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American Express® Corporate Purchasing Card

Simplify spending and negotiate preferred rates

Keep business payments in one place so you can track your spending, simplify reconciliation and negotiate better rates with suppliers.

An easy way to streamline your purchasing process

An American Express® Corporate Purchasing Card lets you consolidate regular payments to vendors and suppliers within a single account, set limits on how and with whom your employees can spend, and gain insight into your spending patterns so you can negotiate rates with preferred suppliers.

Help drive savings and efficiency with a Corporate Purchasing Card

Control spending

Assign parameters for where and how Cards are used, and how much can be spent.

Gain insights

Receive detailed transaction information and data analysis to help inform decision-making.

Streamline operations

Assign physical or virtual Cards to help simplify payment and reconciliation and ensure compliance.

Manage cash flow

Take advantage of your payment terms to extend Days Payable Outstanding (DPO).*

*The maximum amount of time for deferred payment on purchases is 44 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. Statement period may vary by each calendar month.

How does an American Express Corporate Purchasing Card work?

One

Set up your programme

Determine which of your expenses to convert to a Corporate Purchasing Card and which controls can offer the most value. Your dedicated Account Manager will work with you every step of the way.

Three

Spend on your Card

Employees can spend within the limits you’ve set, including preferred suppliers, transaction and account limits, and purchase types.

Three

Review and reconcile

Use the American Express @ Work® programme to oversee policy compliance, identify opportunities to drive savings, and promptly pay your vendors—extending your DPO to up to 44 days.1

Four

Analyse and save

Take advantage of rich data from the Amex Insights platform to leverage purchasing volume with preferred suppliers so you can maximise rebates and drive meaningful savings.

Start your American Express Corporate Purchasing Card application

Fill out the form to request a call back from a Specialist or reach out to us at 0800 085 7725, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Not an American Express Cardmember?

Sign up for an American Express® Corporate Card programme to open up a world of perks, tools and opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Buyer Initiated Payments

Optimise your working capital and maintain control of your supplier payments.

American Express® vPayment

A virtual payment solution assigning a specific-use Account number and pre-authorised amount per transaction.

Important Information

 

1. The maximum amount of time for deferred payment on purchases is 44 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. Statement period may vary by each calendar month.