American Express Rewards Purchases Credit Card review

American Express Rewards Purchases Credit Card
American Express Rewards Purchases Credit Card
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Spread the cost of an upcoming expenditure and earn Membership Reward points with the American Express Rewards Purchases Credit Card.

Here’s everything you need to know about the American Express Rewards Purchases Credit Card – from loyalty earn rates through to eligibility, APR and fees. And if you’re still not sure if it’s the right card for you, you can compare similar cards from other providers.

Key details

IssuerAmerican Express
NetworkAmex
Annual/monthly fees£0
Loyalty schemePoints
IncentiveEarn 1 Membership Rewards® point for every £1 spent.
Additional Rewards InfoRefund Protection (90 days to return, receive max £200 per item, max £750 per annum). Global Assist - 24/7 help available when travelling outside the UK. Access to tickets for must-see music, theatre and film events, often before they go on sale to the general public with American Express Invites. Eligible for American Express Connect where cardmembers can choose offers from selected retailers to obtain discounts or cashback.
Purchases0% for 18 months reverting to 22.9%
Purchases interest-free period (days)56
Annual/monthly fees£0
Foreign usage charge (EU)2.99%
Foreign usage charge (rest of world)2.99%
Cash advance fee3% (min. £3)
Late payment fee£12
Duplicate statement fee£2
Exceeding limit fee£12
Additional card fee£0
Replacement card fee£0
Dormancy fee£0
Minimum Age18
ResidencyUK resident and has a UK bank or building society account.
AvailabilityAvailable to new customers
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 22.9% APR (variable).

