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 Rewards Gold status, Hilton Honors Gold status, Melia Rewards 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.

Amex will have a cardmember lounge at Wimbledon!

American Express has teamed up with Wimbledon to offer a variety of amenities during the 2019 tournament, which starts on Monday. This includes a members lounge. You can see the details on the Wimbledon website here. Visit the American Express Wimbledon Cardmember Lounge The biggest […]

MORE AMEX CHANGES: Platinum Business goes metal, gets a fee increase and gains new benefits

American Express has announced some major changes to the American Express Platinum Business card.  These have gone into effect already, so it is no longer possible to apply for the old package. You can apply for the card, and find out more details, here. Here […]

Lots of new Amex cashback offers launched for hotel stays

A new wave of American Express cashback deals has been launched. You can see what you are targeted for by visiting the Amex website and looking at the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement page.  You need to do this for each card you own.  […]

Priority Pass dining cuts coming for American Express Platinum cardholders?

A few weeks, holders of Priority Pass cards issued by American Express in the United States and Hong Kong were told that, from 1st August, they could no longer use their card in restaurants or bars. (You can still hand over your card and the […]

Amex Platinum is letting you order a metal replacement card – and a quick benefits reminder

The new American Express Platinum fee and benefits package kicked in yesterday.  You are now looking at a £575 annual fee, with the carrot of a £10 monthly Addison Lee credit and a metal card. When we originally wrote about the launch of a metal […]

A summary of Addison Lee discount codes (for Amex Platinum cardholders!)

Save £5 on Addison Lee weekend trips this Summer – and £8 off your first ride. If you have an American Express Platinum charge card, your new Addison Lee benefit is live today. You will receive a cash credit of up to £10 per month […]

ENDS MONDAY: Should you apply for Amex Platinum before the fee jumps to £575 on Tuesday?

The UK version of The Platinum Card from American Express will see big changes on Tuesday 11th June.  If you are thinking of applying before the fee jumps up, you are very nearly out of time. You should read my full article on the Amex […]

New Hilton / American Express promotion launched

Hilton has launched a new American Express promotion.  This may be found on some, all or none of your Amex cards, under the ‘Offer’ tab on your online statement page. There are a few variants, looking at reader comments yesterday.  My version is ‘get 4,000 […]

Do you know that Amex has a private lounge for cardholders at the O2 Arena – with a free drink?

I was having a look at the reservations process for the American Express lounge at the O2 Arena last week, and noticed that it has changed entirely in the last year or so. I thought it was worth running over the new details today, especially […]

American Express Platinum losing the Preferred Golf programme

American Express is closing the ‘Preferred Golf’ programme. Holders of The Platinum Card from American Express are losing a benefit from 30th June.  It seems they forgot to mention this in the big glossy booklet you received in the post recently to justify the upcoming […]

Should you apply for American Express Platinum before the fee jumps to £575 on 11th June?

Yesterday we broke the exclusive news that the UK version of The Platinum Card from American Express will see big changes on 11th June. You should read my full article on the Amex Platinum UK changes here, but in summary: the annual fee rises from […]

EXCLUSIVE: Big changes to American Express Platinum on the way (including a metal card and higher fee!)

American Express is planning yet more changes to its UK card portfolio, this time on The Platinum Card.  For once, you are getting four weeks notice of what is going to happen. Whether you are a cardholder or just a potential cardholder, you have time […]

Can you get an Amex sign-up bonus if you already have the same card as a supplementary?

This is the second part of our two articles on how American Express supplementary cards work. In Part One earlier in the week we looked at why you might want to add a supplementary card to your account and how to earn a few thousand […]

What bonus can you get for adding a free Amex supplementary card to your account?

I wasn’t planning to do another American Express article this week, but something came up in the comments to the article on Monday (and comes up in my emails with worrying regularity) which made me think that we should take a proper look at American […]

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 […]

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