Network: American Express
Institution: American Express
Card Type: Rewards
Reward Types: Travel, Cash, Store Credit
Reward Point Value: $0.01
Fees & Interest
Purchase Interest Rate: 30%
Cash Advance Interest Rate: 3.00%%
First Year Annual Fee: $699
Annual Fee After First Year: $699
Household Income: $0
Travel Accident: Included
Travel Cancelation: Included
Travel Medical: Included
Travel Intrerruption: Included
Flight Delay: Included
Rental Vehicle: Included
The American Express Global Network is the third largest proprietary global electronic payment network in the world. Because American Express is also a bank in most cases the American Express credit card with be issued by American Express's proprietary bank. Cardholders are charged a 2.7% international transaction fee for transactions over the network. American Express is known to offer additional benefits and rewards for those that are willing to pay a higher membership cost.
The purchase interest rate for this credit card is: 30% percent annually. Also the cash advance rate is: 3.00% per year.
Travel accident insurance is included on this card. Travel accident insurance is a policy specialized for travel accidents that could occur when traveling abroad. Travel accident policies can cover your family while purchasing tickets on common transportation carriers such as airplanes, buses, boats and trains on your credit card.
Travel cancelation insurance is also included on this credit card. A travel cancelation policy protects you in cases when a trip is canceled before it starts. Normally the policy kicks in when you book your flight up to the time of departure (from your home airport). Then it kicks in again until your scheduled departure to return home. After the departure date the policy is no longer available.
Travel interruption insurance is also included on this card. This type of insurance also referred to as trip delay insurance, applies in situations when you have to change flights after your initial departure date. Therefore this policy runs during your trip (from the departure to return date) and can be used when a trip has to be cut short or extended.
Travel medical insurance is included on this card. This type of insurance policy protects you and your family in the event that you need to receive urgent medical care while you are traveling. Expenses such as transportation fees, hospital stays, doctor's bills, prescriptions and many other medical situation can be incurred by booking trips on this credit card.
Flight delay insurance is also included on this card. This policy provides coverage in case your flight is delayed and you incur costs related to this unexpected event. Most cards only cover you up to a fixed amount per day that can be used towards meals and accommodations.
Delayed baggage insurance is included on this card. As it can be guessed from the name, this type of insurance protects travels against the loss or delay of checked baggage that is not delivered in a set amount of time. Normally credit cards offering this type of insurance have a maximum allowance for re-inbursement.
Car rental insurance is also included on this card. Collision and damage coverage is a popular feature on credit cards that can save you money. Without this insurance policy you could be spending anywhere from $16 - $25 per day for vehicle insurance if you don't have this coverage. However it's important to note that most credit cards do not provide liability coverage therefore any damage to other cars, property or people would not be covered.