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American Express®

Designed for global living

Choose the card that’s right for you – with no pre-set spending limits, no interest charges and flexible rewards.

American Express® International Currency Cards

American Express® International Currency Cards are available in US$/€/£ and are designed to support your lifestyle, wherever you are in the world. All charges are converted to and billed in the currency of your card account, resulting in greater control and more convenience if you frequently spend or hold funds in these currencies.

American Express® Platinum Card

The Platinum® International Currency Card

Discover the world in comfort – with the Platinum Concierge service, complimentary airport lounge access and hotel room upgrades.

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    • Charge card with no interest charges, just pay the balance in full every month1
    • Complimentary access to over 1,200 airport lounges for you and your main Supplementary Cardholder, with Priority PassTM 2
    • 24/7 Platinum Concierge service, to manage all travel and lifestyle requests
    • Guaranteed 4pm late check out plus other benefits at over 1,100 Fine Hotels & Resorts when you book with Platinum Concierge3
    • Complimentary enrolment into leading hotel and car rental loyalty programmes with brands such as Hilton and Hertz4
    • Travel protection benefits5
    • Membership Rewards® – earn points to redeem against transactions on your statement, shopping and travel6
    • Up to five supplementary Cards – one Platinum and four Gold or Green7
    • Available in US dollars, euros and sterling 
    • Annual membership fee of US$550/€550/£575
    • Supplementary cards available for a fee of US$275/€275/£285 for Platinum and £170 for Gold or Green
American Express® Gold Card

The Gold® International Currency Card

Experience rewarding journeys – with benefits that suit your needs and enhance your global lifestyle.

    • Charge card with no interest charges, just pay the balance in full every month1
    • Gold Travel service to help you with bookings
    • Travel protection benefits5
    • Membership Rewards® – earn points to redeem against transactions, shopping and travel6
    • Available in US dollars and euros – sterling is currently unavailable
    • Annual card membership fee of US$/€300
    • Supplementary Gold Card fee – US$/€100
The American Express® Card

The American Express® Card

Earn rewards for British Airways, Harrods and more, with around the clock support.

    • Charge card with no interest charges, just pay the balance in full every month1
    • Travel protection benefits5
    • Membership Rewards® – earn points to redeem against shopping and travel6
    • Enrolment into the programme is free in your first year8
    • Available in US dollars, euros and sterling
    • Each year there is an annual fee of US$100/€100/£60
    • Supplementary Green Cards have an annual fee of US$50/€50/£17.50
    • Up to two Supplementary Green Cards included with the Green Sterling Card
American Express® Basic Card

The Basic® International Currency Card

Get the basics – with no interest charges and no membership fee.

    • Charge card with no interest charges, just pay the balance in full every month1
    • Customer service, all day every day, all year round
    • No card membership fee

Full terms and conditions [PDF, 224KB]

How to apply

You can apply for an American Express® Currency Card by contacting your Wealth Manager.

If you’re not yet a client and would like to find out more about our products and services, get in touch.

AESEL is not authorised to issue Cards to residents of the US or Singapore or via banks located in Singapore.

An alternative Card is available without any rewards, cash access, other features or an annual fee - the Basic Card.

American Express Services Europe Limited has its registered office at Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. It is registered in England and Wales with Company Number 1833139 and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Where American Express Services Europe Limited cards are issued in the UK but obtained within the European Economic Area, local rules may apply to the way that it conducts its business which can be enforced by that country's applicable regulatory authority.

American Express Charge Cards are not regulated under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. American Express will pay Barclays a flat-rate commission for each new International Currency Cards Account that is approved and opened in addition to a percentage commission based on Cardmember annual spend.