American Express Platinum Business Card

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$5,000
 
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American Express Platinum Business Card
Apply by 26 sep 18
7 reviews
American Express Platinum Business Card
Receive 100,000 points when you apply before 26th Sept 2018, are approved and spend $5,000 within your first 2 months of Card Membership. (Conditions Apply)
Earn up to 2 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent.
Platinum benefits including a metal card right out of the envelope.
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2 pts
per $1 spent
100,000
points
after spend criteria

Pros & cons

What's good?

What's not so good?

Receive 100,000 points when you apply before 26th Sept 2018, are approved and spend $5,000 within your first 2 months of Card Membership. (Conditions Apply)
Complimentary access for you and a guest to over 1,200 lounges across 130 countries. (Conditions Apply)
Platinum benefits including a metal card right out of the envelope.
Earn up to 2 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent.
Platinum Business Concierge gives you 24/7 access to premium services.
Accor Plus membership valued at $395 p.a. including a complimentary night’s accommodation each year, up to 50% dining in Asia Pacific & 15% off drink in Asia Silver Status in Le Club AccorHotels.
Complimentary Virgin Lounge Access, plus Priority Pass access to 800 VIP Lounges in 100 countries.
Platinum’s by invitation only program gives you access to exceptional events and experiences that are not open to the general public.
Fine Dining privileges offer you assistance in securing your reservations at world-class restaurants around the globe.
Complimentary Platinum Travel Insurances.
Earn Rewards faster with up to 99 Additional Cards at no additional cost.
Large $1,750 p.a. annual fee.
Points earning threshold of 375,000 points after which the earn rate drops to a maximum of 1 point per $1 spent.

User reviews

4.6 out of 5.0 based on 7 reviews100% of reviewers would recommend this card

Rates and fees
Rewards
Customer service
Convenience
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Reviews from users

Unmatched level of service

Reviewed and recommended by Raymond on 09 May 2017

The advantage of American Express is, if you have an issue with a purchase they take it off your account and they deal with it. The other banks don’t give this service. I never have to take breath to see if a charge goes through. It always works. Thank you AmEx.

Rewards heavily geared towards travel

Reviewed and recommended by Quang on 20 Sep 2016

The Platinum Business Card’s rewards are heavily geared towards travel, so if you don’t travel a lot for work, you’ll want to look at other cards.

This business card is also difficult to get. Companies must have excellent credit and a clear, well-established credit history. However, if your business meets the requirements and involves extensive travel, then the Platinum Business Card may be an option.

Great for travelling

Reviewed and recommended by Joe on 16 Sep 2016

The card provides the best points that can be used for travel, and It provides good travel Insurance. It is recognised all over the world.

The annual fee is expensive, however.

If the card deteriorates and needs to be replaced before the scheduled renewal, a new card with a different number will be issued. This is a hassle because all scheduled payments have to be changed.

Very pleased

Reviewed and recommended by Shahin on 04 Jul 2016

I like this card because it is very easy to use. It has a low interest rate and I receive my statement in due time. The card also reminds me when I am due for payment. It has a good and easy reward program. I can easily increase my daily limit if I need to.

Very satisfied with the card

Reviewed and recommended by Abhijit on 04 Sep 2014

The card has lots of cashback offers for household appliances. You can get rewards points if you spend a specific amount in the 1st transaction. Many online offers in the US but very less offers in the Asia Pacific region. Wish we had more offers in the Asia Pacific region

Love my platinum AmEx

Reviewed and recommended by Mary on 31 Mar 2014

I have had a Gold AmEx for 20 years which is great and last year added a Platinum which I use more. I enjoy it and use it for most business and personal expenses and the only downfall is that I cannot use in Aldi and some restaurants and retail outlets.

Very good reward scheme when I can use it

Reviewed and recommended by Charles Wells on 27 Oct 2013

The card has an excellent reward scheme, but it is frustrating that so many organisations do not offer its use, or put a heavy surcharge on its use. The statements are clear and provide separate purchases for each card holder attached to your account which is good. The website is easy to use, and comprehensive in its coverage.

