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American Express

  • Global benefits
  • Low interest rates
  • Low-interest starting from 4%

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About American Express

American Express is a globally recognised credit provider with the world's most advanced infrastructure and a range of exclusive membership benefits and features that are second to none.

American Express has a direct partnership with Nedbank which is authorised to distribute products and sign up merchants to their network.

What will your AMEX card be used for?

When looking to get a credit card one of the most important considerations is what you actually want to use the card for. This can range from everyday shopping to transferring balances from other cards, buying airline tickets if you're a frequent flyer or shopping online. They offer a range of credit cards that can meet these needs and so much more.

American Express Services

The American Express Platinum Card allows you to save up to 40% on airline tickets from any Comair division.

It also offers you exclusive access to Bidvest Premier Clubs airport lounges as well as travel insurance. With this credit card, you can earn 1.5 membership reward points for every R5 spent.

Choose the right card for your needs

They offer a range of credit cards and have a variety of resources available to make sure that you choose the right one for your needs. They recommend that consider whether you intend to repay your credit card balances at the end of each month or spread the repayments over many months. If you intend to repay in full every month a rewards card or any card that offers an interest-free period may be of particular interest to you.

American Express – Credit card

  • Loan Type Credit cards
  • Interest Rate from 4%
  • Decision 1 week

Benefits of American Express

  • Get rewards for using your credit card
  • Low-interest credit cards

Talk to them today about the benefits they offer with their credit cards

Finding the right credit card for your needs will certainly take some research on your part.

You need to think about what you would most likely be using the card for and whether your intentions are to earn rewards, transfer credit card balances or earn rewards.

Once you know the main purpose of your credit card you'll be in a better position to research the features of each suitable card.

Apply in the branch or online

You can apply for a credit card from any Nedbank branch or online via their website. In order to qualify you will have to meet the required annual income amounts for the specific product that you're applying for as well as provide proof of address and a valid form of identity.

Use your card anywhere

Yes, you can because their company is so large that is all around the world so if you would like to use your card while you are on holiday you can. There are monthly fees that are standard with the credit card as well as a once-off fee that will be paid once you have gotten your credit card which is stipulated with most of their cards. They will have the card for you.

Have you heard of Greenbucks?

American Express is partnered with Nedbank they offer you the Nedbank Greenbucks card. There are two versions of this card the gold which is R32 a month and the platinum which is R60 a month. The benefits are different and every time you use your credit card you will get points. You can see the list where you can go and the points will increase per purchase. You can then use your Greenbucks to help with flights or you can put the money back into your account. It is great because while you are spending you are saving at the same time.

They have a card for you

Whether you would like to use your credit card on vacation or save it for a rainy day they will have the card for you and the rewards that come with it.

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American Express is a trusted & reliable provider of credit cards

In our review, American Express adheres to the compliance criteria in accordance with the National Credit Act, where the granting the loan will not cause financial distress to the consumer.

✅ American Express is a registered credit provider in South Africa: NCRCP16

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

December 2018

Great knowing that I can use my gold Greenbacks card and get rewarded with American Express.

Megan T
— East London —

February 2019

We recently went overseas for a holiday and all I had to do was take my American Express card where I wanted to go shop. Great, fantastic not to have the struggle of needing to convert rand’s all...

Anathi B
— Johannesburg —

April 2019

Whenever I go on a business trip I always make sure to take my trusty American Express card with me and the service and rewards are great too.

John B
— Cape Town —

American Express Contact

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Physical Address

  • Nedbank Building C, 2nd Floor, Plattekloof Business Park, Bloulelie Street Cape Town Plattekloof 7500 South Africa
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Postal Address

  • P O Box 3397, Tygervalley, Cape Town, 7530, South Africa

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