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American Express Platinum Credit Card

American Express Platinum Credit Card
American Express Platinum Credit Card, Credit: American Express®

This is a card that’s specially designed for your lifestyle including shopping and all the travel benefits that comes with the American Express Platinum Credit Card. The Platinum Credit Card comes with a special lounge access offer. As a South African, who is the Platinum Credit Cardholder, you get up to 8 complimentary Bidvest Premier Club domestic lounge visits at OR Tambo, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth International Airports, George and East London and Bloemfontein.

Join the Membership Rewards Programme to earn points. The Credit Card comes with free enrolment for Hertz Gold Rewards when you use your card to rent a car. When you rent an intermediate to a full-size car, you get a one-car-class upgrade at Gold locations.

Add additional cards to your Platinum Credit Card at a low rate of 9.90% for the first 6 months or transfer the balance from another credit card.


  • Get automatically covered for up to R4 million, locally and internationally with your family when you purchase travel tickets with your Platinum Credit Card.
  • Sign up for Hertz #1 Club Gold Membership and have a car ready for you at a low rate, guaranteed by Hertz (Comes with complimentary upgrades at participating locations, free delivery and collection, and fast-track service)
  • The Platinum Credit Card comes with a Payment Protection Plan, which is an insurance policy added to American Express Cardholder’s This covers you for up to R150 000 including any budget facility. This is an essential cover in case the Cardholder is unable to make payments.
  • You can transfer your balance from another credit card or store card to your American Express Platinum Credit Card at a low rate of 9.90% for the very first 6 months.
  • Free Supplementary Platinum Credit Cards for friends, partner/spouse and family can be applied for if needed.

You can settle all your outstanding balance on your platinum credit card, or you can settle a minimum of 5% of your outstanding balance per month. You can make purchases at over 60 000 merchants locally where you the American Express sign and in over 200 countries internationally.

You can activate your online banking for a very small fee to have access to your balance and online transactions, and to activate your eStatement you have to call 0860-555-111.

Travel Features

  • Receive 8 free visits be calendar year to the Bidvest Premier Club domestic lounges in South Africa located at OR Tambo, Cape Town, Durban, George, East London, and Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein Airports.
  • Get automatically covered when you purchase your travel ticket using the Gold Card – You will automatically be covered together with your family for up to R4 million, both locally and internationally. (An optional comprehensive top-up is available when you are interested in it at low rates)
  • Get Hertz and Avis Car Rental discounts with Avis Preferred Plus and the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Programme


  • To enjoy the American Express Rewards, you have to join the Membership Rewards Programme
  • For every R5 spent using the Platinum Credit Card, you get one point.
  • These points never expire and can be redeemed for a range of lifestyle rewards as well as travel rewards.
  • You get a point when you make purchases locally and internationally excluding fees, cash withdrawals, taxes levied by Nedbank or the government, fees, charges, etc.
  • You can enroll for an additional monthly linkage fee of R23.

Requirements to apply

  • ID Copy
  • Proof of Income (3 Months Bank Statement or recent payslip – If you bank with Nedbank, Absa or Standard Bank, It will be found on your behalf)
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must earn at least R60 000 annually

More Information

Visit the American Express Platinum Credit Card Page for all the terms and product pricing, you may choose to apply online today. For lost and Stole American Express Card, dial 0800 110 929 and report the matter immediately. You will not be held liable for fraudulent transactions once reported.

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