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What is contactless?

Whether you’re buying coffee, a sandwich or even a train ticket, contactless is the quick, easy and secure way to make payments up to £30 with your American Express Card. Simply touch your Card on the reader, wait for the beep and you’re done. What’s more, with Amex Pay and Apple Pay™, you can even pay with your phone.

Accepted far and wide

You can use your Card at any reader that displays our contactless symbols and there are thousands of stores across the country that accept American Express contactless payments, including:

American Express®
with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is a way to pay in-store with an iPhone 6, 6S, 7 or Apple Watch, and the exciting news is you can use it with your eligible American Express Card.

Amex App

With the Amex App, you can easily manage your Account, view your pending and past transactions and access the latest Amex Offers, all through your mobile device.

Shop Confidently

Contactless is just as secure as Chip and PIN, and you are still protected by the same fraud protection and other guarantees.

Not a Cardmember yet?

From exclusive travel benefits to shopping and dining offers, or from earning points on purchases to cashback, American Express has a Card to suit all preferences, each with great benefits and world class service. Browse the full range and find the perfect match for you.