NB: We can not answer ANY American Express account holder information.
Please contact them direct - 0800 33 99
11 or please visit their business website by clicking
To accept Amex payments you must apply for an American Express Internet
Merchant Number direct with them. You then provide us with your new merchant
number. We then add Amex to work in conjunction with your current Visa
and MasterCard processing. Please note that due to the unique nature of
Amex, not all our processing partners allow Amex payments so please check
with us first if you wish to accept them. Please also be aware that Amex
charge their own percentage transactions. These percentages range from
3% - 4%.
To apply to accept Amex please call American Express on 0800 33 99 11
between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Please have the following
The name, home address and date of birth of
the owner or authorised signatory of your business
If more than 4 beneficial owners you will need
to supply a board of resolution letter
The name of your bank
The bank account number
where you would like American Express to deposit your funds
The bank sort code for this account
If you currently accept cards, please provide
details, including the name of the payment provider and merchant number
The application takes 7 - 10 business days and costs £200 to assess
the application and generate (with a bit of luck) an ID number! You will
then receive all relevant documentation via the post.
If you have any further questions please contact American Express
as we are unable to answer any questions referring to this.
Above details correct on 26th May 2018
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