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Tap to Pay





Enjoy faster payments with contactless


Contactless is the easy way to pay for anything up to $250* with your American Express Card. Simply tap your Card on the reader and you're done. Plus, it’s just as secure as Chip & PIN, and you're covered by the same fraud protection1, best-in-class service, and Cardmember rewards2.

How to use your contactless Card

step 1

Check your Card has the

contactless symbol.

step 2

Check the shop or the Card

reader displays the contactless logo.

step 3

Touch your Card on the reader and wait

for the beep – it’s as simple as that!

Where can you use American Express contactless?

Enjoy the freedom to pay wherever you see the American Express contactless payment logo. You can also check out the American Express Maps click on the merchant and check if contactless payment is accepted.

Pay with your mobile device

Already using contactless? Make life even easier with mobile payments. Add your American Express Card to your phone and enjoy all the same benefits as contactless.


New! You can now tap with your eligible contactless enabled Canadian American Express

Card to pay for your adult transit fare on eligible PRESTO devices at

GO Transit and UP Express (Union Pearson Express) locations**.



Using your contactless enabled American Express Card, mobile wallet, or payment-enabled watch linked to your card, tap on the eligible PRESTO device**.



Once you’ve reached your destination, tap off the eligible PRESTO device** with the same Card, phone or watch you used to board. It’s that simple and easy.


For more information on paying for your transit ride by tapping your American Express Card, visit

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Purchase Protection® Plan3†


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).4

Travelling Abroad


Travel Emergency Assistance5 is there to help you, around the clock, and around the globe. Available on eligible cards.




Alerts & Notifications


Keep track of your account with personalized updates through email, SMS, and/or our Amex App.