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  • Credit card rewards
  • Rebuild your credit
  • Low-interest starting from 21%

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About Avios

Avios offers South Africans a credit card that offers Avios rewards that are practical and can actually be redeemed in a useful way - probably one of the many reasons they were voted to have the best rewards programme in the country.

Avios credit cards are issued by ABSA Bank and can be applied for in-branch.

Understanding the Avios currency

Avios is an internationally recognised currency that offers credit card holder rewards that can be redeemed for travel products and airline tickets both nationally and internationally. With Avios, you get double points for any cash spent at select retailers and fuel stations. What's more, is that Avios don't expire!

Avios Services

Avois offer a unique credit card that rewards you for your everyday shopping and spending - including fuel which is typically not included in most rewards programs.

You can easily redeem Avios to buy plane tickets - either domestically or internationally or for purchasing a variety of travel products and services.

Go somewhere - you deserve it

At Avios, they believe that everyone deserves the occasional holiday and strive to make it as easy and affordable for their loyal Avios card holders. The credit limit that you will be offered is dependent on your individual credit profile and you will automatically qualify for the standard Avios credit card benefits which include secondary cards, budget facilities, travel insurance and more.

Avios – Credit card

  • Loan Type Credit cards
  • Interest Rate from 21%
  • Decision 3 days

Benefits of Avios

  • Earn rewards on everyday spending
  • Use your card to shop online
  • Their cards are accepted worldwide
  • Build good credit with a credit card

A credit card is convenient and safer, speak to them about other benefits today

In order to qualify for an Avios credit card you will have to have a monthly income of R8 000 or more, be aged over 18, be an RSA citizen, permanent resident or work permit holder and be able to provide them with the necessary supporting documentation by fax, email or courier.

You may not be undergoing debt counselling or have a bad credit history.

Applying for an Avios Card at ABSA Bank

You can apply for an Avios credit card at any ABSA Bank nationwide. ABSA Bank will process all Avios credit card applications and will contact you to help you complete your loan application should you apply online through their website.

Loyalty points and rewards

They know that they have great service in 2014 they won the best loyalty points of the year. They know that they want their clients to feel that they care for the more you spend the more points you can earn. They have made going on vacation easy for you all you have to do is spend on your credit card and start earning points those points can be used to get you to your vacation destination. You can even explore all the different options you can use your points to help you pay for your plane tickets and further you can also use them at certain places to get day passes. They would like for you to know that when you fill them at the BP you can get double points and shopping at Pick N Pay will get you double points so have fun and spend today and earn at the same time.

Online banking made easy

Using our online banking option to keep tabs on your account and how much you have to spend to how much you have paid back. You can do that quite easily all you have to do is register online and follow the questions and complete. You can also speak to a consultant or email us if you would like.

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Avios is a trusted & reliable provider of credit cards

In our review, Avios adheres to the compliance criteria in accordance with the National Credit Act, where the granting the loan will not cause financial distress to the consumer.

✅ Avios is a registered credit provider in South Africa: NCRCP7

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

September 2018

We have gotten such great loyalty points back that we have been able to use our points to help pay for our flights to visit our family.

Cheyenne M
— Pretoria —

March 2019

When I found out that I can earn more loyalty points by filling up at BP I started the next day double the points really helps if you are looking at going away.

Nikki S
— Johannesburg —

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