American Express Platinum charge card

The American Express Platinum charge card is a hugely popular card among miles and points collectors in the UK. This is because of its generous sign-up bonus, free travel insurance and a wide range of travel perks.


These include Radisson Rewards Gold status, Marriott Bonvoy Gold status, Hilton Honors Gold status, MeliaRewards Gold status, Shangri-La Jade status, two Priority Pass cards for airport lounge access (admits four people in total) and Eurostar lounge access.


Our main article reviewing the American Express Platinum charge card is here. You can learn more and apply for the card via the Amex website.

If you cancel Amex Platinum to save the fee, the Amex Rewards Credit Card will keep your MR points alive

The second biggest topic in my inbox at the moment, after airlines not refunding payments, is the cancellation of fee-charging American Express cards. Most of these relate to American Express Platinum.  This comes with a chunky £575 annual fee, but many HFP readers can make […]

Bits: new BA Amex 2-4-1 vouchers NOT being extended, £5 Amex cashback at M&S, London’s Covid-19 taxi service

News in brief: New British Airways American Express 2-4-1 vouchers are NOT being extended EDIT:  British Airways has now told us that all 2-4-1 vouchers earned by 30th June 2020 will be extended by six months at some point On Monday we were the first […]

How can you maximise the Amex ‘£20 cashback on £25 Daily Telegraph spend’ offer?

There is an interesting offer from the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph showing on a lot of American Express accounts at the moment. To see if you are targeted, you need to look under the ‘Offers’ tab on the statement page for each Amex card […]

What are the top 10 reasons to get American Express Platinum (The Platinum Card)?

Why should you get the The Platinum Card from American Express? Today, in our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ series, I want to look at the top 10 reasons to apply for an American Express Platinum charge card (‘The Platinum Card’). You can see all of our […]

What you need to know about the American Express Centurion airport lounges in the US, HK and soon UK!

If you are heading to the USA or Hong Kong soon and hold an American Express Platinum charge card, you may be able to visit one of the new airport lounges commissioned by American Express. The latest of these lounges opens in Charlotte tomorrow.  This […]

How to access some Lufthansa airport lounges with an American Express Platinum card

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with a lot of airport lounge access benefits: You get two Priority Pass cards, each of which allows two people unlimited access to 1,300 airport lounges globally (so a family of four is covered) You get access to […]

American Express launches a new spend bonus to earn extra points

American Express has launched another of its occasional spend bonuses.  This is not tied to any particular retailer but is based on your total spend during the promotional period. The new offer runs from 1st March to 31st March.  It is NOT valid immediately! It […]

The little-known way that Amex Platinum gets you Star Alliance Silver and fast track Star Alliance Gold

One of the quirks of American Express Platinum is that you get more benefits than Amex actually tells you about.  This is because some American Express partners have reciprocal deals with other companies. For example, there is a partnership between Shangri-La Hotels and Taj Hotels.  You […]

Get £80 cashback on Qatar Airways flights with American Express

The latest travel company to offer a cashback offer on American Express cards is Qatar Airways. The offer is £80 back on £800+ spend. We have had numerous comments from people who have this offer so it seems to be fairly widespread.  You need to […]

Save £100 with a new American Express and Malaysia Airlines cashback flight offer

American Express is currently offering £100 cashback on purchases of £1,000 or more with Malaysia Airlines. It appears to be highly targetted and does not seem to be on any of the British Airways American Express cards (unsurprisingly!).  Rob has it on his Platinum card […]

Improved £75 Hilton hotel cashback deal launched with American Express

This week a new Hilton cashback offer appeared on a lot of American Express accounts.  The targetted offer was for £50 cashback on a spend of £250+ and we covered it a couple of days ago. If you did not get the original offer, it […]

American Express says their travel insurance will cover Platinum cardholders for coronavirus

There was some discussion in our comments yesterday about insurance coverage for the coronavirus outbreak. A reader had contacted American Express Platinum and been told that, basically, he was stuffed.  Amex said that they would refuse to pay out if he travelled and fell ill […]

New £50 Hilton hotel cashback deal launched with American Express

A new Hilton cashback offer has appeared on a lot of American Express accounts.  To see if you are targetted, visit the Amex website and take a look under the ‘Offers’ tab on the online statement page for each of your cards. You will receive £50 cashback when you spend £250 […]

What are the top UK credit card sign-up deals by £ value?

I am in The Sunday Times as part of an article discussing how to earn miles and points from credit cards.  It is the Money section if you have a copy – the link is here but there is a paywall. As it will bring across […]

The LoungeKey airport lounges you can enter with the HSBC Premier World Elite MasterCard

The HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard is the most generous Visa or Mastercard available if you want to earn Avios.  The earnings rate is great at 1 Avios per £1 spent. We have a full review of the HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard credit card […]

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