Comparison of rewards credit cards

Comparison ordered by representative APR with affiliated products shown first.
Updated April 19th, 2019
Name Product Purchases Annual/monthly fees Credit limits Rep. APR Incentive Representative example
9.9%
£0
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
9.9%
Earn 2,500 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend £1,000 in your first 3 months, and 1 point for virtually every £1 spent thereafter.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 9.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 9.9% APR (variable).
0% for 6 months reverting to 19.9%
£0
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
19.9%
Double points on spend in M&S for first 12 months (2 points per £1). Then earn 1 point for every £1 spent at Marks and Spencer's and 1 point or every £5 spent elsewhere. 100 points = £1 reward voucher. Points will be converted into reward vouchers 4 times a year.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
0% for 20 months reverting to 19.9%
£0
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
19.9%
Earn 1 point for every £1 spent at Marks and Spencer's and 1 point for every £5 spent elsewhere. 100 points = £1 reward voucher. Points will be converted into reward vouchers 4 times a year.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
19.9%
£0
Min. limit £100, max. limit not specified.
19.9%
Earn Asda vouchers every time you shop - 1% cashback on all Asda spend, 0.2% on all other transactions and 10% on selected insurance products. Once £2.5 is earnt a voucher can be downloaded to spend in Asda stores.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
0% for 18 months reverting to 22.9%
£0
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
22.9%
Earn 1 Membership Rewards® point for every £1 spent.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 22.9% APR (variable).
22.9%
£0
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
22.9%
Earn 5,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend £2,000 in your first 3 months, and 1 point for virtually every £1 spent thereafter.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 22.9% APR (variable).
22.9%
£0
Min. limit £700, max. limit not specified.
22.9%
5,000 Avios when you spend £1,000 within 3 months of account opening. Earn 1 Avios for virtually every £1 spent. Spend £20K in 12 months and get 2 for 1 travel when redeeming Avios for a BA reward flight. Earn up to 90,000 bonus Avios points per calendar year, 4,000 points per friend/family member that successfully applies for an American Express card (Excl. Basic card) and uses the Referral Programme.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 22.9% APR (variable).
22.9%
£0
Min. limit £700, max. limit not specified.
22.9%
Earn up to £150 additional bonus cashback per calendar year. £20 per friend/family member that successfully applies for an American Express card (Excl. Basic card) and uses Referral Programme. The cashback rebate is not payable in respect of any month in which the minimum payment is not received by the due date.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 22.9% APR (variable).
27.542%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit £1,500.
27.5%
Collect 1 Tesco Clubcard point per £4 spent (£4 minimum) in Tesco and 1 Clubcard point per £8 spent (£8 minimum) outside Tesco in each purchase transaction.  Must have available credit to collect Clubcard points. Clubcard points are turned into Clubcard vouchers every 3 months or sooner using Faster Vouchers. Clubcard vouchers can be used in Tesco or with Clubcard Reward Partners to get even more value on dining out, hotel stays and travel.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 27.542% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 27.5% APR (variable).
22.9%
Year 1 - £0, Year 2 onwards - £25 per annum
Min. limit £700, max. limit not specified.
28.2%
20,000 Nectar points when you spend £2K within 3 months of account opening. Earn up to 4 Nectar points for virtually every £1 spent at Nectar partners, and 2 Nectar points for virtually every £1 spent elsewhere.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of Year 1 - £0, Year 2 onwards - £25 per annum, your representative rate is 28.2% APR (variable).
22.9%
£25 per annum
Min. limit £700, max. limit not specified.
28.2%
£30 per friend/family member that successfully applies for an American Express card (Excl. Basic card) and uses Referral Programme (maximum £150 per annum). The cashback rebate is not payable in respect of any month in which the minimum payment is not received by the due date.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £25 per annum, your representative rate is 28.2% APR (variable).
34.9%
£0
Min. limit £100, max. limit £600.
34.9%
Earn Asda vouchers every time you shop - 1% cashback on all Asda spend, 0.2% on all other transactions. Once £2.5 is earnt a voucher can be downloaded to spend in Asda stores.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 34.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 34.9% APR (variable).
22.9%
£75 per annum
Min. limit £700, max. limit not specified.
39.7%
Earn 30,000 points when you spend £1K within 3 months of account opening. Earn 3 points for virtually every £1 spent. Earn 6 points for every £1 of eligible purchases at participating SPG & Marriott Rewards hotels, until 31.12.219.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £75 per annum, your representative rate is 39.7% APR (variable).
22.9%
Year 1 - £0, Year 2 onwards - £140 per annum
Min. limit £700, max. limit not specified.
57.6%
Earn 1 point for virtually every £1 spent. 2 points per £1 spent directly with airlines or in a foreign currency or 3 points for every £1 spent through American Express Travel. Earn 10,000 bonus points when you spend £3,000 in your first 3 months. Spend £15,000 or more during the year and earn 10,000 bonus points each year the card is renewed. Earn 6,000 points per friend/family member that successfully applies for the card or 12,000 points if they spend £3,000 in their first 3 months. Two complimentary lounge visits per year, available at over 500 airport lounges worldwide.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of Year 1 - £0, Year 2 onwards - £140 per annum, your representative rate is 57.6% APR (variable).
22.9%
£195 per annum
Min. limit £700, max. limit not specified.
76%
25,000 Avios when you spend £3K within 3 months of account opening. Earn 3 Avios for virtually every £1 spent directly with BA, and 1.5 Avios for virtually every £1 spent everywhere else. Spend £10K in 12 months to redeem the Avios for a companion ticket on a BA flight. Earn up to 90,000 bonus Avios points per calendar year, 9,000 points per friends/family that uses Referral Programme and successfully apply for an American Express card (Excl. Basic card).
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £195 per annum, your representative rate is 76% APR (variable).
N/A (this product is a charge card).
£450 per annum
Min. limit not specified, max. limit not specified.
