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American Express Gold Business Card

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American Express Gold Business Card
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Terms and conditions apply
Bonus points
75,000
Reward points per $ spent
1.5
Annual fee
$169 p.a.
Interest-free on purchases
Up to 51 days

Our verdict

Offers 75,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points and complimentary travel insurance, with a $169 annual fee.

The American Express Gold Business Card is suited to business owners that want to manage their cash flow and earn points on expenses. It offers no pre-set spending limit and 1.5 points per $1 spent on most purchases, or 1 point per $1 spent with government bodies. As an example of rewards, the current introductory offer's 75,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points would be enough to redeem $375 worth of shopping at David Jones or 37,500 Velocity Points.

Pros

  • 75,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points
  • 1.5 points per $1 on eligible spending
  • Up to 51 days cash flow with no pre-set spending limit
  • Up to 99 additional cards for employees
  • Complimentary travel insurance

Cons

  • $80 per year to enrol in Membership Rewards
  • $119 annual employee card fee (per card)

In this guide

  • Our verdict
  • Details
    • Product details
    • Eligibility
    • Rewards
    • Fees
  • How to apply
  • Card benefits
  • Rates & fees
  • Your reviews
  • Ask a question

The American Express Gold Business card gives you a way to manage business expenses and earn points through the Membership Rewards Ascent program. Right now, it offers 75,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points when you apply as a new Amex card member, are approved and spend at least $1,000 on eligible purchases within the first 2 months from card approval.

Details

Product details

Product Name American Express Gold Business Card
Purchase rate p.a.
0%
Interest-free period
Up to 51 days on purchases
Card type American Express

Eligibility

Available to temporary residents No
Joint application No

Rewards

Rewards program Membership Rewards Ascent
Bonus points 75,000
Rewards points per $ spent 1.5
Rewards points cap Uncapped

Fees

Annual fee
$169
Minimum monthly repayment 100% of the closing balance outstanding
Late payment fee $20
Foreign currency conversion fee
3%
Additional cardholder fee $119
Number of additional cardholders 99

How to apply

You can apply for the American Express Gold Business card online and could get a response within 48 hours. Before you click through to the American Express application page, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements and have all your supporting documents and details on hand.

Eligibility criteria

  • Business requirements. You must have an active ABN (Australian Business Number) and your business must be registered for GST. You also need to have an annual business revenue of at least $75,000.
  • New cardholder. In order to be eligible for the bonus points, you cannot currently hold or have held an American Express card in the last 18 months.

Card benefits

  • 75,000 bonus points. You can give your points balance a boost of 75,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you apply as a new Amex card member, are approved and spend $1,000 within the first 2 months from card approval. The points will be credited to your account within 8 to 10 weeks of meeting the spend requirement.
  • Membership Rewards. You can choose to register for Membership Rewards Ascent with this card, for an enrolment fee of $80 per year. If you do, you'll earn 1.5 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases. For spending with Australian government bodies, you'll earn 1 point per $1 spent. You can redeem your points for a wide range of rewards including gift cards, merchandise and travel bookings. You can also transfer your points to 11 partnered frequent flyer programs, including Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Emirates Skywards and Velocity Frequent Flyer. Or to hotel loyalty partner Hilton Honors.

Rates & fees

  • Annual fee. This card charges an annual fee of $169. Please note that a separate annual rewards fee of $80 applies if you opt into the Membership Rewards program.
  • Additional cardholder fee. While you can request up to 99 additional cardholders for this account, each additional card attracts an annual fee of $119.

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Mark

February 01, 2024

Hi,

The 0% interest rate, is this for the 51 days or is it for the entire time?

How much if the balance isn’t paid after the 51 days?


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Amy Bradney-George Finder

February 05, 2024

Hi Mark,

This is a charge card, which means there is no interest rate but you need to pay off the entire account balance by the statement due date. In this case, that gives you up to 51 days to pay in each statement period. If you need more time, you can set up a Flexible Payment Option for part of the balance, which can be paid off over time with interest charges as specified by Amex. Otherwise, your account may be considered as in default and attract fees. If you have further questions, you can contact the American Express business team on 1300 366 549. I hope this helps.


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Skender

November 30, 2018

What’s the amount you get for the gold business card?


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Jhezelyn Finder

December 05, 2018

Hello Skender,


Thank you for your comment.


If you’re referring to the credit limit, please note that it’s based on your credit history, spending patterns and financial resources. That will be set and determined by the issuer.


Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.


Regards,

Jhezelyn


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Tom

May 21, 2017

I have a KrisFlyer frequent flyer account and I was wondering what’s the conversion of 1 Amex rewards point to KrisFlyer miles compared to 1 Citi bank reward point.


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Anndy Lou Finder

May 21, 2017

Hi Tom,


Thanks for your question.


The conversion rates are as follows:


1 AMEX Membership Rewards point = 1 KrisFlyer mile


2 Citi Rewards = 1 KrisFlyer Mile (Prestige and Signature) 2.5 Citi Rewards = 1 KrisFlyer Mile (Rewards Platinum)


For more information on the conversion rates from rewards points to frequent flyer points, please read our guide entitled, “How to transfer your credit card rewards to your frequent flyer program.”


I hope this helps.


Cheers,

Anndy


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Ravi

December 30, 2016

I know I am covered for travel insurance with Gold Amex card but where can I find the details of the policy to see exactly what is covered?


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Jason Finder

December 31, 2016

Hi Ravi,


Thank you for your enquiry.


If you wish to learn more, please check our review page about the American Express complimentary travel insurance. It would be best to get in touch directly with your issuer to obtain a more specific answer and read the details of your policy. Usually, the details of your policy should be available through its terms and conditions.

Kind regards,

Jason


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susan

November 12, 2015

I know I am covered for travel insurance with gold amex card but where can I find the details of the policy to see exactly what is covered.?


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Ysa Finder

November 12, 2015

Hi Susan,


Thanks for your inquiry.


Please refer to the link I have forwarded to your email for the full outline of the American Express Gold Business Card insurance policy.


Cheers,

Ysa


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