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Wire money virtually anywhere in the world.

Special Offers for
American Express®
Business Card Members

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, the American Express Card is not needed to open an FX International Payments account, nor is it required to make a transaction. We will electronically debit the wire transfer amount, including any fees, from your authorized U.S business bank account each time you make a transaction.

With FX International Payments, you can request to receive automated updates on exchange rates during a period of time. With Rate Alert, FX International Payments will send you information by e-mail. This can allow you to capitalize on favorable exchange rates, avoid having to monitor the market constantly and allow you to have more time to manage your business and help decrease your costs.

No, there is no need to set up a separate bank account. We will electronically debit the wire transfer amount you request from your existing U.S business bank account. You may also set-up multiple bank accounts from which we can electronically debit your various wire transfers customized to your business needs.

We offer wires and drafts in foreign currencies, including most exotic currencies. We also offer US dollar wires, and convert foreign currency wires, cash letters, and collection items into US dollar value.

For wire and draft transfers, FX International Payments can automatically send confirmation e-mails to the initiator of the payment and beneficiary. This can save you the hassle of informing your beneficiary or any other parties that a payment has been initiated. Plus, it can give you evidence that the payment has been effected.

You may initiate a transaction over the internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our customer service line is available to assist you at 888-391-9971, Monday through Friday, 24 hours a day (EST).

Most transactions are fulfilled with 24-48 hours.

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FX International Payments is a service of American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. (“American Express”). This service is not available to consumers. To enroll in the service, your business will be required to complete an application which is subject to review and approval by American Express. For a copy of the application, including terms and conditions, call 866-329-5295.

1. FX International Payments incorporates encryption, both for stored data (such as account information) and for payments created and transmitted in real-time. The FX International Payments platform is deployed within American Express’ state of the art data center that features advanced online and offline security and monitoring against internet attacks. FX International Payments implements American Express standards relating to information integrity, transaction security and information security.

2. One (1) Membership Rewards® point will be awarded for every USD $30 your business wires internationally using the FX International Payments ("FXIP") service. The maximum award per transaction is 4,000 points. Not valid for same currency wire transactions (e.g. US Dollar to US Dollar). For a designated Card Member to be eligible to receive Membership Rewards points, your business must first enroll in the FXIP service. Your business must also complete and submit to us a form designating an American Express Card Member who is already enrolled in the individual Membership Rewards program to whom points will be credited. With respect to a company enrolled in the Corporate Membership Rewards program, any earned points will be credited to the relevant Program Administrator Corporate Card linked to the company's Membership Rewards program. If you select a basic personal American Express Card Member or a basic small business American Express Card Member (e.g., OPEN from American Express) to receive the award of Membership Rewards points, please note that the designated Card Member for that personal or small business account is authorized to determine how and when to redeem those points. You agree not to make any claims against American Express with regard to the manner in which the basic Card Member redeems such points. The American Express Card Member you select to receive the award of points, or in the case of Corporate Membership Rewards, the company, must be current and enrolled in the Membership Rewards program at the time the transaction is initiated. FXIP must have a completed registration on file for the Card Member's Card account or company's Program Administrator Card Corporate Card account, and there must be no unpaid FXIP obligations of your business or other violation of or defaults under the FXIP Terms and Conditions at the time of point fulfillment. No points will be awarded retroactively for transactions processed prior to the enrollment of the business in the FXIP service and the processing of the Membership Rewards program registration form. In the event a registered Card is lost, stolen or renewed, you must register the new Card by submitting an updated form to FXIP with the new Card information. Processing of the registration form takes approximately 2-4 weeks. To obtain a registration form, call 1-888-391-9971. Points will be credited to the Card Member's Membership Rewards program account or Corporate Membership Rewards account, if applicable, within 10-12 weeks after the eligible transaction is completed. Membership Rewards points that are awarded for transactions with FXIP are subject to the terms and conditions of the Membership Rewards program, including rules regarding forfeiture of Membership Rewards points. Note that the rewards available in the Membership Rewards program vary depending on the type of American Express Card enrolled in Membership Rewards. The value of Membership Rewards points varies according to how you choose to use them. To learn more, go to www.membershiprewards.com/pointsinfo. Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice. See membershiprewards.com/terms or call 1-800-AXP-EARN (297-3276) for more information. A company that is enrolled in Corporate Membership Rewards, and points earned under that program, are subject to the terms of the Corporate Membership Rewards program (see membershiprewards.com/CorporateTnC). Transactions by university or financial institution clients are not eligible for this offer. FXIP reserves the right to change, limit, modify or cancel this offer at any time. Bonus ID A9PE

If American Express determines the Membership Rewards points constitute a reportable payment, the value of the points will be reported to the Card Member and the Internal Revenue Service on IRS Form 1099-MISC. The value of the points may be taxable income to the Card Member and the Card Member would be responsible for any federal or state taxes resulting from the points.

3. American Express makes money from currency exchange.

4. If an OPEN Card Member applies for the FX International Payments service and is approved by American Express, American Express will waive its transaction fee on foreign currency wire payments for 6 months, and charge a transaction fee of $10 after the six month waiver period ends. This reduced fee may be discontinued by American Express at any time or in the event you cease to be an American Express OPEN Card Member. Wire payments in the same currency (e.g., USD to USD) are not eligible for this offer. There is no minimum number of transactions in order to qualify for this offer, but a minimum transaction size may apply, depending on the type of currency of the wire payment. In some countries, the receiving bank may assess its own transaction fees on your wire payment. You recognize that, even if American Express does not charge you a transaction fee on your foreign currency wire payment, American Express may earn revenue from the foreign exchange transaction. Other fees may apply to products and services other than foreign currency wire payments.

5. If an OPEN Business Platinum Card Member applies for the FX International Payments service and is approved by American Express, American Express will waive its transaction fee on foreign currency wire payments. This waiver may be discontinued by American Express at any time or in the event you cease to be an American Express OPEN Business Platinum Card Member. Wire payments in the same currency (e.g., USD to USD) are not eligible for this waiver. There is no minimum number of transactions in order to qualify for this waiver, but a minimum transaction size may apply, depending on the currency of the transaction. In some countries, the receiving bank may assess its own transaction fees on your wire payment. You recognize that, even if American Express does not charge you a transaction fee on your foreign currency wire payment, American Express may earn revenue from the foreign exchange transaction. Other fees may apply to products and services other than foreign currency wire payments.

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