Amazon Business American Express Card review 2020

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Amazon has joined the business credit card game with two reward-focused cards, including the standard Amazon Business card.

You say: ★★★★★We say: ★★★★★

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 21.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £50 per annum, your representative rate is 32.6% APR (variable).

Earn 1.5 points

per £1 spent with Amazon

Earn 1 point

per £2 spent elsewhere

£25

Welcome giftcard

32.6%

Representative APR

Details

IssuerAmerican Express
NetworkAmex
Annual/monthly fees£50 per annum
Balance transfers21.9%
Balance transfer fee0%
Purchases21.9%
Purchases interest-free periodUp to 56 days
Cash advances27.1%
Min credit limit£500
Max credit limitNot specified
Additional cards available25
IncentiveEarn 1.5% Amazon Rewards on the first £120,000 in purchases each calendar year, 1% thereafter at Amazon.co.uk, Amazon Business UK and Whole Foods Market UK, or 60 day extended payment terms on such purchases. Earn 0.5% Amazon Rewards on all other purchases.

Expert review

Tom Stelzer

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Tom Stelzer is a writer for Finder specialising in personal finance, including loans and credit, as well as small business and business loans. He has previously worked as a freelance writer covering entertainment, culture and football for publications like FourFourTwo and Man of Many. He has a Master of Media Arts and Production and Bachelor of Communications in Journalism from the University of Technology Sydney.

Expert review

With two personal reward cards already available, Amazon has extended its credit range with a pair of business credit cards that let you earn bonus reward points on all Amazon purchases.

Both the Amazon Business card and Amazon Business Prime card offer a choice of Amazon reward points (1.5% and 2% respectively) or extended terms on UK Amazon purchases, and have a purchase rate of 21.9% p.a. There’s also a £50 annual fee, which bumps up the representative APR.

Reward point bonuses also only apply to the first £120,000 you spend each calendar year, and then revert to 1% on any further purchases. You’ll also receive a £25 Amazon gift card when you sign up.

Points can also be earned on any other purchases, and can be redeemed towards Amazon purchases, or taken off your monthly card statement.

As expected, you’ll also get the standard benefits offered by American Express, including global 24/7 customer service, emergency card replacement, and complementary additional cards.

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Flexible reward options on purchases
  • Points can be used on Amazon or taken off monthly statement

Cons

  • £50 annual fee
  • Bonus reward points only apply on Amazon purchases

How does this card compare with other similar cards on the market?

Table: sorted by representative APR, promoted deals first
Data indicated here is updated daily
Name Product Purchases Annual/monthly fees Rewards earn rate Rep. APR Link Incentive Representative example
Amazon Business American Express Card
21.9%
£50 per annum
1.5 points per £1 spent with selected partners
1 point per £2 spent elsewhere
32.6% (variable)
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Earn 1.5% Amazon Rewards on the first £120,000 in purchases each calendar year, 1% thereafter at Amazon.co.uk, Amazon Business UK and Whole Foods Market UK, or 60 day extended payment terms on such purchases. Earn 0.5% Amazon Rewards on all other purchases.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 21.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £50 per annum, your representative rate is 32.6% APR (variable).
Amazon Business Prime American Express Card
21.9%
Year 1 - £0, Year 2 onwards - £50 per annum
2 points per £1 spent with selected partners
1 point per £2 spent elsewhere
32.6% (variable)
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More Info
Earn 2% Amazon Rewards on the first £120,000 in purchases each calendar year, 1% thereafter at Amazon.co.uk, Amazon Business UK and Whole Foods Market UK, or 90 day extended payment terms on such purchases. Earn 0.5% Amazon Rewards on all other purchases.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 21.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of Year 1 - £0, Year 2 onwards - £50 per annum, your representative rate is 32.6% APR (variable).
Capital on Tap Business Credit Card
39.41%
£0
N/A
39.9% (variable)
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More Info
Upgrade to Capital on Tap Business Rewards Card for £99 pa to earn 1 point for every £1 spent. 1 point can be redeemed for either 1 Avios or 1p in cashback. 10,000 bonus points when £5,000 spent in first 3 months. Up to 20 free supplementary cards available.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 39.41% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 39.9% APR (variable).
Capital on Tap Business Rewards Credit Card
39.41%
£99 p.a.
1 point per £1 spent
39.9% (variable)
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More Info
Earn 1 point for every £1 spent. 1 points can be redeemed for either 1 Avios or 1p in cashback. 10,000 bonus points when £5,000 spent in first 3 months. Up to 20 free supplementary cards available.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 39.41% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 39.9% APR (variable).
British Airways American Express Accelerating Business Card
22.2%
£210 per annum
1.5 points per £1 spent
80.3% (variable)
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Earn 1.5 On Business Points for every £1 spent with BA on eligible flights and 1.5 Avios for every eligible £1 spent on credit card. Earn an extra 3,000 On Business Points annually when £20K or more spent by card anniversary.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.2% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £210 per annum, your representative rate is 80.3% APR (variable).
American Express Gold Business Card
N/A (this product is a charge card).
Year 1 - £0, Year 2 onwards - £125
1 point per £1 spent
N/A (this product is a charge card).
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More Info
Earn 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards® points when you spend £3,000 in first 3 months of Card membership. Earn 1 Membership Rewards® point for every £1 spent thereafter.
American Express Platinum Business Card
N/A (this product is a charge card).
£595 p.a.
1 point per £1 spent
N/A (this product is a charge card).
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More Info
Earn 40,000 bonus Membership Rewards® points when you spend £6,000 in first 3 months of Card membership. Earn 1 Membership Rewards® point for every £1 spent thereafter.
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Approval for any credit card will depend on your status. The APR shown represents the interest rate offered to most successful applicants. Depending on your personal circumstances the APR you're offered may be higher, or you may not be offered credit at all. Fees and rates are subject to change without notice. It's always wise to check the terms of any deal before you borrow.

How to apply for the Amazon Business American Express Card

You can apply for an Amazon Business Prime credit card online by following these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Amazon account.
  2. Fill in your business and personal details on the application form.
  3. Review and submit your application.
  4. Wait for approval.

You’ll need to have an Amazon Business account to be eligible for the card, so if you don’t have an existing account, you’ll also need to complete the registration process as part of your application.

The verdict

The Amazon Business credit card is a good option for businesses who do quite a bit of spending on Amazon. With a decent purchase rate, and choice of additional reward points or extended payment terms, there’s a lot of flexibility in what you can get out of the card.

You also have the choice of using your reward points to cover Amazon purchases or taken off your monthly card statement, which can be helpful for businesses looking to improve their cash flow.

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