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Earn Avios with our British Airways American Express Credit Cards

Earn Avios with our British Airways American Express Credit Cards

Get all the convenience and security of an American Express Credit Card while accumulating Avios. So if you're looking for a credit card that can really take you places, you've found it.

Why choose an American Express Credit Card that earns Avios?

With our British Airways American Express® Credit Card and our British Airways American Express® Premium Plus Card, you can accumulate Avios on your purchase. What's more, you can earn bonus Avios in the first three months of becoming a Cardmember. In addition to this, apply for a complimentary Supplementary Card for a family member or friend, and you can also earn Avios on their spend too.

You'll also enjoy automatic enrolment into the British Airways Executive Club for a wealth of additional benefits.

Every Cardmember enjoys American Express Invites®, which reserves tickets to some of the hottest shows in town exclusively for our Cardmembers. Whether your passion is music, film, dining or theatre, we can get you closer to the action.


Our British Airways American Express Credit Cards

British Airways American Express® Premium Plus

25,000 bonus Avios welcome offer Representative 76.0% APR variable
  • Companion Voucher each year when you spend £10,000
  • Automatic enrolment to the British Airways Executive Club
  • Travel and shopping protection
Terms and Conditions

British Airways American Express® Credit Card

5,000 bonus Avios welcome offer Representative 22.9% APR variable
  • Companion Voucher when you spend £20,000 per anniversary year
  • Automatic Enrolment to the British Airways Executive Club
  • Travel and shopping protection
Terms and Conditions

Key benefits at a glance

With Credit Cards which earn Avios, you can also look forward to:
  • A valuable welcome bonus
  • Purchase protection
  • Travel Accident cover
  • Travel Inconvenience cover (BA Premium Plus Card only)
  • 24/7 customer service

24/7 Customer Service

Whenever you need us, wherever you are, our Customer Care Professional are available 24/7 by phone, text, email or mail. And instead of passing you from one person to another, the first person to answer your call will do their best to see it through until it's resolved.

Our Global Assist® team is on hand 24/7 to provide help and support when you travel outside the UK, in your own language.

Card security and protection

All American Express Cards feature Chip and PIN technology and all transactions are processed through our own secure system to minimise the risk of fraud, whether you use your Card at home or abroad.

Our early detection systems monitor potentially fraudulent activity, and our Fraud Protection Guarantee means that in the unlikely event you are a victim of credit card fraud, and you have taken reasonable care with your Card, you won't be held responsible for any costs linked to the fraudulent activity.

And if things should go wrong, we'll soon put them right. Our Credit Cards offer Refund Protection and Purchase Protection on eligible items bought in the UK on your Card for up to 90 days.

So if you bought an eligible item on your Card and it's stolen or damaged within 90 days, we'll replace or repair it, or issue a refund.

Accepted around the world

Wherever your travels take you, you can take your Credit Card. Better still, you'll continue to accumulate Avios which can go towards your next trip.

Your spend abroad is converted to pounds sterling as soon as we process the transaction, based on the American Express exchange rate which is set daily.

If your transaction is in US dollars, the amount will be converted directly to pounds sterling.

If it's in another currency, it's converted to US dollars and then to pounds sterling.

Manage your Account online or on your mobile

We put you in control when it comes to managing your Account. Register online and you can view and manage your account anytime of the day or night, either online or on your mobile.

View your current balance, have updates sent to your phone, pay your bills easily, and manage your contact preferences.



Before you apply, use the following checklist to see if you meet our standard eligibility criteria

  • I am aged 18 or over
  • I have a current UK bank or building society account
  • I have a permanent UK home address
  • And if self-employed, I have been working for more than one year
  • I have no history of bad debt

Some Cards may have additional specific eligibility criteria and you will be asked to provide employment, income and bank account information in order to submit your application.

Once you have found the Card that best suits you, read the important information, then hit the 'Apply now' button on the page to begin the application process. At this point, you can choose optional additional benefits and also decide how you'd like your name to appear on your Credit Card.

Your application takes less than 10 minutes and you can get a response in 60 seconds.

Find out if you're eligible with our Eligibility Checker

  • Only takes a couple of minutes to complete
  • Will not impact your credit rating
  • Allows you to apply with confidence

Frequent Flyer Cards

Enjoy points for flights.
With the ability to earn Frequent Flyer points or Avios points on practically every purchase and often additional travel benefits like lounge access, complimentary travel protection and 24/7 global Card support.

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Our simple Credit and Charge Card Guides are a great place to start.

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Find a type of card to suit your needs

Explore our range of Cards, you're bound to find something to suits your needs and lifestyle.

5% cashback will be payable to you by us on all your purchases made in the first three months up to £125. Introductory offers are not available if you currently hold or have held any other Platinum Cashback American Express Cards in the past six months. Any cashback from introductory offers will be credited to your Account in your card anniversary month. Your Card anniversary month is the one month period each year following the date on which your Account was opened. Cashback is not earned on Balance Transfers, Cash Advances, American Express Travellers' Cheques, Foreign Exchange transactions, interest, any spending in excess of your credit limit, charges for returned payments, late payment or referral charges and American Express Credit Card finance charges. You will earn cashback at the rate of 0.5% cashback at warehouse retailers in the United Kingdom. You can find out which retailers we treat as warehouse retailers by checking the FAQ section of our website (

Terms and Conditions apply. Please see the Insurance Terms and Conditions for full details. Please read this to understand the limits and exclusions that may apply.