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American Express Platinum Business Card

The American Express® Platinum Business Card

Earn 40,000 bonus Membership Rewards® points If you are approved and spend £6,000 in the first three months of Cardmembership.
Annual Fees: £450
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  • Annual Fees:£450
  • Cashflow Management:With up to 54 days payment period on purchases. Just pay off your balance in full every month.

Key Benefits

The Global Lounge CollectionTM

Unlocks access to more than 1000 airport lounges across 120 countries and counting. That includes complimentary membership in Priority Pass.

Platinum Concierge Service

From business flights to booking tickets for a client, call our dedicated concierge and travel team, and consider it done.

Comprehensive Worldwide Travel Insurance

For business or pleasure

Cashflow Management

The American Express Platinum Business Charge Card could help provide you with control over your cashflow.

The American Express Platinum Business Charge Card could help provide you with control over your cashflow.

The Card can help provide you with greater control over your cashflow.

The Card can help provide you with greater control over your cashflow.

  • If you are currently paying for your expenses by cash, invoice or cheque the payment will leave your account right away. Whereas, with the Gold Business Card you have up to 54 calendar days until your payment is due so you can keep money in your Account for longer and have more flexibility when managing your finances.5 Just pay your balance in full every month.

No pre-set spending limit

No pre-set spending limit

The Card has no pre-set spending limit which means you have greater purchasing power to help you do business daily and can help when you need to make larger item purchases3.
  • Your purchasing capacity evolves according to the needs of your business and adjusts based on your current spending patterns, payment history, credit record and financial resources.

Complimentary Supplementary Cards

Complimentary Supplementary Cards

You can receive one complimentary Platinum Employee Cards and 98 Complimentary Gold Employee Cards to keep your business moving
  • Supplementary Cards can help you consolidate all business expenditure under one Business Card Account so you'll be able to see exactly where your money is going on your monthly statement, saving you time when tracking and sorting expenses. Plus, all supplementary Cardmembers within your Business Platinum Account will earn you rewards and receive the same level of insurance cover.

Premium Business Travel

Premium Business Travel

Premium travel benefits and access to help make your life a bit more comfortable when you're travelling for business or pleasure. Lounge Benefits
  • The American Express Global Lounge Collection means that wherever your business, pleasure or rewards take you, you and any Platinum Employee Cardmember will enjoy complimentary American Express Global Lounge Collection access with more than 1,000 airport lounges at 500+ airports across 120+ countries, regardless of your choice of airline or class of ticket8.
  • Hotel Benefits: FINE HOTELS & RESORTS offers you an experience above and beyond at over 815 supremely stylish five-star sanctuaries scattered across the globe. Receive these complimentary benefits with each booking: noon check-in upon arrival when available, a room upgrade upon arrival when eligible and available, daily breakfast for two people, in-room Wi-FI (exclusions apply), 4pm late checkout and a special amenity such as a $100 food and beverage credit9.
  • With our hotel partners Starwood Hotels and Carlson Rezidor Hotels, you and your Platinum Supplementary Cardmembers can receive benefits including complimentary upgrades, early check-in and late check-out, enhanced loyalty points, complimentary Wi-Fi and much more9. Enrolment required after Card approval.
  • Car Hire Benefits: Enhance your business trips or personal holidays - with Hertz and Avis. you and your Platinum Supplementary Cardmembers can receive benefits such as complimentary upgrades and discounts on bookings.

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WELCOME OFFER

Earn 40,000 bonus Membership Rewards® points if you are approved and spend £6,000 in the first three months of Cardmembership1 - enough for two business class return flights from London to Berlin Terms, taxes, fees and charges apply.

WELCOME OFFER

Earn 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards® points if you are approved and spend £3,000 in the first three months of Cardmembership2 - enough for two business class return flights from London to selected European destinations such as Berlin

WELCOME OFFER

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CARD OVERVIEW

Exclusively for Businesses, the Card with premium travel benefits and rewards.

CARD OVERVIEW

Exclusively for Businesses, you could turn business purchases into rewards and keep your cashflow, flowing.

CARD OVERVIEW

A payment card with no pre-set spending limit - this Card offers you the basics you need to make purchases.

ANNUAL FEE

£450

ANNUAL FEE

£125

ANNUAL FEE

£0
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Rewards and Access

The American Express® Platinum Business Card can help you get more from your business expenses:

    • Earn 1 Membership Rewards® point for every full £1 you spend on the Card. There is no limit to the points you can earn, and your points never expire as long as your account is open and in good standing.
    • Earn 1 Membership Rewards® point for every full £1 spent on Supplementary Cards.

    • Plus, earn one additional point for every £1 spent when you book your flights, hotels, car hire or experiences through American Express Travel. You can then use your points, your Card or a combination of both to pay for your booking including any taxes and charges10.

