Banking service Monese has joined up with Avios, the loyalty air miles currency used by British Airways, so frequent flyers can track and maximise their Avios balance together with their bank transactions.
Monese says this is the world’s first current account linked with Avios. Sitting within the Monese app, Avios will appear as a separate account, alongside other Monese currency accounts such as euros and pounds. This allows customers to track and maximise their Avios as they fly, travel, or spend. Avios partner brands include ASOS, John Lewis and Just Eat.
In the coming months, they say this service will become “even smarter” to help customers get the most out of collecting and spending Avios. For example, Monese customers will earn Avios for referring friends, they will be able to send and receive Avios between Monese customers and link their Monese account cards to Avios in-store offers to allow for easy Avios earning while using their Monese card. Further plans apparently include a smart feature (via app push-notifications) that will highlight how and where everyday spending can help customers earn more Avios.