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Using your Credit Card overseas

American Express® Cards are accepted around the world, so you can have peace of mind when using your Card to make purchases overseas.

Planning your trip

While Abroad

Useful Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to your questions.


Credit and Charge Cards Explained


Has talk of interest, annual fees, rates and percentages left you feeling confused?


Our simple Credit and Charge Card guides are a great place to start.


How Credit Cards and Charge Cards work


How to apply for a Card


What Card fees am I expected to pay


What is Card Interest


How to pay off your Card


What is Credit Limit


What is Credit Score


What is a Charge Card


Where is American Express accepted


American Express Benefits


Your security and protection are our priority. Our technology has been designed to give you peace of mind when using your Card.



Access to our customer service is available 24/7 by phone, text or email.



Contactless is the quick, easy and secure way to make payments - simply touch your American Express Card on the reader, wait for the beep and you're done. What's more, with Amex Pay and Apple PayTM you can even pay with your phone.

Explore Our Credit Cards

American Express Offers a range of Credit Cards with different rewards and benefits tailored to your lifestyle and interests.



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