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American Express won the award fro Best Mobile App Customer Service on our annual Credit Card Awards. American Express credit cards provide consumers with a range of rewards and cashback offers.

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British Airways American Express® Credit Card

2015 award winner
limited offer Reward Travel Airline Instant Decision No Annual Fee Premium Credit Cards

British Airways American Express® Credit Card

  • 9000 Avios when spending £1000 within the first three months
  • Companion voucher when you spend £20,000 in one year
  • 1 Avios point for every £1 spent
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22.9% APR
Representative (variable)
To get this card you must at least:
  • be 18 or older
  • have a current UK bank or building society account
  • have an annual household Income of £20,000
  • have a permanent UK home address
  • have no County Court Judgements
  • have been trading for 6 months if self-employed

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 22.9% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 22.9% APR (variable).

British Airways American Express® Premium Plus Credit Card

2015 award winner
limited offer Reward Travel Airline Instant Decision Premium Credit Cards

British Airways American Express® Premium Plus Credit Card

  • 25,000 bonus points when you spend £3,000 in your first three months
  • 1.5 Avios for every £1 spent; 3 Avios for every £1 spent directly with British Airways
  • Companion voucher when you spend £10000 in one year
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60.7% APR
Representative (variable)
To get this card you must at least:
  • be a permanent UK resident
  • be 18 or older
  • have a good credit rating

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 22.9% (variable) per annum, with a £150 annual fee, your representative APR is 60.7% APR (variable).

The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

2015 award winner
Reward Travel Airline Instant Decision Premium Credit Cards

The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

  • 1 Starpoint per £1 spent. 10000 point bonus for £1,000 spend in first three months
  • Redeem points on flights and luxury hotels
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36.2% APR
Representative (variable)
To get this card you must at least:
  • be a permanent UK resident

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 19.9% (variable) per annum, with a £75 annual fee, your representative APR is 36.2% APR (variable).

American Express Platinum Cashback Everyday Credit Card

2015 award winner
Reward Cashback No Annual Fee

American Express Platinum Cashback Everyday Credit Card

  • 5% cashback in your first three months (up to £100)
  • Up to 1.25% cashback thereafter
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22.9% APR
Representative (variable)
To get this card you must at least:
  • be a permanent UK resident
  • be 18 or older
  • have an income of £20,000 or more
  • have a good credit rating

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 22.9% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 22.9% APR (variable).

American Express Platinum Cashback Credit Card

2015 award winner
Reward Cashback Premium Credit Cards

American Express Platinum Cashback Credit Card

  • 5% cashback on up to £2,500 in the first 3 months of Cardmembership
  • Bonus 2.5% cashback if you spend more than £10,001 in a year
  • £25 annual fee
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28.2% APR
Representative (variable)
To get this card you must at least:
  • be a permanent UK resident
  • be 18 or older
  • have an income of £20,000 or more
  • have a good credit rating

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 22.9% (variable) per annum, with a £25 annual fee, your representative APR is 28.2% APR (variable).

American Express Nectar Credit Card

2015 award winner
Reward Instant Decision

American Express Nectar Credit Card

  • 20,000 Nectar points (worth £100) welcome offer to spend with Nectar partners
  • Up to 4 points per £1 with Nectar partners, 2 points per £1 spent elsewhere
  • First year of card membership with £0 annual fee £25 thereafter (T&Cs apply)
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25.0% APR
Representative (variable)
To get this card you must at least:
  • be a permanent UK resident
  • be 18 or older
  • have a good credit rating

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 19.9% (variable) per annum, with a £25 monthly fee, your representative APR is 25.0% APR (variable).

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card

2015 award winner
Reward Travel Airline Premium Credit Cards

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card

  • 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend £2,000 in your first three months
  • 1 points for virtually every £1 spent and 1 additional point for every £1 spent directly with airlines
  • No annual fee in the first year
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To get this card you must at least:
  • be 18 or older
  • have a current UK bank or building society account
  • be a permanent UK resident
  • have an income of £20,000 or more
  • have no history of bad debt

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Charge card: No interest charges. Balance must be paid in full each month. Annual fee of £140 applies.

The Platinum Credit Card

2015 award winner
Reward Travel Airline Premium Credit Cards

The Platinum Credit Card

  • Receive 30,000 Membership Rewards® points when you spend £2,000 in the first three months 
  • 1 Membership Reward point for virtually every £1 spent
  • Platinum Travel and Concierge Service, unlimited access to over 700 airport lounges
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To get this card you must at least:
  • be 18 or older
  • have a current UK bank or building society account
  • be a permanent UK resident
  • have an income of £20,000 or more
  • have no history of bad debt

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Charge card: No interest charges. Balance must be paid in full each month. Annual fee of £450 applies.

American Express credit cards

American Express UK is the British arm of the American Express Company. They are one of the world’s largest financial organisations, with a base in New York City. The company has been ranked as the 22nd biggest brand in the world by Money Week. Also known as Amex, they provide credit cards and charge cards to customers across the United Kingdom. Their UK headquarters is at the heart of London, on Buckingham Palace Road.

The history of American Express goes back a long way, to the days when a credit card would have seemed like science fiction. They were founded in Buffalo, New York, in 1850 as an express mail delivery company. They first moved into the financial sector in 1882, when they launched a money order system, in rivalry to the US Post Office money orders. In 1891 they launched the world’s first traveller’s cheques.

They launched their charge card in the U.S.A in 1958, although they had considered it over a decade earlier. These first cards were printed on paper, with the world’s first plastic cards appearing in 1959. Charge cards had to have their balance paid in full at the end of the month, but in 1987 they launched the Optima as their first credit card offering.

American Express now offer a wide range of credit cards in the UK, each with different incentives, different interest rates, and different terms and conditions. Obtaining a card is subject to credit checks and the applicant’s current financial status.

They offer prestigious gold and platinum cards, as well as a range of business charge cards. Applicants have to be 18 years or over, be resident in the UK, have a current account, and have a clean credit history.

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