    Redeeming Points

    Use the points you earn to treat yourself, your employees or clients, or to reinvest in your business.

    REWARD YOURSELF, YOUR EMPLOYEES OR CLIENTS

    From spa day experiences to department store Gift Cards and eCodes, use your points to reward those people going above and beyond for your business. Our partners include House of Fraser, M&S, Laithwaite's Wine, Molton Brown, and SpaFinder Wellness 365 – just to name a few.

    REINVEST IN YOUR BUSINESS

    You can redeem your points for a statement credit that can support your bottom line. Alternatively you could redeem for rewards from popular brands such as merchandise from Apple or Gift Cards from Currys PC World.

    TRAVEL

    Transfer points you've earned on your business spend to one of our partner's frequent traveller programmes, and use them to enjoy hotel stays, flights, dining and more - for business or pleasure. Our partners include British Airways, Starwood, and Virgin Atlantic. Minimum, maximum and increments apply to points transfers and vary by partner. Reward bookings are subject to taxes and fees.
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    American Express Invites®

    Whether it's entertaining clients, rewarding your employees or treating yourself, make it a more memorable experience with American Express Invites®. The card gives you access to pruchase tickets to some of the most in-demand music, file and theatre events in town, often before they go on sale to the general public.

      World Class Service

      Platinum Business Service

      Platinum Business Service

      It’s the personal touches that make all the difference.
      • With the Platinum Business Card, our dedicated concierge and travel team have the knowledge and experience to help take care of the little but important things, like buying event tickets for a client, delivering gifts, finding you a hotel or arranging conferences in an unfamiliar city. Let us do things for you so you can take care of business.

      World Class Service

      World Class Service

      Running your business could be made easier with a great range of resources designed to help you maintain control of your business expenses, while also helping to provide some peace of mind.
      • Our global customer service team is here to help - wherever you are in the world, whatever the time of day.
      • Global Assist®- If you’re away on business anywhere in the world and run into trouble, assistance is just a phone call away, 24/7.
      • Emergency Card Replacement - No matter where your business takes you, if you report your Card lost, damaged or stolen, we"ll help you replace it.

      Business account management

      Business account management

      24-hour online business account management lets you check your balance, past statements, available credit, and keep track of all business purchases made on your Card.
      • You can also access the most important account information when you’re on the go via our mobile website, or as a downloadable app for iPhone and Android devices.

      Insurance and Protection

      Comprehensive Worldwide Travel Insurance for business or pleasure

      Comprehensive Worldwide Travel Insurance for business or pleasure

      • You, your family, as well as colleagues and employees with Supplementary Cards are covered, whether travelling together or travelling alone on business and leisure trips of up to 120 days when travel is booked on your Card12.

      Purchase Protection

      Purchase Protection

      • If you buy an eligible item on your Card and it's stolen or damaged within 90 days, we"ll replace or repair it, or refund you up to £2,500 per eligible item.

      Refund Protection

      Refund Protection

      • Should you change your mind or return your eligible item for any reason within the same 90 day period, the Card"s Refund Protection means that even if the UK retailer won"t refund you, we’ll replace or refund you up to a maximum of £300.

      Am I Eligible?

      To save time before applying, it’s best to make sure you can say yes to the following:

        • The business has a current UK Bank or Building Society account
        • You/The business have/has no County Court Judgements for non-payment of debt
        • You are aged 18 or over
        • You have a permanent UK home address

        • You will pay the annual Cardmembership fee of £450
        • You will not be eligible for any Welcome Bonus award if you currently hold or have held any Membership Rewards enrolled American Express Card in the past six months.

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        Terms & Conditions

        Terms & Conditions

        Please ensure that you have read and downloaded these important documents before starting your application.
          • 1. If you are approved and spend £6,000 on purchases on the Account within the first three months of Cardmembership, 40,000 bonus Membership Rewards points will be awarded shortly after the end of the three months. Business Gold or Business Platinum Cardmembers who are enrolled or have been enrolled in the Membership Rewards programme in the last six months, are not eligible for the bonus. All introductory offers are subject to change and can be withdrawn at any time.
          • 2. If you are approved and spend £3,000 on purchases on the Account within the first three months of Cardmembership, 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards points will be awarded shortly after the end of the three months. Business Gold or Business Platinum Cardmembers who are enrolled or have been enrolled in the Membership Rewards programme in the last six months, are not eligible for the bonus. All introductory offers are subject to change and can be withdrawn at any time.
          • 3. No pre-set spending limit does not mean unlimited spending. Purchasing power can adjust with your use of the Card, your payment history, credit record, financial resources known to us, and other factors. We reserve the right to apply temporary spending limits in accordance with the Cardmember Agreement.
          • 4. Annual Fees

            4.1 Platinum Business Card a £450 annual Card fee will automatically be charged to your account on or after the anniversary of your account opening date. Applicants must be UK residents, aged 18 or over. Approval is subject to status and terms and conditions apply.

