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MBNA / AAdvantage® Credit Card Account

MBNA / AAdvantage® Credit Card Account
  • Welcome bonus of 5,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles1 when you make a card purchase within 90 days of account opening.
  • 0% on balance & money transfers for up to 6 months from the date your account is opened (3% handling fee). Offer only applies to transfers made in the first 90 days.
    When these offers come to an end and for transfers made after the 90 days, the standard rate for balance transfers is 22.9% p.a. and for money transfers is 22.9% p.a. (5% handling fee applies to both).
  • 0% on all American Airlines flights2 for up to 12 months from the date your account is opened.
    When this offer comes to an end a standard rate of 22.9% p.a. applies.
  • Check your eligibility before you apply Eligibility for this credit card depends on your circumstances and the results of the eligibility check.

All standard interest rates and handling fees are variable, so may differ from those shown after your offer ends.

Representative example:
22.9% p.a. (variable)
on card purchases
This is equivalent to
representative (variable)
Based on a
credit limit
Check eligibility

Remember to stay within your limit and to make your monthly payments on time, otherwise you’d lose the promotional offers on your account and pay the standard interest rate instead.*

Experience a world of rewards
Earning AAdvantage miles

Two cards on one account, working seamlessly to help you earn AAdvantage miles faster.

American Express logo

MBNA AAdvantage® American Express® Credit Card

1.5 AAdvantage miles for every £1 you spend using this card.3

VISA company logo

MBNA AAdvantage® Visa Credit Card

1.5 AAdvantage miles for every £2 you spend using this card.3

Other benefits
American Airlines AAdvantage dual credit card account
Other benefits

Contactless and mobile payments

Make fast and secure payments using a card, or a range of mobile devices, usually without entering your PIN.

Flight offers

0% on American Airlines flights for up to 12 months from the date your account is opened.2

American Express® Offers

Exclusive offers from American Express Connect.

Two cards, one account…

Two cards, one PIN, one account to manage, miles earned from both cards go into your account.

UK call centres

Wherever you are, we're just a phone call away.

Banking on the go

Manage your account using our range of online and mobile services.

24 hour fraud support

You will not be liable for fraudulent transactions online or on the high street (including contactless transactions), providing you tell us as soon as you notice any unusual transactions or you can’t find your card.

Paperless statements

We'll let you know by email when there's a new statement to view online.

Add cardholders

Add up to 3 additional cardholders − they’ll each receive a card and PIN.4

Easy payments

We offer a range of payment options, including Direct Debit.

No annual fee

We don’t charge an annual fee for having this credit card.

Useful information

Eligibility criteria

  • You’re a UK resident.
  • You’re aged 18 or over.
  • You’ve had a permanent UK address for 3 years or more.
  • You have a good credit rating/history.
  • You’re not unemployed or a student.

You’ll need to provide

  • Your address history for at least 3 years.
  • Contact details, including an email address.
  • Employment and salary information.
  • UK bank account details.

Eligibility check

Find out if you are eligible before applying. As part of the eligibility check a quotation search will be carried out which won’t show up on your credit record as full search so it won’t affect your credit rating.

Eligibility for this credit card depends on your circumstances and the results of the eligibility check.

What do you know about MBNA?

Based in the UK since 1993.

Moneyfacts Consumer Credit Card Provider of the Year for 4 years running.5

5 million+ card holders.

1 5,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles will be awarded to the primary cardholder only after the first card purchase made on the new card account within 90 days of opening the account. Please allow four to six weeks after your transaction appears on your credit card statement for the AAdvantage® bonus miles to be posted to your American Airlines AAdvantage® account. This one-time bonus offer is valid only for first-time MBNA / AAdvantage® credit card account holders. Previous and existing MBNA / AAdvantage® credit card account holders are not eligible. Offer may be changed, withdrawn, or extended at any time and cannot be combined with any other offer. Card purchases do not include balance transfers, money transfers or cash advances.

AAdvantage® members must have mileage earning or redeeming activity once every 18 months in order to retain their miles. If your account has no qualifying activity in any 18-month period, all miles in the account will expire. Each qualifying activity extends the expiration date of all unexpired mileage credit in your account for 18 months from the date of the qualifying activity. Qualifying activity is defined as redeeming any AAdvantage® award or accruing mileage credit on any eligible American, American Eagle®, American Connection® or AAdvantage® airline participant as well as accruing mileage credit with participating hotels, car rental companies, credit cards, telecommunication providers and other service providers offering AAdvantage® mileage credit.

