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Enjoy faster payments with contactless


Contactless is the quick, secure and safer way to pay for anything up to £100* in a single transaction with your American Express® Card. Simply hold your Card close to the reader, wait for the beep and you're done. Plus, you'll continue to enjoy the same great fraud protection, best-in-class service and Cardmember rewards.

*Contactless payment limits subject to retailers, effective 15th October 2021. Please check in-store for more details.


How to use your contactless Card

Check your Card has the

contactless symbol 

Step 2

Check the shop or the Card

reader displays the contactless logo

Step 3

Hold your Card close to the

reader and wait for the beep – it’s as

simple as that


Contactless Security

Security Card

Secure transactions


Contactless payments use the same security
as Chip & PIN, using dynamic and unique encryption keys which protect
effectively against counterfeiting.

Intelligent security

Intelligent Security


Our teams of fraud protection experts use constantly evolving and
sophisticated technology to analyse your spending patterns and
will notify you if there is any unsual activity on your Account.

You're also covered by our Fraud Protection Guarantee as well as 24/7 customer support, so if you're ever
concerned about your Card security, just contact us.

where can i use contactless



Where can you use American Express



Enjoy the freedom to pay at thousands of retailers wherever you see the

American Express and contactless logo.

Frequently Asked Questions


To find out more about contactless, click here.




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Mobile Payments


Already using contactless? Make life even easier with mobile payments.

Add your American Express Card to your mobile wallet and enjoy secure, no-touch payments, for purchases up to & above £45. 



Helping us keep your Account secure


Ensure your contact details are up to date and turn on push notifications via the American Express® App - so we can reach you if we notice something is wrong.


Freeze Card

If you misplace your Card, you can temporarily freeze it on the Amex App.


If your Card is lost or stolen, you can order a replacement through your Online Services Account or call us for assistance.

Targeted by Fraud

If you think you have been targeted by fraud - learn how to report a fraud here.


Related Pages

Purchase Protection**

What you buy matters to you, so it matters to us. Your American Express Card purchases are covered safely for up to 90 days**, protecting you against loss, theft or damage.

**Terms, conditions and exclusions apply. Subject to enrolment, to learn more visit here.

Fraud Alerts

We stay alert so you can relax. Our intelligent security systems monitor your Account, and if we spot anything unusual like suspicious spending patterns, we’ll notify you immediately.

Travelling Abroad

Whether you’re venturing to Aberdeen or Australia, you can continue using your American Express Card and still enjoy best-in-class servicing and 24/7 support.