Accept American Express Cards as a Merchant in Kenya

Accepting American Express at your business gives you access to:

New customers


Accept payments from American Express Cardmembers in Kenya and those who visit the country for business, tourism or to see friends and family.

Corporate Cardmembers


Attract business from our corporate Cardmembers who use their Cards when they visit Kenya on company trips.

A world of opportunity


Open your business to new opportunities, with instant access to over 100 million Cardmembers from around the world.

High-spending Cardmembers


Accept payments from American Express Cards and open your doors to an audience of high-spending Cardmembers.

Experience the Powerful Backing of American Express 

With more than 100 million Cardmembers worldwide and many visiting Kenya for tourism, business or to see friends and family, you could access a new customer base for your business. Begin accepting American Express transactions through Equity Bank to welcome payments from Cardmembers who live in Kenya and those who are visiting.


Join our merchant network today and discover the business benefits of accepting American Express.


High-spending Cardmembers

American Express has a high-spending Cardmember base which is rewarded for spend activity with loyalty points. The average spend per Card on the American Express network is around 3x higher than other networks1. By accepting American Express Cards, you could attract business from high-spending local Cardmembers and global Cardmembers visiting Kenya.


Capture corporate spend

More than 60% of 2019 FORTUNE Global 500® companies are American Express Global Corporate Payments Customers2. Corporate Cardmembers from these companies often look to use their American Express Cards when travelling on business trips.


1. Average worldwide spend on AXP network vs. weighted average of Visa / Mastercard worldwide credit / charge spend per card. AXP and Mastercard data based on 12 months to December 2019, Visa based on 12 months to September 2019.

2. As determined by an analysis conducted by American Express Global Commercial Services. FORTUNE® and FORTUNE Global 500® are trademarks of FORTUNE Media IP Limited and are used under license. FORTUNE® and FORTUNE Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse the products or services of, American Express.

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