American Express®

Enjoy life a little differently

American Express® International Charge Cards are designed to suit your lifestyle, wherever you are in the world.

American Express® Charge cards

All charges are converted to and billed in the currency of your card account, giving you greater control and convenience if you frequently spend or hold funds in these currencies.


American Express® Platinum Card

The Platinum® Card. Open doors to some of the finest hotels with room upgrades wherever possible, serene airport lounges and travel protection benefits for you and your family.


American Express® Basic Card

The Basic Card. A fee free product without any rewards, benefits or features. Simply pay your account in full each month and take control of your finances.

How to apply

You can apply online for an American Express® Charge Card.

American Express Charge Cards are available to existing Barclays clients who are residents in the following countries:

Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.


Make your dreams happen

We’re ready to move, invest and preserve your wealth, so you can make the most of your world. Apply for a Barclays International Bank Account today.

Barclays Bank PLC is a credit broker and not a lender with respect to American Express Charge Cards. American Express will pay Barclays Bank PLC a flat-rate commission for each new International Currency Cards Account that is approved and opened in addition to a percentage commission based on Cardmember annual spend.

An alternative Card is available without any rewards, cash access, other features or an annual fee – the Basic Card.

American Express Services Europe Limited (AESEL) has its registered office at Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. It is registered in England and Wales with Company Number 1833139 and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Where American Express Services Europe Limited cards are issued in the UK but obtained within the European Economic Area, local rules may apply to the way that it conducts its business which can be enforced by that country's applicable regulatory authority.

AESEL is not authorised to issue Cards to residents of the US or Singapore or via banks located in Singapore.