N/A (this product is a charge card).
Earn 30,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend £2,000 in your first 3 months, and 1 point for virtually every £1 spent thereafter. Earn 12,000 points per friend/family member that successfully applies for the card or 35,000 points if they spend £2,000 in their first 3 months.
0% for 1 months reverting to 5.94%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit not specified.
5.9%
1 point per £4 spent (£4 minimum) in Tesco and 1 point per £8 spent (£8 minimum) outside Tesco. Must have available credit to earn points. Points are converted to Tesco vouchers or can be exchanged for Partner rewards to receive money off a variety of restaurants, entertainment or Avios points.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 5.94% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 5.9% APR (variable).
16.9%
£0
Min. limit £200, max. limit not specified.
16.9%
Co-operative members can earn 100 membership points a year.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 16.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 16.9% APR (variable).
0% for 12 months reverting to 17.9%
£0
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
17.9%
Customers will be able to earn commission-free purchases abroad by using their Credit Card each time they make a purchase in Sterling. The calculation will be based on a 5:1 ratio - for example, £5 spent in Sterling will earn an allowance of £1 commission free-purchases abroad. Purchases abroad beyond the earned amount will be charged 2% commission.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 17.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 17.9% APR (variable).
0% for 3 months reverting to 17.9%
£0
Min. limit £100, max. limit not specified.
17.9%
Earn 1 Maximiles point for every £1 spent. 5000 bonus points when you make your first card purchase.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 17.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 17.9% APR (variable).
18.3%
£0
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
18.3%
1p earned for every £2 spent in The Co-operative Food and Department stores (excluding in-store concessions) and 1p earned for every £3.33 spent anywhere else. Cashback will be added to your share of the Group profits and this will be paid to you twice a year.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.3% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.3% APR (variable).
0% for 9 months reverting to 18.9%
£0
Min. limit £1,500, max. limit not specified.
18.9%
A selection of rewards from a range of partners. Earn 1 point for every £1 spent within the UK and earn 2 points for every £1 spent outside the UK. Points can be redeemed for shopping vouchers and frequent flyer miles.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
0% for 9 months reverting to 18.9%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit not specified.
18.9%
Earn 1 point for every £1 spent in store or online at John Lewis, Waitrose and John Lewis Insurance. Earn 1 Point for every £2 spent elsewhere. Vouchers issued once customer reaches 500 points in Feb, Jun or Oct when vouchers are automatically issued to customers. Every 500 points is worth £5.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
18.9%
£0
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
18.9%
Options 2 & 3 are also available & customers can switch between the options even if the outstanding balance is not cleared in full each month.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
18.9%
£0
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
18.9%
Earn cash back on all purchases over £1 worldwide.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
18.9%
£0
Min. limit £100, max. limit not specified.
18.9%
1 IHG Rewards Club point for every £1 spent in the UK.
2 IHG Rewards Club points for every £1 spent at any IHG location in the UK.
2 IHG Rewards Club points for every £1 spent abroad.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
17.1%
£10 per annum
Min. limit £250, max. limit £10,000.
19%
Earn 10 points per £1 spent on card; points can be redeemed for selected gifts or card annual fee waiver.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 17.1% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £10 per annum, your representative rate is 19% APR (variable).
0% for 3 months reverting to 19.94%
£0
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
19.9%
Earn points towards your next holiday every time you spend. Earn 1 point per £1 when spending on Tui/First Choice. Earn 1 point per £2 for spend elsewhere. For every 100 points you get £1 to redeem
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.94% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
0% for 26 months reverting to 19.944%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit not specified.
19.9%
1 point per £4 spent (£4 minimum) in Tesco and 1 point per £8 spent (£8 minimum) outside Tesco. Must have available credit to earn points. Points are converted to Tesco vouchers or can be exchanged for Partner rewards to receive money off a variety of restaurants, entertainment or Avios points.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.944% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
0% for 3 months reverting to 19.944%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit not specified.
19.9%
1 point per £4 spent (£4 minimum) in Tesco and 1 point per £8 spent (£8 minimum) outside Tesco. Must have available credit to earn points. Points are converted to Tesco vouchers or can be exchanged for Partner rewards to receive money off a variety of restaurants, entertainment or Avios points.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.944% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
0% for 3 months reverting to 19.95%
£0
Min. limit not specified, max. limit not specified.
19.9%
Earn 750 bonus Nectar points each time £35 or more spent on Sainsbury's shopping, up to ten times in your first 2 months, up to a total of 7,500 points, offer available for new customers. Earn 2 Nectar points per £1 spent on Sainsbury's shopping and fuel. Earn 1 Nectar point for every £5 spent elsewhere.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
0% for 3 months reverting to 19.944%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit not specified.
19.9%
1 point per £4 spent (£4 minimum) in Tesco and 1 point per £8 spent (£8 minimum) outside Tesco. Must have available credit to earn points. Points are converted to Tesco vouchers or can be exchanged for Partner rewards to receive money off a variety of restaurants, entertainment or Avios points.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.944% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
0% for 15 months reverting to 19.944%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit not specified.
19.9%
