American Express Platinum Business Card review 2020

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A business charge card designed for companies with frequent overseas travel… and did we mention it’s made of metal?

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Up to 54 days

Interest-free each billing period

Earn 1 point

per £1 spent

Up to 40,000 points

Intro bonus

Details

NetworkAmex
Annual/monthly fees£595 p.a.
PurchasesN/A (this product is a charge card).
Purchases interest-free periodUp to 54 days
Max credit limitNot specified
Additional cards availableAdd up to 1 complimentary supplementary Platinum Business Charge Card (thereafter an annual fee applies to each), and up to 98 complimentary supplementary Gold Business Charge Cards.
IncentiveEarn 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.
Lounge accessUnlocks access to more than 1200 airport lounges across 130+ countries, including The Centurion Lounges and membership of PriorityPass.

Expert review

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Expert review

If your business has an irregular income or irregular outgoings (what business doesn’t?), then a business charge card can boost your spending power and offer stability.

With a charge card, you’re expected to pay your balance in full every month. But provided you do that, with this card you’ll be able to take advantage of up to 54 days of 0% interest on purchases (although there are fees to pay if you fail to clear your balance) each billing cycle. 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.

Some of the key benefits of this card include airport lounge access, Hilton Honors Gold Status, a concierge service, comprehensive worldwide travel insurance (subject to enrolment) for trips of up to 120 days and the opportunity to earn Membership Rewards points as you spend (with a generous bonus on sign-up, subject to a minimum spend).

The option of additional cards enables you to extend benefits to colleagues and employees and easily keep track of business expenses. You’ll be able to request one additional card for free, and thereafter each incurs an annual fee.

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Up to 54 days to spread the cost of purchases (provided you pay off your balance in full each month)
  • Customers report excellent customer service when dealing with American Express
  • Earn points on day-to-day spending
  • Up to 40,000 points introductory bonus
  • Airport lounge access

Cons

  • Annual fee
  • Applicants with low credit scores are unlikely to be eligible

How does this deal compare?

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Name Product Purchases Annual/monthly fees Credit limits Rep. APR Incentive Link
American Express Platinum Business Card
N/A (this product is a charge card).
£595 p.a.
Min. limit not specified, max. limit not specified.
N/A (this product is a charge card).
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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American Express Gold Business Card
N/A (this product is a charge card).
Year 1 - £0, Year 2 onwards - £125
Min. limit not specified, max. limit not specified.
N/A (this product is a charge card).
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.
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Amazon Business Prime American Express Card
21.9%
Year 1 - £0, Year 2 onwards - £50 per annum
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
32.6% (variable)
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).
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Amazon Business American Express Card
21.9%
£50 per annum
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
32.6% (variable)
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).
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British Airways American Express Accelerating Business Card
22.2%
£210 per annum
Min. limit £1,000, max. limit not specified.
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).
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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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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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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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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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More Info
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.
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How to apply

If you’ve compared cards and want to apply, completing the secure online application form takes about 15 minutes. Before you apply, check that your company meets the eligibility requirements and have the information and documents you’ll need to make the process as straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to use the American Express Platinum Business Card abroad?

Non-sterling transactions are subject to a 2.99% charge. For example, if you spend 200 euros (£179.15), it'll cost you around £5.36.

Can I get additional American Express Platinum Business Cards for my team?

Yes. American Express doesn't specify a maximum number of cards you can request. There's no fee for additional cards. Plus, with additional cards, you could earn points at a faster rate.

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