I usually focus on personal credit cards on Head for Points, for obvious reasons. I also occasionally touch on credit cards aimed at sole traders or very small companies, when they have very attractive sign-up bonuses. Today I want to cover American Express Corporate Cards.
This post, for example, outlines the 40,000 Membership Rewards points bonus currently available on the American Express Business Gold and the 60,000 Membership Reward points bonus currently available on the American Express Business Platinum. These are for very small businesses and sole traders. (The Comments below suggest that having a personal Gold or Platinum card will not stop you getting Business Gold or Business Platinum and another sign-up bonus!)
Running a larger business?
If you run a bigger business, you could also consider giving American Express Corporate Cards to your staff. There are five products available – Green Corporate Card, Gold Corporate Card, Platinum Corporate Card and the British Airways American Express Corporate Card and Corporate Card Plus.
The British Airways American Express Corporate Card is particular interesting, as a company earns a 50% bonus on all British Airways On Business points earned from flights charged to the card. The British Airways Corporate Card Plus also earns the company an extra 2,500 On Business points for every employee who spends over £25,000 per year on the card.
Individual or centralised billing can be arranged for American Express Corporate Cards, depending on your preference. Employees also have access to various Amex insurance and travel assistance products, depending on which card they have. The Platinum Corporate Card includes a Priority Pass for airport lounge access.
Your employees will also earn Membership Rewards points or Avios when they spend on the card. Some companies have agreements with Amex for these points to be paid directly to the company (ie to you as CEO!) although I don’t know if this is available to everyone.
If you want to find out more about earning Membership Rewards points or Avios from corporate credit cards, please click here and submit the form.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – December 2023 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.