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How to Apply for a Business or  Corporate Credit Card

Learn how to apply for our Business & Corporate Credit Cards so that you can start earning rewards and empowering your business.

Why choose an American Express® Business Card or Corporate Card?

Our Cards are tailored to meeting your employees’ needs and optimizing cash flow management. Here’s how our range of cards can equip you with the expense management tools and rewards you need to help your company grow and thrive. 


Manage cash flow

Charge Cards can maximize cash flow for your business with up to 55 interest-free days1

Easily complete expense reports

Online automated expense reporting to help keep track of your costs and save time

Earn rewards

Get rewards points for eligible purchases that you can put towards a flight, hotel stay, statement credit2, gift card redemptions, and merchandise3

Check your eligibility to apply


  • You are a Canadian resident and have a Canadian credit file
  • You are the age of majority in the province or territory where you live

How to apply for a Business or Corporate Credit Card online


  1. Click the “Speak to a Specialist” button below to initiate your card application process
  2. Enter the personal and business information required, and submit the form online
  3. An Amex specialist will get in touch within 2 business days
  4. Our experts will guide you through the process
  5. Activate your card and start earning rewards!


Whether you own a startup or large business, American Express Cards will help optimize your cash flow and gain purchasing power. Now that you know how to apply for a Business or Corporate Card, compare the rewards and perks our Cards offer to find out which one will most benefit your business. 

Business Cards

that can turn your company expenses into rewards 

  • Earn Rewards for business spending
  • Easily manage your cash flow1
  • Gain access to premium perks and service

Ideal for: Small to mid-sized businesses

Corporate Cards

for your employee and company needs

  • Get full visibility into employee spending
  • Benefit from our expense management tools
  • Choose a rewards program tailored to your business and employees  

Ideal for: Companies with annual revenue over $10 million

Ready to start earning rewards for your business?


Speak to a specialist at 1-877-891-0821 Monday to Friday, 9AM-5PM EST

Frequently Asked Questions

How would my business benefit from using an American Express Small Business Credit Card?

With our Small Business Credit Cards, you will receive a set credit limit so you know how much you can spend each month. You do not have to pay your monthly balance in full; instead, you are only required to post a minimum payment for each billing period. You can also receive rewards for your business expenses, which can come in the form of points, statement credits, and more.

How would my business benefit from using an American Express Small Business Charge Card?

American Express Business Charge Cards* offer a convenient way to improve your business cash flow while earning points on your purchases. You'll receive no pre-set spending limit4 or interest on purchases, as long as your balance is paid in full each statement period.

How can my business benefit from using an American Express Corporate Card?

American Express Corporate Card programs offer exceptional rewards with no pre-set spending limit5, including tools and services to help you manage your costs, track your expenses, and drive savings.

Can I apply for an American Express Small Business Credit Card or Charge Card online?

Yes, you can easily apply online. To select the American Express Card that best matches your business’ needs, compare credit cards and charge cards, then read the terms of agreement, understand how the card will benefit your business, and assess your business’ eligibility. When you are ready to apply, you can complete your company’s application in a matter of minutes and receive a prompt decision for approval.

How do I apply for an American Express Corporate Card? 

View our American Express Corporate Cards and their benefits. You can choose a card that fits your requirements, based on the benefits that each card has to offer. Once you find the card that best matches your business needs, you can complete a short online form, providing some basic contact details. One of our American Express Corporate Card representatives can contact you to guide you through the rest of the application process, or you can call us at 1-877-891-0821.

What do I need to apply for an American Express Small Business Credit Card or Charge Card?

When filling out your application, you will need the following:


  • Your company’s legal business name
  • Your company’s address and phone number
  • Your company’s business industry
  • The number of years your company has been established
  • Company size (number of employees)
  • Annual company revenue
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