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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

American Express® Platinum Card

For a world of unforgettable experiences - Platinum Concierge service, airport lounge access and hotel room upgrades.

American Express® Gold Card

American Express® Gold Card

Tailored to you - a card with benefits that suit your needs and  enhance your global lifestyle.

American Express® Card

American Express® Card

Earn rewards with British Airways, Harrods and more, with around the clock support.

American Express® Basic Card

American Express® Basic Card

Get the basics with this fee-free card available in sterling, euros or US dollars.

How to apply

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

  • American Express® Platinum Card

    • Charge card with no interest charges, just pay the balance in full every month1
    • Complimentary access to over 1,000 lounges across 130 countries for you, your main Supplementary Cardholder plus a guest each with Priority PassTM2
    • 24/7 Platinum Concierge service to manage all travel and lifestyle requests
    • Guaranteed 4pm late check-out at over 900 FINE HOTELS & RESORTS when you book with Platinum Concierge3
    • Complimentary enrolment into leading hotel and car rental loyalty programmes, with partners such as Hertz and Hilton4
    • Travel protection benefits5
    • Membership Rewards® - earn points to redeem against the things you love, from shopping to travel6
    • Up to five Supplementary Cards - One Platinum and four Gold or Green7
    • Available in US dollars, sterling and euros
    • Annual Card membership fee US$550/€550/£450.
  • American Express® Gold Card

    • Charge card with no interest charges, just pay the balance in full every month1
    • Gold Travel service to help you with bookings
    • Travel protection benefits5
    • Membership Rewards® – earn points to redeem against transactions, shopping and travel6
    • Available in US dollar and euros. Sterling is currently unavailable
    • Annual card membership fee of US$/€300
    • Supplementary Gold Card fee of US$/€100.
  • American Express® Card

    • Charge card with no interest charges, just pay the balance in full every month1
    • Travel protection benefits5
    • Membership Rewards® – earn points to redeem against shopping and travel. Enrolment into the programme is free in your first year8
    • 24/7 emergency helpline with Global Assist
    • Available in US dollar, euros and sterling
    • Each year there is an annual fee of US$100/€100/£60
    • Supplementary Green Cards have an annual fee of US$50/€50/£17.50 Up to two Supplementary Green Cards included with the Green Sterling Card.7
  • American Express® Basic Card

    • Charge card with no interest charges, just pay the balance in full every month1
    • Customer support, 24/7 all year round
    • Global Assist emergency helpline
    • Emergency card replacement
    • No card membership fee.

Full terms and conditions [PDF, 99KB]
Please note this PDF is hosted on a different site, www.americanexpress.com.

Enjoy the benefits of International Banking

Enjoy the benefits of International Banking

Find out how we can help you manage your international finances - call us on +44 (0)1624 684316* or chat to us.

New to International Banking? Apply for an account online.9

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

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

American Express Services Europe Limited 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.

American Express Charge Cards are not regulated under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. American Express will pay Barclays 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.