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Accept our Cards and enjoy the backing of American Express®


Sign up to accept American Express Cards  and your business could be eligible for future Shop Small® promotions at no cost to you1


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




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


Complimentary marketing to help send high-spending customersyour 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.


Now more than ever, we’re bringing communities together in support of small businesses.


By accepting American Express, you could be a part of future Shop Small1 campaigns dedicated to promoting local businesses to our Cardmembers and incentivising them to spend with you. This is funded entirely by us, there is no cost to you. 


Your business could be promoted to Cardmembers via the American Express Mapand targeted emails, making it easy for them to find you. New merchants will also receive free Shop Small branded signage.


Unfortunately, only businesses with a physical location, like a shop, are eligible to be part of Shop Small. Other eligibility criteria applies.1

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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