1 point per £4 spent (£4 minimum) in Tesco and 1 point per £8 spent (£8 minimum) outside Tesco. Must have available credit to earn points. Points are converted to Tesco vouchers or can be exchanged for Partner rewards to receive money off a variety of restaurants, entertainment or Avios points.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.944% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
0% for 12 months reverting to 19.944%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit not specified.
19.9%
1 point per £4 spent (£4 minimum) in Tesco and 1 point per £8 spent (£8 minimum) outside Tesco. Must have available credit to earn points. Points are converted to Tesco vouchers or can be exchanged for Partner rewards to receive money off a variety of restaurants, entertainment or Avios points.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.944% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
19.944%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit not specified.
19.9%
1 point per £4 spent (£4 minimum) in Tesco and 1 point per £8 spent (£8 minimum) outside Tesco. Must have available credit to earn points. Points are converted to Tesco vouchers or can be exchanged for Partner rewards to receive money off a variety of restaurants, entertainment or Avios points.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.944% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
12.7%
£40 per annum
Min. limit £250, max. limit £10,000.
20.1%
Earn 10 points per £1 spent on card; points can be redeemed for selected gifts or card annual fee waiver.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 12.7% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £40 per annum, your representative rate is 20.1% APR (variable).
0% for 28 months reverting to 20.95%
£0
Min. limit not specified, max. limit not specified.
20.9%
Earn 750 bonus Nectar points each time £35 or more spent on Sainsbury's shopping, up to ten times in your first 2 months, up to a total of 7,500 points, offer available for new customers. Earn 2 Nectar points per £1 spent on Sainsbury's shopping and fuel. Earn 1 Nectar point for every £5 spent elsewhere.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 20.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 20.9% APR (variable).
0% for 3 months reverting to 20.95%
£0
Min. limit not specified, max. limit not specified.
20.9%
Earn 750 bonus Nectar points each time £35 or more spent on Sainsbury's shopping, up to ten times in your first 2 months, up to a total of 7,500 points, offer available for new customers. Earn 2 Nectar points per £1 spent on Sainsbury's shopping and fuel. Earn 1 Nectar point for every £5 spent elsewhere.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 20.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 20.9% APR (variable).
0% for 27 months reverting to 20.95%
£0
Min. limit not specified, max. limit not specified.
20.9%
Earn 750 bonus Nectar points each time £35 or more spent on Sainsbury's shopping, up to ten times in your first 2 months, up to a total of 7,500 points, offer available for new customers. Earn 2 Nectar points per £1 spent on Sainsbury's shopping and fuel. Earn 1 Nectar point for every £5 spent elsewhere.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 20.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 20.9% APR (variable).
0% for 26 months reverting to 15.9%
£3 per month
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
21.7%
Free access to preferential rates, exclusive offers and discounts at 123 World.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 15.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £3 per month, your representative rate is 21.7% APR (variable).
0% for 3 months reverting to 21.94%
£0
Min. limit £1,000, max. limit not specified.
21.9%
Earn 2 privilege points for every £1 spent at Laura Ashley, and 1 privilege point for every £2 spent elsewhere. 500 points equals a £5 voucher which is issued quarterly.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 21.94% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 21.9% APR (variable).
0% for 3 months reverting to 21.94%
£0
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
21.9%
Earn 1.5 Amazon reward points per £2 spent at Amazon.co.uk. Earn 1 Amazon reward point per £2 spent elsewhere. Whenever your Amazon reward points reach 1,000 a £10 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card will be automatically linked to your Amazon.co.uk account. For Amazon Prime members - earn 3 Amazon reward points per £2 spent at Amazon.co.uk and earn 1 Amazon Reward point per £2 spent elsewhere.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 21.94% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 21.9% APR (variable).
21.9%
£0
Min. limit £50, max. limit not specified.
21.9%
No non-sterling transaction fees on foreign spend and ATM withdrawal until 31.8.23.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 21.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 21.9% APR (variable).
22.9%
£0
Min. limit not specified, max. limit not specified.
22.9%
Earn 5,000 bonus miles with your first card purchase made within 90 days of account opening. Earn 0.75 Flying Club miles for every £1 spend. Spend £20K a year on your card and choose an extra benefit - an upgrade to premium, or a Companion ticket. Double miles when you spend directly with Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays through the contact centre and online.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 22.9% APR (variable).
0% for 6 months reverting to 22.9%
£0
Min. limit £700, max. limit not specified.
22.9%
Earn 3% cashback on virtually all restaurant dining, 2% on nearly all travel bookings, and 1% virtually everywhere else. Cashback paid as a yearly Costo voucher.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 22.9% APR (variable).
18.9%
£24 per annum. Reward or Reward Black Current Account holders: £0 per annum
Min. limit £300, max. limit not specified.
23.7%
1% Rewards earned on supermarket spend and 0.5% at their petrol stations, at least 1% Rewards earned at MyRewards retailers and 0.5% everywhere else when shopping at home and abroad. 5 Rewards is £5 when redeemed. Rewards can be converted into money and transferred to a current account, exchanged for gift cards or tickets with some retailers doubling their value or converted into money and donated to one of the RBS Group chosen charities.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £24 per annum. Reward or Reward Black Current Account holders: £0 per annum, your representative rate is 23.7% APR (variable).
18.9%
£24 per annum. Reward or Reward Black Current Account holders: £0 per annum
Min. limit £300, max. limit not specified.
23.7%
1% Rewards earned on supermarket spend and 0.5% at their petrol stations, at least 1% Rewards earned at MyRewards retailers and 0.5% everywhere else when shopping at home and abroad. 5 Rewards is £5 when redeemed. Rewards can be converted into money and transferred to a current account, exchanged for gift cards or tickets with some retailers doubling their value or converted into money and donated to one of the RBS Group chosen charities.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £24 per annum. Reward or Reward Black Current Account holders: £0 per annum, your representative rate is 23.7% APR (variable).
