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Amex Acceptance

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Archived 28 Sep 2009

American Express credit cards have been increasingly issued by banks in recent years, instead of the old usual suspects Visa and Mastercard.

Whether your card is issued by American Express (Amex) or Visa/Mastercard is often irrelevant, as the interest rates you pay and special deals available are decided by the card provider (eg. Lloyds TSB, HSBC).

Yet a big customer bugbear has been fewer retailers accept it as a method of payment, compared to the two giants (if you're not sure if you have one, check the bottom right corner of your card).

As some of the best cards for spending on are issued by Amex (e.g. Top Cashback Cards, Top Rewards Cards), uncertainty about whether you'll be able to use them can be extremely offputting

This is a full list, provided by Amex, of retailers that do accept it as a method of payment, and there is a reassuringly large number. If you try to use an Amex card at any of these places and experience problems, please let us know in the feedback thread.

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