IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING RATES, FEE, AND OTHER COST INFORMATION
INTEREST RATES AND INTEREST CHARGES
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Purchases
0.0% introductory APR for the first 9 months .
After that, your APR will be 11.24% (Prime Rate + 7.99%),15.24% (Prime Rate + 11.99%) or 19.24% (Prime Rate + 15.99%), based on your creditworthiness as determined at the time of account opening. This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.
APR for Cash Advances
21.24% (Prime Rate+ 17.99%)
This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.
Penalty APR and When It Applies
27.24% (Prime Rate+ 23.99%)
This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.
This APR will apply to your account if:
1) You make 2 or more late payments in a 12-month period;
2) You do not pay the Minimum Payment due by the closing date of the billing period in which it is due; or
3) You make a payment that is returned.
How Long Will the Penalty APR Apply? If the Penalty APR is applied, it will apply for a minimum of 12 billing periods in a row, and will continue to apply until after you have made timely payments, with no returned payments for 12 billing periods in a row.
Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of each billing period. We will not charge you interest on purchases if you pay your entire balance by the due date each month. We will begin charging interest on cash advances and balance transfers on the transaction date.
Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each cash advance, whichever is greater.
2.7% of each transaction after conversion to US dollars.
- Returned Payment
Up to $35
How We Will Calculate Your Balance: We use a method called "average daily balance (including new purchases.)"
Loss of Introductory APR: We will end any Introductory APR and apply the Purchase APR if you make a late payment. Your introductory APR will also end if the Penalty APR applies to your Account.
Variable APRs for each billing period are based on the Prime Rate published in The Wall Street Journal 2 days before the Closing Date of the billing period. The Wall Street Journal may not publish the Prime Rate on that day. If it does not, we will use the Prime Rate from the previous day it was published. If the Prime Rate increases, variable APRs will increase. In that case, you may pay more interest and have a higher Minimum Payment Due. When the Prime Rate changes, the resulting changes to variable APRs take effect as of the first day of the billing period. Variable APRs are accurate as of 02/25/2014. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
View the full Card Member Agreement.
By submitting this application, you, as an individual and the Authorizing Officer of the Company, (a) are requesting us to open an Account in the name of the Company, (b) are requesting that we issue Card(s) as you direct, (c) are agreeing to be jointly and severally liable with the Company for all charges to the account, and (d) are REPRESENTING THAT ALL CARD(S) ISSUED ON THE ACCOUNT WILL ONLY BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL OR BUSINESS PURPOSES. Only qualified individuals 18 or over may be approved for a Card Account. This offer is available to US Residents. When you use the Account (or sign or keep the Card), you agree to the terms of the Card Member Agreement that will be provided to you for the Account. The Card Member Agreement includes an arbitration provision, which impacts the opportunity to have claims related to the Account heard in court or resolved by a jury, and to participate in a class action or similar proceeding. We may change the terms of, or add new terms to, the Card Member Agreement at any time, subject to applicable law. We may apply any changed or new terms to any existing and future balances on your Account, subject to applicable law.
You promise that the information you provide on this application is accurate. You authorize us to verify this information and to obtain reports from consumer reporting agencies. You authorize us and our affiliates and subsidiaries to share information we have about you at any time for marketing and administrative purposes as permitted by law. Upon request, we will tell you if we have received a consumer report and the name and address of the agency that provided it.
Additional Cards: You must notify Additional Card Members that we may obtain, provide, and use information about them and that their use of your Account is subject to certain provisions of the Card Member Agreement.
Patriot Act Notice: Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who opens an account, including your name, address, date of birth and other information that will allow us to verify your identity.
New York residents may contact the New York Department of Financial Services to obtain a comparative list of credit card rates, fees, and grace periods by calling 1-800-518-8866.
Cash advance at ATMs: We may issue you a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to use to obtain cash advances at participating ATMs. Or you may request a PIN for cash advances by contacting us. We will send you a letter confirming your PIN.
Notice to Delaware Residents: Service charges not in excess of those permitted by law will be charged on the outstanding balances from month to month.
Notice to Oregon Residents: Service charges not in excess of those permitted by law will be charged on the outstanding balances from month to month. You may pay more than the minimum payment due, up to your entire outstanding balance, at any time.
Notice to Ohio Residents: The Ohio laws against discrimination require that all creditors make credit equally available to all credit worthy customers, and that credit reporting agencies maintain separate credit histories on each individual upon request. The Ohio civil rights commission administers compliance with this law.
Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months.
Get 10,000 Membership Rewards® points after your first purchase on the Card
The following benefits and services are subject to change or cancellation.