24.94%
£0
Min. limit £500, max. limit not specified.
24.9%
Earn 3 points for every £1 spent at Debenhams, and 1 point for every £2 spent elsewhere. 500 points equals a £5 voucher which is issued quarterly.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 24.94% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 24.9% APR (variable).
19.9%
£3 per month
Min. limit £100, max. limit not specified.
26.2%
Earn Asda vouchers every time you shop - 2% cashback on all Asda spend, 0.2% on all other transactions and 10% on selected insurance products. Once £2.5 is earnt a voucher can be downloaded to spend in Asda stores.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £3 per month, your representative rate is 26.2% APR (variable).
29.95%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit not specified.
29.9%
Earn 2 points for every £1 spent at Dorothy Perkins and at Arcadia Group stores and online, and 1 point for every £1 spent elsewhere. 500 points equals a £5 voucher which is issued quarterly. Bonus treat in birthday month.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 29.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 29.9% APR (variable).
29.95%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit not specified.
29.9%
Earn 2 points for every £1 spent at Evans and at Arcadia Group stores and online, and 1 point for every £1 spent elsewhere. 500 points equals a £5 voucher which is issued quarterly. Bonus treat in birthday month.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 29.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 29.9% APR (variable).
29.95%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit not specified.
29.9%
Earn 2 points for every £1 spent at Wallis and at Arcadia Group stores and online, and 1 point for every £1 spent elsewhere. 500 points equals a £5 voucher which is issued quarterly. Bonus treat in birthday month.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 29.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 29.9% APR (variable).
29.95%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit not specified.
29.9%
Earn 2 points for every £1 spent at Burton and at Arcadia Group stores and online, and 1 point for every £1 spent elsewhere. 500 points equals a £5 voucher which is issued quarterly. Bonus treat in birthday month.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 29.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 29.9% APR (variable).
29.95%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit not specified.
29.9%
Earn 2 points for every £1 spent at Outfit and at Arcadia Group stores and online, and 1 point for every £1 spent elsewhere. 500 points equals a £5 voucher which is issued quarterly. Bonus treat in birthday month.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 29.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 29.9% APR (variable).
34.95%
£0
Min. limit £250, max. limit not specified.
34.9%
Free Credit Checker provided by Noddle, customers receive free unlimited access to their credit report.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 34.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 34.9% APR (variable).
18.9%
£84 per annum. Reward Black Current Account holders: £0 per annum
Min. limit £5,000, max. limit not specified.
37.1%
1% Rewards earned on supermarket spend and 0.5% at their petrol stations, at least 1% Rewards earned at MyRewards retailers and 0.5% everywhere else when shopping at home and abroad. 5 Rewards is £5 when redeemed. Rewards can be converted into money and transferred to a current account, exchanged for gift cards or tickets with some retailers doubling their value or converted into money and donated to one of the RBS Group chosen charities.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £84 per annum. Reward Black Current Account holders: £0 per annum, your representative rate is 37.1% APR (variable).
18.9%
£84 per annum. Reward Black Current Account holders: £0 per annum
Min. limit £5,000, max. limit not specified.
37.1%
1% Rewards earned on supermarket spend and 0.5% at their petrol stations, at least 1% Rewards earned at MyRewards retailers and 0.5% everywhere else when shopping at home and abroad. 5 Rewards is £5 when redeemed. Rewards can be converted into money and transferred to a current account, exchanged for gift cards or tickets with some retailers doubling their value or converted into money and donated to one of the RBS Group chosen charities.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £84 per annum. Reward Black Current Account holders: £0 per annum, your representative rate is 37.1% APR (variable).
19.9%
£99 per annum
Min. limit £100, max. limit not specified.
41.5%
2 IHG Rewards Club point for every £1 spent in the UK.
4 IHG Rewards Club points for every £1 spent at any IHG location in the UK.
4 IHG Rewards Club points for every £1 spent abroad.
Free night voucher at any IHG property if customer spends £10,000 per year. Free night voucher to be awarded on account anniversary.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £99 per annum, your representative rate is 41.5% APR (variable).
0% for 18 months reverting to 18.9%
£15 per month
Min. limit £2,000, max. limit not specified.
49.8%
Global Wi-Fi provided through Boingo.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £15 per month, your representative rate is 49.8% APR (variable).
18.9%
£195 per annum
Min. limit £5,000, max. limit not specified.
59.3%
2 points for every £1 spend in the UK. 4 points for every £1 spend outside the UK. 40,000 Anniversary Points Boost - qualifying spend £12K in 12 months from account opening. Points can be redeemed for airline frequent flyer miles, retail vouchers from selected stores and luxury wines and champagnes or can be used to make donations made to the charity of the customer's choice.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £195 per annum, your representative rate is 59.3% APR (variable).
22.9%
£160 per annum
Min. limit not specified, max. limit not specified.
63.9%
Earn 15,000 bonus miles with your first card purchase made within 90 days of account opening. Earn 1.5 Flying Club miles for every £1 spend. Spend £10K a year on your card and choose an extra benefit - an upgrade to premium, or a Companion ticket. Double miles when you spend directly with Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays through the contact centre and online.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £160 per annum, your representative rate is 63.9% APR (variable).
N/A (this product is a charge card).
£60 per annum
Min. limit not specified, max. limit not specified.
N/A (this product is a charge card).
1 point earned for virtually every £1 spent. Rewards points can be used as currency to buy flights and package holidays through American Express Travel. Reward points can also be redeemed for a wide range of products, experiences, travel and hotel stays.

