The Basic Card

The Basic Card from American Express is designed to offer a fee-free product with no pre-set spending limit3; just pay your account in full each month and take control of your finances.

Summary of benefits:

  • Available in US dollar or euro
  • No pre-set spending limit3
  • 24/7 Global Assist
  • No Cardmembership Fee
There is no annual fee for the Basic Card from American Express.

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Thank you for your decision to apply for an American Express Basic International Currency Charge Card. An American Express International Currency Card is unlike any other card, even other American Express cards, since we accept international applications. As a result, the application process may be different than what you may be used to in your local market.

Please note, the Basic International Currency Card is not available to people whose main residence or payment bank is in Singapore.

In order to make the application process as smooth and quick as possible, we want to make sure you have everything you need before you begin your application for an American Express Basic Card.
Please make sure that you:

Please note International Currency Card products are only available to existing American Express customers with more than six months of membership*, or to individuals that have been referred by their Private Bank. Should you wish to discuss this further, please call the New Membership team on +44 1273 576070 between 9.00 and 17.00, GMT, Monday to Friday. To learn about other products available to you, please visit

*Please note product and country restrictions apply

For the safety and security of your personal information, you will not be able to save and return to your application. You will have 30 minutes to complete your application. After 30 minutes, the application will time out and you will have to start over again.

Please note, alternative Card options are available starting from the Basic Card with no Cardmembership Fee.

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