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Foreign Exchange Services

American Express Foreign Exchange Services

With over 150 years in foreign exchange, American Express does help businesses in many industries with their international payments and foreign exchange needs.

Business Services

Features of American Express FX International Payments

American Express FX International Payments offers foreign supplier payment solutions that can help your business succeed in foreign markets.

  • No setup or account maintenance fees.
  • In-depth and flexible reporting forex services to help manage your business.
  • Foreign exchange (forex) in 110+ countries, 80+ currencies.
  • Ability to upload forex payment files, making it easy to send foreign exchange payments to numerous recipients.
  • Competitive exchange rates.
  • By phone and email Mon-Fri, 9.00am-5.30pm.
  • Receive Membership Rewards® points for eligible forex transactions1 if enrolled.
Receive Foreign Exchange Payments
  • American Express FX International Payments allows your business to receive incoming forex payments simply and securely from select foreign markets through its foreign exchange service.
  • An alternate solution when selling your business’s products and services in select overseas markets: payment is received via forex and securely settled to your business’s U.K. bank account. You have the security on knowing the forex payment has been processed properly before delivering goods and services to your clients.
  • Your business can receive forex payments from clients in select foreign countries, even if you have no local bank account there. Clients can place urgent or ad hoc orders with your business, and have the ability to send forex payment to your business.
  • Use American Express foreign exchange services to receive incoming forex payments from clients for work completed during all phases of your project.
  • Reduce exposure to foreign exchange rate movements by locking in the exchange rate for incoming payments, up to 12 months in advance.
Send Foreign Exchange (Forex) Payments
  • Outgoing foreign exchange transfers typically take 2-4 business days (delivery time depends on currency and country)2.
  • Give your business the ability to send forex payments to suppliers and service providers, in over 110+ countries, 80+ currencies.
  • Manage your business's supply chain by ensuring your suppliers are paid within expected time frames.
  • Utilise American Express foreign exchange services to send timely forex payments to suppliers, to take advantage of favorable early payment terms on invoices.
  • With competitive exchange rates, give your business the flexibility to execute foreign exchange transactions of any size.
  • Use American Express foreign exchange services for a range of your company's needs, including purchase of goods and services, salaries and intercompany transfers. Forward contracts allow you to reduce exposure to foreign exchange rate movements by locking in the exchange rate for a payment, up to 12 months in advance.
  • Utilise American Express FX International Payments’ file upload capabilities to reliably plan and execute your foreign batch payments, by uploading a file with multiple forex transactions, to multiple recipients, in multiple currencies, in multiple countries.
Manage Your Foreign Exchange Risk
  • Use our fixed and window forward contract services to reduce exposure to exchange rate fluctuations. Rates are fixed throughout the life of the contract. Help limit your exchange risk: buy forward contracts and create draw downs easily online, and have the option to create multiple draw downs with different value dates.
  • Additional funds can be added to forward contracts at a later date, but a new rate may apply.
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