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Updated April 19th, 2019
Name Product Annual/monthly fees Purchases Rep. APR Cashback details Representative example
£0
22.9%
22.9%
5% after £1 of yearly spend for introductory period of 3 months. 0.5% on £1 to £5000 of yearly spend. 1% after £5001 of yearly spend. Cashback paid Anniversary into Card Account. 5% intro cashback in the first 3 months (max £100). Must spend £3K annually to earn cashback.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 22.9% APR (variable).
£25 per annum
22.9%
28.2%
5% on £1 to £2500 of yearly spend for introductory period of 3 months. 1% on £1 to £10000 of yearly spend. 1.25% after £10001 of yearly spend. Cashback paid Anniversary into Card Account. 5% intro cashback (max £125).
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £25 per annum, your representative rate is 28.2% APR (variable).
£0
16.9%
16.9%
0.25% after £1 of monthly spend. Cashback paid Monthly into Card Account.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 16.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 16.9% APR (variable).
£0
18.9%
18.9%
0.5% after £5000 of yearly spend. Minimum of 12 transactions per year required. Maximum of £250 cashback paid per year. Cashback paid Anniversary into Card Account. For initial £5K a £25 cashback is paid, plus an additional £1 for every further £200 spent.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
£0
18.9%
18.9%
0.5% after £1 of monthly spend. Cashback paid Monthly into Card Account.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
£3 per month
0% for 26 months reverting to 15.9%
21.7%
0.5% after £1 of monthly spend. Cashback paid Monthly into Card Account. Maximum spend for cashback purposes is limited to credit limit.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 15.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £3 per month, your representative rate is 21.7% APR (variable).
£0
21.9%
21.9%
0.5% after £1 of yearly spend for introductory period of 3 months. 0.25% after £1 of yearly spend. Cashback paid Monthly into Card Account. Cashback on purchases until 31.8.23. Maximum spend for cashback purposes is limited to credit limit.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 21.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 21.9% APR (variable).
£0
34.95%
34.9%
0.5% on £1 to £20000 of yearly spend. Maximum of £100 cashback paid per year. Cashback paid Anniversary into Card Account. Maximum spend for cashback purposes is £20000
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 34.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 34.9% APR (variable).
£15 per month
0% for 18 months reverting to 18.9%
49.8%
0.5% on £1 to £3000 of monthly spend. Maximum of £15 cashback paid per month. Cashback paid Monthly into Card Account. Maximum spend for cashback purposes is limited to credit limit.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £15 per month, your representative rate is 49.8% APR (variable).

