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Accept our Cards and enjoy the backing of American Express


Sign up by 7 August 2020 and you could benefit from Shop Small® – a campaign promoting local businesses to our Cardmembers, at no extra cost to you1.


Call 0800 339 911 (Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 18:00) or have us contact you to learn more.  




When you accept American Express® Cards, we back you through:


Complimentary marketing to help send high-spending customers2 your way


Competitive and transparent pricing with no set up costs or hidden fees


Speedy payment options – get paid as quickly as one business day3  


Tools and online support to help manage your business 


Best in class solutions to help prevent fraud and disputes

Backing you back to business.

We’re ready to help.


We’re committed to supporting businesses like yours through Shop Small – a nationwide campaign dedicated to supporting thousands of small businesses in the UK, who are the backbone of our community and economy. 

We want to offer you as much support as we can, to get you welcoming customers back in to your business.

From 22 June to 13 September 2020, we’re giving Cardmembers £5 back when they spend £10 or more once, at participating locations, up to 10 times. Funded by us, with no extra cost to you.

Shop Small

Our Cardmembers will receive emails about the offer, and we’ll make it easy for them to find you on our American Express Map5

Don’t miss out on welcoming more customers. Sign up to accept American Express by 7 August to be included1.

Take the guesswork out of your rates


Welcome exceptional customers who:

Spend more


American Express Cardmembers from the UK spend on average 3.2 times more annually compared to other credit and charge cards in the UK2.



Spend often


 American Express Cardmembers from the UK spend on average 2.7 times more frequently compared to other credit and charge cardmembers in the UK2.

Attract potential customers to your business

Competitive rates,

without the guesswork.


As an American Express accepting Merchant, your rates are competitive, transparent and based on your industry and annual account activity. These rates are consistent across all our Credit and Charge Card products to help make acceptance simple5

There are also no extra set up costs or additional monthly fees involved – you only pay when a customer uses their American Express Card.


We added over 270,000 new locations

in the UK in the last two years6. Not one of them? 


Call us at 0800 339 911 (Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 18:00) or have one of our Sales Representatives contact you.


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