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Review: RBC® Avion Visa Infinite†

Review: RBC® Avion Visa Infinite†

RBC’s flagship Avion credit card, the RBC® Avion Visa Infinite†, offers a consistently high welcome bonus, strong insurance, and a flexible points currency, all for a reasonable annual fee. In fact, we’ve ranked the RBC® Avion Visa Infinite† as RBC’s best overall credit card product.

That being said, there are some areas in which the RBC® Avion Visa Infinite† falls behind competitors, which we’ll go over in detail in this review.

Supplementary cardholders:

$60,000 (personal), $100,000 (household)

What we love: consistently strong welcome bonus, flexible points, strong travel and retail insurance.

What we’d change: increase category earning rates, remove foreign transaction fees, include airport lounge access.

Consistently High Welcome Bonus

One of the most attractive features of the RBC® Avion Visa Infinite† is the consistently high welcome bonus.

The welcome bonus tends to fluctuate between 35,000 and 55,000 Avion (Elite) points, with 55,000 points being the card’s all-time high offer.

Typically, a large portion of the welcome bonus is awarded upon approval or upon making your first purchase, which is an easy way to boost your balance. Sometimes, the entire welcome bonus is awarded upon approval, which is even better.

If there’s a second allotment as part of the welcome bonus structure, it’s usually earned after meeting a reasonable minimum spending requirement of $5,000 or so within the first three-to-six months as a cardholder.

We value RBC Avion (Elite) points at 2 cents per point. Using this valuation, we estimate that a welcome bonus of 35,000 points would be worth around $700, and a welcome bonus of 55,000…

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