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International Payments - Methods and Solutions for Businesses

Our range of products and international payment methods are designed to help businesses save time and effort.

We offer business products and global payment solutions to send and receive international payments, supporting businesses working with overseas suppliers and customers.
American Express offers businesses simple international payment methods send money internationally.


We offer businesses a simple way to send money internationally with easy-to-use online global payment solutions, offering transparent pricing and flexible work flow solutions.

American Express has a century’s experience as a trusted FX global provider in international currency payments and global payment solutions.


We have more than a century’s experience as a trusted FX global leader in international currency payments and global payment solutions. Our customer support staff are available to assist you with your international payments Monday-Friday.

American Express offers Membership Rewards® Points for international business transactions.


When you have a Membership Rewards® program-enrolled American Express Card® for your transactions, you can receive Membership Rewards® points on eligible foreign currency transfers over GBP £1,000 that your business sends internationally. Points can be redeemed for travel, shopping, dining and entertainment rewards.1

American Express offers global payment solutions which can be easily integrated with many ERP systems and accounting software.


We can support a broad variety of FX needs, whether you have an American Express Card or not. We offer full integration with ERP systems and accounting software through our solution, SYNC.

American Express AccessLine improves efficiency in cash flow management.


American Express AccessLineSM is a smart cash flow management solution that allows American Express® Corporate Card Members to make easy, secure international supplier payments using their Corporate Cards.

Key Features

American Express FX international payment solutions have several features that make them secure and convenient to use
  • Easy to sign up
  • International payment methods available for those that do and those that don’t have American Express Cards
  • No setup fees or account maintenance fees
  • Competitive foreign currency exchange rates, helping businesses reduce costs for global payments
  • Customer support, by phone and email Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5.30pm – ask us anything from account setup to settlement of currency transfers
  • 110+ countries, 80+ currencies
  • International payment methods that support file upload service for multiple payments saves businesses time and ensures that critical, timely and regular international payments are made and received
  • Settle transactions from existing UK business bank accounts, increasing convenience and decreasing costs
  • Eligible Card Members receive Membership Rewards® on currency transactions1

Competitive Advantage

Forward Contracts from American Express FX International Payments are payment Solutions that help foreign exchange risk management


International payment methods that help send or receive international payments by locking in same-day or future exchange rates with no minimum or maximum transfer limits.


Competitive exchange rates plus no set up or maintenance fees, no fee for incoming currency payments and competitive fees for outgoing foreign and same currency payments.


Make timely business payments to suppliers and third-parties, and enjoying customer support, Monday-Friday by phone or email.

Manage Your Working Capital:

Suppliers can be paid using AccessLineSM on any eligible American Express Corporate Card, assuring payment has been received before shipping goods or providing services.


Protect your business from sudden currency fluctuations with international payment methods like Forward Contracts: agreements to buy or sell a certain amount of foreign currency at a fixed rate of exchange at a future date.

International Payment Types

A suite of international payment methods helps businesses send and receive money.

A suite of international payment methods that help businesses send and receive money.

Flexibility to send and receive payments via:

International Payments At A Glance


  • No setup or account maintenance fees
  • No fee for incoming currency payments
  • Competitive fees for outgoing foreign and same currency payments
  • Simple setup procedure with support from world-class American Express customer service

Transfer Times:

  • For outgoing moneytransfers typically 2-4 business days (delivery time depends on currency and country)2


  • Real-time foreign exchange rates - Log in to your account for access to real- time foreign exchange rates (Please note: that real- time rates may not be available outside of business hours)
  • In-depth and flexible reporting services - Processing, reconciliation, transaction history– all in one place.
  • Customer support - Our experienced customer support team is available by phone and email Mon-Fri, 9.00am-5.30pm. No software needed - Our simple and secure online platform is available, anywhere there’s a secure internet connection.
  • File upload - Submit multiple payments in a single upload operation, saving time and reducing manual keying errors
  • Link directly to UK business bank account for settlements
  • Receive confirmations of your transaction via email - Useful if you’re away from the office

Tailored International Payments Solutions for Businesses

American Express provides tailored global payment solutions which can be easily integrated with other ERP systems and accounting software.

For businesses that handle large numbers of international payments, we have a range of integrated global payment solutions. Please call to find out which solution is right for you.

SYNC is our integrated international payment service that provides a simple, automated and secure online solution, which helps your business save time.

More About FX International Payments For Businesses

Benefits of Money Transfers

Send payments directly to your beneficiary’s bank account. It’s fast, secure and simple. You can use your existing UK business bank account. Outgoing money transfers typically reach the recipient’s bank account in 2-4 business days (delivery time depends on currency and country).2

Benefits of Forward Contracts

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.

Send Payments in GBP or Foreign Currency

Depending on the destination of your payment, you may have the option to send Pound Sterling or a foreign currency. Talk to your recipient to find out what kind of payment they want to receive.

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