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The basics

About this card

Card setup
Single
Card tier
Platinum
Card type
American Express
Card use
Business
Credit rating
No bad credit history
Gambling transactions allowed
N/A
Joint application
N/A
Minimum age
18 years old
Minimum income
$75,000
Minimum income for pensioners
Same as standard
Pensioners
N/A
Rewards program
Membership Rewards Ascent
Temporary residents
N/A

Cardholders

Additional cardholders
99
Additional card fee
$0 p.a.

Credit limits

Minimum credit limit
N/A
Maximum credit limit
$50,000

Repayments

Interest charged from
Purchase date
Interest free period
Up to 55 days on purchases
Minimum repayment
100%

Rates & fees

Ongoing interest rates

MonthlyAnnually
Cash advances N/A N/A
Purchases N/A N/A

Fees

Annual fee
$1,750 p.a.
Cash advance fee
N/A
Dishonour fee
N/A
Duplicate statement fee
$7
Foreign exchange fee
3%
Late payment fee
$20
Over limit fee
$0
Overseas ATM balance fee
N/A
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee
N/A
Overseas emergency card replacement fee
N/A
Transaction verification fee
$0

Rewards & points

Rewards program basics

First purchase bonus
100,000 points
Reward points expiry
No expiry as long as you keep your account active
Rewards program
Membership Rewards Ascent
Spend required for bonus points
$5,000 in 2 months

Earning points with this card

Frequent flyer points
2 pts per $1 spent
Overseas earn rate
Same as standard earn rate
Points cap per month
N/A
Points cap per year
N/A
Points earned on ATO payments
0.5 pts per $1 spent
Reward points
2 pts per $1 spent

Additional benefits

Airport lounge access
Yes, 2 passes per year
Complimentary flight voucher
No
Concierge service
Yes

Benefits

This card comes with benefits worth an estimated $2,709

ExpensesEstimated value
Monthly business expenses cover
Valuation based on similar monthly business expenses cover available online. Cover on this card will pay a maximum of $3,000 per month for 6 months. Pro-rata that's $2.29 per day or $835 p.a.
$835
Shopping
Extended warranty
Valuation based on the assumption of making a $250 claim once every 5 years. There is no retail market for all-encompassing extended warranty insurance covering more than one item, so no premium saving.
$50
Purchase protection
Valuation based on the assumption of making a $200 claim once every 5 years. There is no retail market for this type of insurance, so no premium saving.
$40
Refund cover if retailer refuses return
Most major retailers have 100% guaranteed returns, but not all do. Valuation assumes making a $100 claim once every 5 years.
$20
Travel
Interstate flight inconvenience insurance
Valuation based on similar domestic travel insurance policies available online that include interstate flight inconvenience.
$290
Overseas travel insurance
Valuation based on similar annual travel insurance policies available online. Includes cover for several items including card account balance waiver and business trip completion.
$1,254
Roadside assistance
Valuation based on similar roadside assistance insurance policies available online.
$70
Transit accident insurance
Valuation based on similar global transit accident insurance policies available online.
$150
Total estimated value$2,709
Annual fee$1,750
Net customer value$959
Disclaimer: Details of who, what, and where coverage applies to, as well as its duration and any coverage limitations will be listed in the credit card insurance product disclosure statement (PDS) on the card issuer's website. The names/labels of complimentary insurance products may differ from one issuer to another. Terms and conditions apply. Always check the insurance PDS when considering a financial product. Accurate as of 31st October 2015.

Minimum criteria for this card

What you need before applying

Be over 18 years old
You are a resident or citizen of Australia
Earn a regular income of more than $75,000 per year
Have no history of bad credit
You have your personal details ready to complete the online application
Have not applied for multiple credit cards recently
Disclaimer: The minimum criteria are intended only to be a guide. Your application may still be rejected by the bank even if you can answer 'Yes' to all the minimum criteria. The final decision regarding your application is up to the bank.

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