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Updated April 19th, 2019
Name Product Incentive on opening Purchases Rep. APR Incentive Representative example
1000 bonus privilege points on first spend.
0% for 3 months reverting to 21.94%
21.9%
Earn 2 privilege points for every £1 spent at Laura Ashley, and 1 privilege point for every £2 spent elsewhere. 500 points equals a £5 voucher which is issued quarterly.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 21.94% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 21.9% APR (variable).
1,000 bonus points on account opening.
29.95%
29.9%
Earn 2 points for every £1 spent at Burton and at Arcadia Group stores and online, and 1 point for every £1 spent elsewhere. 500 points equals a £5 voucher which is issued quarterly. Bonus treat in birthday month.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 29.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 29.9% APR (variable).
1,000 bonus points on account opening.
29.95%
29.9%
Earn 2 points for every £1 spent at Dorothy Perkins and at Arcadia Group stores and online, and 1 point for every £1 spent elsewhere. 500 points equals a £5 voucher which is issued quarterly. Bonus treat in birthday month.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 29.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 29.9% APR (variable).
500 bonus points on account opening and 20% off purchases made on day of opening.
29.95%
29.9%
Earn 2 points for every £1 spent at Evans and at Arcadia Group stores and online, and 1 point for every £1 spent elsewhere. 500 points equals a £5 voucher which is issued quarterly. Bonus treat in birthday month.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 29.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 29.9% APR (variable).
29.95%
29.9%
Earn 2 points for every £1 spent at Outfit and at Arcadia Group stores and online, and 1 point for every £1 spent elsewhere. 500 points equals a £5 voucher which is issued quarterly. Bonus treat in birthday month.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 29.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 29.9% APR (variable).

