There has been an American Express Business Platinum card metal card since March 30, 2017. So, if you’re opening a new American Express Business Platinum card account, you’ll automatically be issued a metal card. But if you already have a plastic card from before the switch, you can still switch to metal. There’s no fee for ordering an Amex Business Platinum metal card, and it should arrive within 3 business days.
Log in to your Amex Business Platinum Account.
Go to “Card Management” and select “Order Replacement Card.”
When the automated system asks what you would like to do, say “order a new metal card.”
When prompted, enter your account number. From there, the automated system will guide you through the replacement process.
You should get your new metal card within three business days. Till then, you can keep using your current plastic card.
By the way, a new metal American Express Business Platinum card isn’t the only change Amex announced in March 2017. Other new features include 5 points per dollar on flights and hotels booked with Amex Travel, access to more airport lounges, and complimentary cards for up to 99 authorized users. Those extra cards include the Business Green Rewards Card from American Express, though, not the American Express Business Platinum card. So, the perks aren’t as good.
The American Express Business Platinum is worth it for frequent business travelers who like luxury and don't mind paying for it. It requires good or excellent credit for approval, has a $595 annual fee, and it offers:
100,000 points initial bonus for purchases of at least $15,000 in the first 3 months of account opening… read full answer
5 points/$1 spent on airfare and prepaid hotel reservations booked on AmexTravel.com
1 point/$1 spent on everything else
Access to more than 1,000 airport lounges in over 120 countries
Up to $200 in statement credits for incidental fees charged by your chosen airline/year
Free TSA PreCheck or Global Entry
Automatic Gold status in the Hilton and Marriott loyalty programs
Up to $100 in statement credits for U.S. Dell purchases twice a year
0% foreign transaction fee
The Amex Business Platinum is a hybrid card, with a no pre-set spending limit. This means that your credit limit will constantly change based on your spending habits, payment and credit history or financial resources. Also, it won't allow you to carry a balance, you'll need to pay your bill in full at the end of each billing cycle.
Yes, American Express does have metal cards. The current American Express metal card offers are American Express Gold, American Express Platinum, the Centurion (“Black”) Card and Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant. Metal American Express cards tend to be expensive premium rewards cards.
The best American Express metal card is the Amex Platinum Card. It is made from a mix of metals including stainless steel, and it offers 5 points per $1 spent on flights and hotels, hundreds of dollars in statement credits and an initial bonus of 100,000 points. This card does have an annual fee of $695, though.… read full answer
That being said, it’s best not to let a card’s material have a big impact on whether or not you choose to apply. After all, whether an American Express card is metal or plastic has no bearing on the card’s features. So make sure you get a card that caters to your needs, even if it’s one that looks less prestigious.
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