Payment Methods





Pay the way that's right for you

You can make purchases with your American Express® Card in a variety of ways. No matter how you choose to pay, you’ll enjoy the same world-class service, security features, benefits and rewards.

Chip & PIN

Your Card includes enhanced protection from fraud, loss, or theft with Chip & PIN technology. Discover everything you need to know about using your Card’s Chip & PIN.

Contactless Payments

Quick and secure, contactless is an easy way to pay for transactions of up to $2501. Just tap to pay and be on your way.


Mobile Payments

Pay on the go with a single tap using your phone or other devices. Making mobile payments with your American Express Card is secure and convenient.


Recurring Charges

Make your American Express Card the primary payment method for your recurring bills and earn recurring rewards. Use the interactive calculator to see the potential annual rewards you could earn.


Click to Pay

Click to Pay is a quick and secure way to make online purchases with your American Express Card in just a few taps wherever you see Click to Pay or the Click to Pay icon.


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Purchase Protection® Plan2†


What you buy matters to you, so it matters to us. On select American Express Cards, your eligible purchases may be covered for up to 90 or 120 days (depending on your Card) from the date of purchase in the event of accidental physical damage or theft for up to $1,000 per occurrence (for all purchased items combined).3

Travellling Abroad


Travel Emergency Assistance4 is there to help you, around the clock, and around the globe. Available on eligible cards.





Plan It™


Enjoy added flexibility and control when making Card payments with Plan It™, the American Express® Installment Program.





Emergency Card Replacement

Has your Card been lost or stolen abroad? We’ll arrange a new Card for you as quickly as possible. If you’ve added your Card to Apple Pay®*, Google Pay™* or Samsung Pay©, your new Card will be automatically updated in your mobile wallet, too. Call 1-800-869-3016. Outside of North America (please call collect) 905-474-0870. For Corporate Cardmembers, please call 1-800-716-6661, or for outside of Canada (please call collect) 905-474-9329.