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American Express Platinum Business Card

Offers a massive 300,000 bonus points, a first-year annual fee discount and an impressive mix of exclusive perks.

The Amex Platinum Business Card offers up to 55 days to pay for purchases, additional cards for employees and perks including airport lounge access, elite hotel status and Membership Rewards Points.

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300,000

Bonus points

2.25

Reward points

Per $ spent

$875 p.a.

Annual fee

for the first year ($1,750 p.a. thereafter)

55 days

Interest free period

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Details

Product NameAmerican Express Platinum Business Card
Rewards programMembership Rewards Ascent Premium
Purchase rate p.a.0%
Annual fee$875 for the first year ($1,750 thereafter)
Interest-free periodUp to 55 days on purchases
Card typeAmerican Express
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
Available to temporary residentsNo
Joint applicationNo

Pros

  • 300,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points offer
  • Halved annual fee for the first year
  • No pre-set spending limit and up to 55 days cash flow
  • Luxury perks including unlimited access to 1,200 airport lounges and automatic hotel elite status

Cons

  • The annual fee of $1,750 p.a. is one of the highest on the market
  • American Express is not as widely accepted as Visa or Mastercard
Rewards programMembership Rewards Ascent Premium
Bonus points300,000
Rewards points per $ spent2.25
Annual fee$875 for the first year ($1,750 thereafter)
Minimum monthly repayment100% of the closing balance outstanding
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
Additional cardholder fee$0
Number of additional cardholders99

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Expert review

The American Express Platinum Business card comes with a huge 300,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points offer that you could use for $1,500 worth of gifts and goodies from David Jones, or around 150,000 frequent flyer points with a partner airline loyalty program (as an example).

This top-level charge card is suited to businesses that spend a lot and earn a lot, with a $1,750 annual fee that’s halved in the first year when you apply by 27 July 2022. It earns up to 2.25 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent and lets you transfer points to 10 frequent flyer partners, including Qantas Frequent Flyer (a rare option for one-off transfers). You can also shop with points at David Jones and Ticketmaster, redeem gift cards or get statement credits, with the point values and redemption options shown when you log in to your account.

How to apply

If you think the American Express Platinum Business Card is right for your business, you can apply online in around 10 minutes. Get started by making sure you meet the following eligibility requirements and have all the documents and details ready for the application.

Eligibility criteria

  • Minimum income. Your business must have an annual revenue of at least $75,000.
  • Business requirements. Your business must have an active ABN (Australian Business Number). Your business must also be registered for GST.

Card benefits

  • 300,000 bonus points. Apply for the American Express Platinum Business Card as a new cardholder by 27 July 2022, get approved and spend $12,000 within the first 3 months of card activation to receive 300,000 bonus Membership Reward Points. The bonus points will then appear on your statement within 8 to 10 weeks after the spend criteria has been met.
  • Halved first-year annual fee. Apply as a new American Express Platinum Business card member by 27 July 2022 and you'll get a one-time $875 account credit during your first year. This covers half of the card's annual fee for the first year, with a $1,750 annual fee applying from the second year onwards.

Rates & fees

  • Cash flow period. As this is a charge card, your spending won't attract interest charges. Instead, you'll have up to 55 cash flow days to pay off purchases. This also means you'll need to pay the total owed on each statement by the due date to avoid late fees.
  • Spending limit. The American Express Platinum Business Card has no pre-set spending limit. The use of your card, payment history and credit record will determine how much you can spend.

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