            4.2 Gold Business Card The first year’s Cardmembership is complimentary and from year two of your membership, a £125 annual Card fee will automatically be charged to your Account on or after the anniversary of your Account opening date.
          • 5. Payment Period

            5.1 Platinum and Gold Business cards the maximum payment period on purchases is 54 calendar days and is obtained only if you spend on the first day of the new statement period and repay the balance in full on the due date.

            5.2 Basic Business card the maximum payment period on purchases is 42 calendar days and is obtained only if you spend on the first day of the new statement period and repay the balance in full on the due date.
          • 6. Supplementary Cards allow you to share the benefits of your American Express Card with others close to you. You will be the main Cardmember and you will be liable for all charges made on the Supplementary Card(s). Supplementary Cardmembers must be aged 18 or over. Written details available on request. Approval subject to status and Terms and Conditions.
          • 7. Enrolment is required to receive loyalty programme benefits. Benefits are subject to change and availability and may vary by hotel and car hire loyalty programme partner. American Express Terms and Conditions apply. Hotel Loyalty programme benefits may not be combined with the Fine Hotels & Resorts programme. American Express reserves the right to instruct loyalty programme partner to cancel your membership if you cease to be a Platinum Business Cardmember or your Account is not in good standing
          • 8. The Primary Platinum Business Cardmember and the first Supplementary Platinum Cardmember are elegible for part of the American Express Global Lounge Collection and will be enrolled automatically. In order to access over 500+ lounges in the Priority Pass programme, the Cardmember must present a valid Priority Pass membership card in their name, along with a boarding pass for same day travel. The Primary Platinum Business and supplementary Platinum Business Cardmembers who are enrolled to the programme can each bring 1 additional guest free of charge.Any additional guests will be charged a fee at the prevailing rate – currently £15 per person, per visit, to his or her American Express Platinum Card. Subsequent years’ renewal terms and conditions are at the discretion of Priority Pass. For Priority Pass Conditions of Use visit prioritypass.com. The Cardmember agrees to abide by the Conditions of Use, as detailed at prioritypass.com.

            The Centurion Lounge
            Platinum Card Members have unlimited complimentary access to all locations of The Centurion Lounge. Gold Card and Green Card Additional Cards on your Platinum Card account are not eligible for complimentary access. Card Members may bring up to two (2) companions into The Centurion Lounge. To access The Centurion Lounge, the Card Member must present The Centurion Lounge agent with the following upon each visit: his or her valid Card, a boarding pass showing a confirmed reservation for same-day travel on any carrier and a government-issued I.D. Failure to present this documentation may result in access being denied. Card Members will not be compensated for changes in locations, rates or policies. A Card Member must be at least 18 years of age to enter without a parent or legal guardian. For locations with a self-service bar, the Card Member must be of legal drinking age in the location's jurisdiction to enter without a parent or legal guardian. Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly. American Express reserves the right to remove any person from the Lounge for inappropriate behavior or failure to adhere to rules, including, but not limited to, conduct that is disruptive, abusive or violent. Access is subject to space availability. Hours may vary by location and are subject to change. Amenities vary among The Centurion Lounge locations and are subject to change. Services and amenities in the Lounge are complimentary, however you are responsible for any purchases and/or servicing charges you authorize our Member Services Professionals to perform on your behalf. Some American Express Cards are not eligible for all services provided by Member Services Desk. American Express will not be liable for any articles lost or stolen or damages suffered by the purchaser or visitor inside The Centurion Lounge. Use of The Centurion Lounge is subject to all rules and conditions set by American Express. American Express reserves the right to revise the rules at any time without notice. ©2018 American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

            American Express International Lounges
            Business Platinum Card Members have unlimited complimentary access to American Express Lounge locations. Guest access policies vary by location and are subject to change. Fees may apply for additional guests. To access American Express Lounges, the Business Platinum Card Member must present the agent with the following upon each visit: his or her valid Card and upon request, same-day airline ticket on any carrier and a government-issued I.D. Failure to present this documentation may result in access being denied. Business Platinum Card Members will not be compensated for changes in locations, rates or policies. American Express reserves the right to remove any person from a lounge for inappropriate behavior or failure to adhere to lounge rules, including, but not limited to, conduct that is disruptive, abusive or violent. Access is subject to space availability. Amenities, services and hours of operation may vary among locations and are subject to change. In some Lounges the Business Platinum Card Member must be at least 18 years of age to enter without a parent or guardian. Age restrictions for the service of alcohol also vary between Lounges. American Express will not be liable for any articles lost or stolen or damages suffered by the purchaser or visitor inside American Express Lounges. Use of American Express Lounges is subject to the local rules and conditions set by American Express and the Lounge operator. American Express and the Lounge operator reserve the right to revise the rules at any time without notice. For details of individual American Express lounge access requirements please visit
            americanexpress.com/findalounge

