Corporate Card hierarchy is the name given to the structure or operational framework of the Corporate Card Account. The hierarchy always includes two elements:
Corporate IDs (CID) or Control Accounts
Card Account numbers and Business Travel Account numbers
Your Account hierarchy is set up relative to your Company's internal structure and Management Information (MI) reporting needs. There are several ways you can set up your Corporate Card Account hierarchy. These can be discussed with your Account Manager.
The hierarchy may represent a simple or a complex Account structure. There are three hierarchy categories in the Corporate Expense Management programme allowing up to six levels of hierarchy:
Master Control Account Number (MCA) - this is your Company's own unique identifier
Basic Control Account Number (BCA) - each individual Corporate Card sits within the basic control number
Intermediate Control Account Number (ICA) - this added level would be included for divisional MI reporting needs
If you have recently joined the American Express Cathay Pacific Corporate Card programme, the information below provides you with details on the implementation process of some accounts.
If you are simply adding Cards to an existing Account, then the process begins with American Express processing the individual Card Member applications.
Based on the assessment of your Company, you may be approved for a Corporate Card Account with a limit placed on your Account.