2 For American Airlines flights booked at or directly through the American Airlines telephone reservations centre. To receive this promotional offer flights must be purchased within 12 months of your account opening.

AAdvantage® miles are earned on card purchase transactions only. The AAdvantage® miles program is provided by American Airlines Inc.

You will not be able to earn AAdvantage® miles if you are in breach of your terms and conditions, for example if you haven't paid on time or have gone over your credit limit.

3 Every £1 you spend on the MBNA / AAdvantage® Credit Cards earns you AAdvantage® miles. American Airlines AAdvantage® miles are only earned on card purchases and not on any other type of transaction. Cash advances, money transfers, and balances you transfer to MBNA Limited do not earn AAdvantage® miles. Cash substitute transactions (such as non-sterling currency), casino and gambling-type transactions, finance charges, default charges, interest, payment protection insurance premiums and fees (including non-sterling transaction fees and card fees) do not earn AAdvantage® miles (unless we inform you otherwise). We may withhold or withdraw AAdvantage® miles accrued or earned on card purchases made whilst your account balance is in credit. You will earn 1.5 AAdvantage® miles for every £1 you spend on the AAdvantage® miles American Express Credit Card and 1.5 AAdvantage® miles for every £2 you spend on the AAdvantage® Visa Credit Card. Miles are earned for each whole pound spent on each card purchase on your card. The number of AAdvantage® miles earned each month from credit card spend will be displayed on your monthly credit card statement, and will then be added to your AAdvantage® account within 30 days of the statement date. Please note, it is not possible to allocate AAdvantage® miles to your account before they have appeared on your statement. Where a refund is made on your card, your AAdvantage® miles total will be adjusted accordingly. If your AAdvantage® Credit Card Account is closed before the production of your next statement, then any miles you have earned during the current statement period will be lost. AAdvantage® miles can be suspended or cancelled if you do not keep your account in good standing. If you are already an AAdvantage® member it is your responsibility to enter your existing number on this application. Failure to do so will result in automatic duplicate enrolment into AAdvantage®. Please note the AAdvantage®membership number you give us must be for an AAdvantage® account in your name. If you have any additional card members on your card account, any AAdvantage® miles they earn by spending on their cards will also be credited to your AAdvantage®account. Your personal information will be processed by AAdvantage® so they can enrol you in the AAdvantage® programme and to calculate and apply the amount of any rewards you earn.

4 Any additional cardholder(s) must be over 18 years of age, reside at the same primary address, and have a relationship of close family member (defined as; spouse, child, parent, sibling or domestic partner).

5 Moneyfacts Consumer Credit Card Provider of the Year 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

American Airlines reserves the right to change AAdvantage® programme rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers at any time without notice and to end the AAdvantage® programme with six months notice. Any such changes may affect your ability to use the mileage awards or credits that you have accumulated. Members may not be able to obtain all offered awards at all times or use awards for all destinations or on all flights. AAdvantage® travel awards, mileage accrual and special offers are subject to government regulations. Unless specified, AAdvantage® miles earned through this promotion/offer do not count toward elite-status qualification or Million MilerSM status. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. For complete details about the AAdvantage® programme, visit American Airlines, AAdvantage, AAdvantage with Scissor Eagle design and Million Miler are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

If you make card purchases, you will pay interest on these transactions, unless you pay your statement balance in full, every month or if you have a retail promotional interest rate of 0% on your account.

* Promotional offers will no longer apply from the beginning of any statement period during which you have breached your terms and conditions, for example if you haven’t paid on time or have gone over your credit limit. You cannot transfer balances between MBNA accounts.

The credit cards are issued by MBNA Limited. Registered Office: Stansfield House, Chester Business Park, Chester CH4 9QQ. Registered in England and Wales under company number 02783251. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. MBNA Limited is also authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2009, Register Number: 204487 for the provision of payment services. American Express® is a registered trademark of the American Express company. MBNA Limited issue the MBNA American Express® Credit Card pursuant to a licence from American Express. Credit is available, subject to status, only to UK residents aged 18 or over.

Calls and online sessions (e.g. completing an application) may be monitored and/or recorded for quality evaluation, training purposes and to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.