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Updated April 19th, 2019
Name Product Purchases Annual/monthly fees Credit limits Rep. APR Incentive Representative example
22.9%
£0
Min. limit £700, max. limit not specified.
22.9%
5,000 Avios when you spend £1,000 within 3 months of account opening. Earn 1 Avios for virtually every £1 spent. Spend £20K in 12 months and get 2 for 1 travel when redeeming Avios for a BA reward flight. Earn up to 90,000 bonus Avios points per calendar year, 4,000 points per friend/family member that successfully applies for an American Express card (Excl. Basic card) and uses the Referral Programme.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 22.9% APR (variable).
22.9%
£195 per annum
Min. limit £700, max. limit not specified.
76%
25,000 Avios when you spend £3K within 3 months of account opening. Earn 3 Avios for virtually every £1 spent directly with BA, and 1.5 Avios for virtually every £1 spent everywhere else. Spend £10K in 12 months to redeem the Avios for a companion ticket on a BA flight. Earn up to 90,000 bonus Avios points per calendar year, 9,000 points per friends/family that uses Referral Programme and successfully apply for an American Express card (Excl. Basic card).
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £195 per annum, your representative rate is 76% APR (variable).
22.9%
£0
Min. limit not specified, max. limit not specified.
22.9%
Earn 5,000 bonus miles with your first card purchase made within 90 days of account opening. Earn 0.75 Flying Club miles for every £1 spend. Spend £20K a year on your card and choose an extra benefit - an upgrade to premium, or a Companion ticket. Double miles when you spend directly with Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays through the contact centre and online.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 22.9% APR (variable).
22.9%
£160 per annum
Min. limit not specified, max. limit not specified.
63.9%
Earn 15,000 bonus miles with your first card purchase made within 90 days of account opening. Earn 1.5 Flying Club miles for every £1 spend. Spend £10K a year on your card and choose an extra benefit - an upgrade to premium, or a Companion ticket. Double miles when you spend directly with Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays through the contact centre and online.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £160 per annum, your representative rate is 63.9% APR (variable).

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Repayment options

When it comes to repayments, you can make manual repayments online or over the phone (0800 917 8047), or alternatively set up a direct debit. A direct debit is a great idea because it protects you from forgetting to make a repayment and either damaging your credit score, getting hit with a penalty fee or losing any promotional rates as a result. You can arrange a direct debit for repayments when you apply for the credit card. The table below shows the options available.

Choose from the following direct debit options for your monthly repayments:
Minimum amount Fixed amount Fixed percentage Full amount

How to apply for the American Express Rewards Purchases Credit Card

If you’ve compared cards and decided that the American Express Rewards Purchases Credit Card is the card for you, it’s straightforward to apply online, and it typically takes around 15 minutes. Before you apply, check that you meet the eligibility requirements and have the information and documents you’ll need to make the process as hassle-free as possible.

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