Do American Express Offer Balance Transfers?

Do American Express offer balance transfers?

This is an increasingly popular question, that we have seen many UK credit card customers, over recent months looking for an answer to.

American Express currently offer a wide range of credit cards in the UK. This is in addition to their traditional range of charge cards. The current American Express range of credit card has a strong emphasis on the travel sector. These credit cards include the British Airways credit card and the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card.

American Express also have a range of cashback and rewards credit cards including the Platinum Cashback credit card, Nectar credit card and the Costco TrueEarnings card.

Do American Express Offer Balance Transfers?

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So, do American Express offer balance transfers on any of their credit cards?

Currently American Express do not have any 0% balance transfer offers available on any of their UK credit cards.

In fact American Express have not offered any introductory balance transfers to customers in the UK since June 2006. An Amex spokesperson said at the time: “We are focusing on attracting those who primarily want to take advantage of our reward schemes.”

American Express themselves do not offer any 0% balance transfers deals. However, there are of course many other credit cards available which do offer 0% balance transfers in the UK.

These other 0% balance transfer cards are all issued using the Visa or MasterCard payments networks and are accepted all over the world. Visa and MasterCard credit cards are generally far more widely accepted in many more shops and restaurants than American Express credit cards.

Current UK 0% balance transfer credit cards include all of the following popular featured credit cards:-


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Card Offers

Balance Transfers:
0% for 28 Months
Balance Transfer Fee:
2.75%
Purchases:
0% for 3 Months
Representative APR:
19.9% APR (variable)
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Card Details

NatWest Longer Balance Transfer
  • 0% on balance transfers for 28 months from account opening
  • 2.75% balance transfer fee
  • 0% on purchases for first 3 months from account opening
  • Lock and unlock your credit card in app
  • Manage your card 24/7 online and by telephone banking
  • Annual Fee: None
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Application Criteria

NatWest Longer Balance Transfer
  • You are a NatWest customer
  • You are a UK resident
  • You are earning at least £10,000 per year
  • You are aged 18 or over
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Only available to customers who have a current account, savings account, credit card or mortgage with NatWest
Representative Example: 19.9% APR representative (variable). Based on an assumed credit limit of £1,200 and a purchase rate of 19.9% p.a. (variable)

Card Offers

Balance Transfers:
0% for 26 Month
Balance Transfer Fee:
0%
Purchases:
0% for 26 Months
Representative APR:
21.7% APR (variable)
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Card Details

Santander All in One
  • 0% interest on balance transfers for 26 month from date account opened
  • 0% balance transfer fee
  • 0% interest on purchases for 26 month from date account opened
  • 0.5% cashback on all of your purchases
  • No foreign transaction fee on purchases made abroad in local currency
  • Cashback through Retailer Offers
  • Monthly Fee: £3
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Application Criteria

Santander All in One
  • You are a permanent UK resident
  • You have a good credit history with no history of bad credit
  • You have an income of £7,500 per year or more
  • You are at least 18 years of age
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Monthly fee of £3 payable
Representative Example: 21.7% APR representative (variable). Based on an assumed credit limit of £1,200 and a purchase rate of 15.9% p.a. (variable) with a monthly fee of £3 payable

Card Offers

Balance Transfers:
0% for 24 Months
Balance Transfer Fee:
1%
Purchases:
0% for 4 Months
Representative APR:
20.6% APR (variable)
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Card Details

Co-operative Bank Balance Transfer
  • 0% interest for 24 months for balance transfers made within 60 days
  • 1% balance transfer fee, minimum £5
  • 0% interest on purchases for 4 months from account opening
  • All successful applicants will receive this exact rate and offer
  • Online account management
  • Annual Fee: None
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Application Criteria

Co-operative Bank Balance Transfer
  • Only available to customers who have held a Co-operative Bank or smile current account for 1 month or more
  • You are a UK resident
  • You have annual income of £10,000 or more
  • You are aged 18 or over
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Only available to Co-operative Bank customers
Representative Example: 20.6% APR representative (variable). Based on an assumed credit limit of £1,200 and a purchase rate of 20.6% p.a. (variable)

Card Offers

Balance Transfers:
0% for up to 29 Months
Balance Transfer Fee:
2.74%
Purchases:
0% for 3 Months
Representative APR:
19.9% APR (variable)
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Card Details

Sainsbury’s Balance Transfer
  • 0% interest on balance transfers for up to 29 months
  • 3% initial balance transfer fee (minimum £3) reduced to 2.74% by refund in first 3 months
  • 0% interest on purchases for your first 3 months
  • Collect 2 Nectar points per £1 spent on Sainsbury's shopping and fuel
  • Collect 1 Nectar point for every £5 spent on your card elsewhere
  • Online account management
  • Annual Fee: None
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Application Criteria

Sainsbury’s Balance Transfer
  • You have a permanent UK address
  • You have not been declined for credit in the last month
  • You do not have a history of bad credit
  • You are aged 18 or over
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Representative Example: 19.9% APR representative (variable). Based on an assumed credit limit of £1,200 and a purchase rate of 19.95% p.a. (variable)

Many UK credit cards with 0% balance transfer offers have been withdrawn in recent years. MBNA for example, had at one time issued many dual credit cards with a MasterCard and an American Express card.

These MBNA dual credit card accounts with their 0% introductory offers, are also now no longer available.


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