American Express® Corporate Purchasing Solutions

American Express® Corporate Purchasing Solutions allow your business to process supplier payments efficiently and control spend needs. You can choose the solution that best suits your business, whether it be a physical Card or a virtual Account.

A flexible and simple way to pay your preferred suppliers

American Express® Corporate Purchasing Solutions provide opportunities for cost reduction, efficiency in payment processes, simplified reconciliation whilst helping you to manage fraud and security risks. A Corporate Purchasing Card streamlines and simplifies processes by replacing the payment on invoice model and giving tight controls over purchasing, by offering category spend parameters. This allows you to manage access to varying levels of data with detailed transaction information showing where and what is being spent.

Ways to use American Express® Corporate Purchasing Solutions

Physical Card

Plastic issued per employee.

Virtual Card

Card/Account number issued to department or assigned to a single supplier.

Why American Express® Corporate Purchasing Card?

Maximise Control

Control spending by assigning parameters for where and how Cards are used, and how much can be spent. Receive detailed transaction information and data analysis to
help inform decision-making.

Save Money

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

Save Time

Streamline operations by assigning physical or virtual Cards to help simplify payment and
reconciliation compliantly.

How does American Express® Corporate Purchasing Solutions work?


Set up your programme

Choose from up to 20 customisable fields such as cost centre, job code, requisition number, event number and project code.


Use Corporate Purchasing Card

Spend within the limits you've set, including preferred suppliers, transaction or account limits, and purchase types.


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.


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 positively impact your bottom line.

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

Find more ways to streamline business spend

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.