American Express Gold Business Card review July 2020

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A charge card designed to make day-to-day business more rewarding.

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Up to 20,000 points

Intro bonus

Earn 1 point

per £1 spent

Up to 54 days

Interest-free each billing period

Details

NetworkAmex
Annual/monthly feesYear 1 - £0, Year 2 onwards - £125
PurchasesN/A (this product is a charge card).
Purchases interest-free periodUp to 54 days
Max credit limitNot specified
Additional cards available99
IncentiveEarn 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards® points when you spend £3,000 in first 6 months of Card membership. Earn 1 Membership Rewards® point for every £1 spent thereafter.

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Expert review

If, like most SMEs, your business has a fairly irregular cash flow, then a business charge card can boost your spending power and offer some stability.

With a charge card, you’re expected to pay your balance in full every month. Provided you do that, with this card you’ll be able to take advantage of up to 54 days of 0% interest on purchases each billing cycle (although there are fees to pay if you fail to clear your balance). The benefits of charge cards include flexibility with payments (purchases at the start of the billing cycle are paid for at the end of the billing cycle) and, in many cases, rewards on your spending.

The primary benefits of this card include travel accident insurance up to £250,000 (subject to enrolment and provided you use your Gold Business Card to book your travel tickets) and the opportunity to earn Membership Rewards points as you spend (you’ll also enjoy a hefty bonus on sign-up).

The option of additional cards enables you to extend benefits to colleagues and employees and easily keep track of business expenses. What’s more, unlike some of its competitors, American Express won’t charge you extra for additional cards.

How does this deal compare?

Table: sorted by interest rate on purchases.
Data indicated here is updated daily
Name Product Purchases Annual/monthly fees Rewards earn rate Rep. APR Link Incentive Representative example
Capital on Tap Business Credit Card
22.9%
£0
N/A
22.9% (variable)
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 39.9% (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)
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 39.9% (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)
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).
Earn 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards® points when you spend £3,000 in first 6 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).
Earn 18,000 Membership Rewards points for each approved referred friend.
Metro Bank Business Credit Card Mastercard
14.9%
£0
N/A
14.9% (variable)
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 14.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 14.9% APR (variable).
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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 American Express Gold Business Card

If you want to get an Amex Gold Business credit card, you can apply by clicking “Go to site” at the top of this page. Before you apply, check that your company meets the eligibility requirements. The application process should only take a couple of minutes, but you’ll need to provide certain personal and business information.

Frequently asked questions

How many cards can I get for my business?
You can have up to 99 additional charge cards on the one account, which can be used by your employees.
What’s the difference between a charge card and a credit card?
A charge card is similar to a credit card, but has no set spending limit. You can generally spend whatever you want, but will need to pay off your entire balance each month to avoid heavy fees. Most charge cards also require you to pay an annual fee.
What happens if I don’t pay off my balance?
If you fail to pay off your balance, you’ll likely be charged a late fee and may even lose your card.
What is the spending limit?
There’s no set spending limit on the Amex Gold Business card.

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