.com/cabin-upgrade-voucher to find out more about cabin upgrade vouchers.
You can check your total Avios balance in the Barclays or Barclaycard app5, and see how many Avios you've collected with us. You can also check your total balance in your British Airways Executive Club account.
No – you'll need to decide which British Airways Executive Club membership to link to your Barclaycard Avios card.
No – you won’t collect Avios on any transactions that exceed your limit.
You can check if you’re eligible to change from one Barclaycard Avios card to another in the Barclays or Barclaycard app5. Any money spent on your existing Barclaycard Avios card won’t count toward your spending targets for extra rewards. You won't receive a second welcome bonus.
Benefits with your Barclaycard
You can use Apple Pay with your Barclaycard
Use your Barclaycard with Apple Pay to make easy, secure payments and shop without the contactless limit.
Fraud Protection 24/7
Whether you’re buying on the high street, online or overseas, our state of the art detection system monitors around the clock to stop fraud in its tracks.
Save with Barclaycard Entertainment
You’ll have access to selected live events, festival presales and lots of customer-only perks.
Free additional cardholder
Share your card with someone close to you for flexibility when you’re not around – handy for emergencies or things like your weekly shop. (Terms apply).
Before you apply
Apply online in four easy steps and we’ll give you a response in one minute. If approved, your Barclaycard could be with you in five working days.
You can apply if:
You are aged 21 or over
You haven't had any Individual Voluntary Agreements, County Court Judgements, and haven't been declared bankrupt in the past six years
You always make payments on time
You have at least four years' experience of managing credit
You have had a permanent UK address for at least two years
You have a personal income of more than £20,000 per annum
You are able to afford repayments on any outstanding credit commitments
What you’ll need to hand:
Your British Airways Executive Club account membership number, if you have one. If you don’t have one, we’ll set one up for you.
Address details for the last two years
Phone number and e-mail address
Current employment details
Details of your annual income before tax
Details of your monthly income after tax
A good idea about your monthly outgoings
Main bank account sort code and account number
In some situations, if your application is accepted you will need to provide copies of your last two bank statements or payslips
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Get rewarded for your everyday spending. We’ll give you cashback on new, eligible purchases made with Barclaycard Rewards, or you can collect Avios to spend on flights, hotels and more with Barclaycard Avios credit cards.
Contact us if you’re having difficulty understanding
We can provide additional support for all customers, including those who have mental or physical health conditions or learning disabilities.
If you would like to talk to someone call 0800 056 3486 from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 4pm on Saturday.