            Delta Sky Club
            The Business Platinum Card Member must present his or her valid American Express Card, government-issued I.D., and same-day corresponding airline ticket to club ambassador. Access to Delta Sky Club partner lounges is not permitted. Individuals must be at least 18 years of age to access Delta Sky Club, and 21 years of age to access locations with a self-service bar, unless accompanied by a responsible, supervising adult who has access to the lounge. Card Members must adhere to all House Rules of participating clubs. Participating airport clubs and locations subject to change without notice. Additional guest access and fees subject to terms and conditions of participating airport clubs.For the most current Delta Sky Club access and pricing policy, please visit
            delta.com/skyclub . All Delta Sky Club rules apply to Delta Sky Club membership and use. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/skyclub .

            Escape Lounges
            This benefit is available to Business Platinum Card Members. Card Members receive complimentary access to any US location of the Escape Lounges. Card Member must present his or her valid Card, a boarding pass showing a confirmed reservation for same-day travel on any carrier and government-issued I.D. In some cases, Card Member must be 21 years of age to enter without a parent or guardian. Card Members may bring up to two (2) companions into Escape Lounges as complimentary guests. Card Member must adhere to all house rules of participating lounges. Card Members and his or her guests will receive all of the complimentary benefits and amenities afforded to the Escape Lounge customers, as well as access to purchase non-complimentary items. Some product features may be subject to additional charges. Escape Lounge locations are subject to change.
          • 9. Valid only for new FINE HOTELS & RESORTS bookings made through Platinum Travel Service, Business Platinum Travel Service, American Express Travel online at americanexpress.co.uk/travel, or any American Express Travel office. Payment must be made in full with an American Express Card in the UK Platinum Cardmember’s name. Available for UK Platinum Charge Cardmembers. Cardmember must travel on itinerary booked to be eligible for benefits described. Noon check-in and room upgrade are based on availability and are provided at check-in. Certain room categories are not eligible for room upgrade; call Platinum Travel Service for details. Breakfast amenity varies by property, but will be, at a minimum, a continental breakfast. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in room, with the exception of select properties where In-Room Wi-Fi is included as part of a mandatory daily resort fee or is not available. In these instances complimentary Wi-Fi will be provided in a common space on property. Call Platinum Travel Service for property specific details regarding Wi-Fi. Benefit restrictions vary by FINE HOTELS & RESORTS property and cannot be redeemed for cash, and may not be combined with other offers unless indicated. Benefits and additional FINE HOTELS & RESORTS promotions are only applied at checkout and expire at checkout. Limit one benefit package per room, per stay. Three room limit per Cardmember, per stay; back-to-back stays within a 24-hour period at the same property considered one stay. Participating FINE HOTELS & RESORTS properties and benefits are subject to change.
          • 10. Cardmembers will earn one additional Membership Rewards point in addition to their standard earn rate for every full £1 spent on eligible prepaid hotels, flights, car hire and experiences on the American Express Travel UK website americanexpress.co.uk/travel, excluding cruise bookings. Products that are booked on americanexpress.co.uk/travel which are not prepaid, but are paid directly to the supplier are not eligible to earn the additional Membership Rewards points. When paying with a combination of your American Express Card and Membership Rewards points, only the value applied to the Card is eligible to earn Membership Rewards points and Membership Rewards Terms and Conditions found at membershiprewards.co.uk/terms will apply. Please allow up to 10 weeks for Membership Rewards points to be credited to your account
          • 11. The credit will be applied to your primary Card Account. The account balance must be higher or equal to the amount being credited. If you pay your bill through Direct Debit, the Direct Debit amount that appears on your statement will always be collected, even if you redeem your points for a credit on your Card. Please refer to your Card Account statement showing your outstanding balance or minimum balance due which will apply in all instances. Amounts credited will appear on your next Card Account statement following redemption of this reward. A points for credit request may be declined at our own discretion where the Card Account or Cardmembers’ other Accounts are not in good standing or there is not an outstanding balance on the Card. The redemption of points for credit will be applied within three business days, cannot be reversed and is not redeemable for cash via a credit balance refund
          • 12. Terms and conditions apply. Please see the Insurance Terms and Conditions for full details. Please read this to understand the limits and exclusions that may apply