Accept American Express Cards as a Merchant in Nigeria

Accepting American Express at your business gives you access to:


New customers

Accept payments from American Express Cardmembers who visit Nigeria for business, tourism or to see friends and family.

Corporate Cardmembers

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

A world of opportunity

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

High-spending Cardmembers

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

Experience the Powerful Backing of American Express

With more than 100 million Cardmembers worldwide and many visiting Nigeria for tourism, business or to see friends and family, you could access a new customer base for your business. Begin accepting transactions from international American Express Cards and allow payments at your business from Cardmembers visiting Nigeria.


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 drive more business from high-spending Cardmembers visiting Nigeria.


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.


1Average 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.

2As determined by an analysis conducted by American Express Global Commercial Services. FORTUNE® and FORTUNE Global 500® are trademarks of FORTUNE Media IP Limitedand 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.

Learn how to become an accepting merchant through one of our partners below

Interswitch Logo

Contact Interswitch


Phone: +234 1 628 3 888

(ext 1253)


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Email Interswitch

Unified Payments

Contact Unified Payments


Phone: 01-2778930, +2347008643433,



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Email Unified Payments

Access Bank Logo

Contact Access Bank


Phone: 0700225522377 (toll free),



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Email Access Bank


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