American Express

You're probably aware of the American Express name as a provider of credit cards, as it's one of the largest and oldest card providers in the world.

American Express specialises in premium cards. Most of its cards charge a monthly fee in return for a range of additional services. But it also offers everyday cards such as its Basic Card.

Amex previously offered insurance products, but has now entirely withdrawn from the UK insurance market. Existing policies won't be affected, but you can't now take out a new policy of any type.


American Express
Gold ribbon: first place

Credit cards

Ranked 3rd of 35 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 68%
Customer trust 61%
Complaints performance 78%
Transparency rating 60%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Spring 2018
67%

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