You can earn 10,000 Membership Rewards® points after your first qualifying purchase on your Card within your first 90 days of Card Membership starting from the date your account is approved. In rare instances, your period to make your first purchase may be shorter than 90 days if there is a delay in mailing your Card. Also, purchases may fall outside of the 90-day period in some cases, such as a delay in merchants submitting transactions to us or if the purchase date differs from the date you made the transaction. (For example, if you buy goods online, the purchase date may be the date the goods are shipped). The 10,000 additional points will be credited to your Membership Rewards® account 6-8 weeks after you have met the purchase requirement. For questions regarding your Card account, please call the number on the back of your Card. American Express reserves the right to modify or revoke the offer at any time. Offer limited to 10,000 welcome additional points per Card account. Terms and Conditions for the Membership Rewards® program apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms or call 1-800-AXP-EARN (297-3276) for more information. Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice.
Account Managers and Agents must be at least 18 years old. American Express® Business Line of Credit accounts are not eligible for Account Managers.
Additional Card Spending Limits
Additional Card Spending Limits may be set up online or by calling the number on the back of your Card. The Spending Limit is not a guarantee that the Additional Card Member will be able to make purchases up to that limit. There are certain purchases where the limit does not apply such as restaurant tips and hotel stays extended beyond their original reservation period and the overall Account capacity is taken into consideration. For more information on the application of the limit, please refer to the Spending Limit Terms & Conditions that will be included in the confirmation letter mailed to you after your limit is applied to each Additional Card.
Annual Relationship Bonus
You will receive a relationship bonus in the form of Membership Rewards® points for eligible purchases made using your Blue for Business® Credit Card. The number of Membership Rewards points you receive will equal 30% of eligible purchases charged to your Card account during an anniversary year. Your relationship bonus will be posted to your Membership Rewards account no later than thirty days after the anniversary of your Card account occurs. Your account must be in good standing to receive your relationship bonus each anniversary year. An anniversary year is 12 billing periods in a row, beginning with the one in which the anniversary of your Card account occurs. Eligible purchases are purchases for goods and services minus returns and other credits. Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchases of travelers checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, or purchases of other cash equivalents. Additional terms and restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions for the Membership Rewards® program apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms or call 1-800-AXP-EARN (297-3276) for more information. Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice.
Not all disputes are resolved in the Card Member's favor.
Global Assist® Hotline
While Global Assist® Hotline coordination and assistance services are offered at no additional charge from American Express, Card Members are responsible for the costs charged by third-party service providers. For full Terms and Conditions, see americanexpress.com/GAterms.
Membership Rewards® Pay with Points
To use Pay with Points, you must charge your purchase through amextravel.com or American Express Travel to a Membership Rewards® program-enrolled American Express® Card. Points will be debited from your Membership Rewards account, and credit for corresponding dollar amount will be issued to the American Express Card account used. If points redeemed do not cover entire amount, the balance of purchase price will remain on the American Express Card account. Minimum redemption 5,000 points. See membershiprewards.com/terms for Membership Rewards program terms and conditions.If a charge for a purchase is included in a Pay Over Time feature balance on your Linked Account (for example, the Extended Payment Option), the statement credit associated with that charge may not be applied to that Pay Over Time feature balance. Instead the statement credit may be applied to your Pay in Full balance. If you believe this has occurred, please contact us by calling the number on the back of your Card.
Membership Rewards® Program
Terms and Conditions for the Membership Rewards® program apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms or call 1-800-AXP-EARN (297-3276) for more information. Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice.
Membership Rewards® Program – Use points for everyday charges
Using Points for Your Charges is only available to Basic Consumer and OPEN Card Members enrolled in the U.S. Membership Rewards® program. Authorized agents, authorized account managers, Additional Card Members and Authorized Additional Card Members are not eligible. All Linked Card accounts must be in good standing. A minimum of 1,000 Membership Rewards points in your program account is required and you may use Membership Rewards points only toward the entire amount of an eligible charge. American Express will present the eligible charges you can use points towards, and we may change which charges are eligible at any time without notice. American Express is under no obligation to make charges available for redemption using Membership Rewards points. For each transaction, points will be debited immediately from your Membership Rewards program account and a credit will be issued to your Linked Card account for the corresponding dollar amount within 48 hours. Credits processed after the Card account's statement closing date will appear in the following billing period. You are responsible for payment of the amount due on your Card account by the due date even after using this feature. To learn about this feature and redeem points online, visit membershiprewards.com/yourcharges.
Membership Rewards® Program - Ticketmaster®
A minimum of 2000 Membership Rewards® points is required to redeem at Ticketmaster.com.
Membership Rewards® program - 2X Points with American Express Travel
Eligible purchases are travel purchases, excluding car reservations and non-prepaid hotels, booked on amextravel.com on your Membership Rewards program-enrolled American Express Card. To earn 2X points on each dollar of eligible purchases, you must charge air, prepaid hotel, vacation packages (flight + hotel packages), American Express Vacations packages or cruise reservations through amextravel.com to your eligible, Membership Rewards program-enrolled American Express Card. Any portion of a charge that you elect to pay through redemption of Membership Rewards points is not eligible to earn points. Extra points will be credited to the Membership Rewards account 10-12 weeks after final payment is made. See membershiprewards.com/terms for the Membership Rewards program terms and conditions.
OPEN Savings® Benefit
The OPEN Savings benefit is built in to Business Cards from American Express OPEN and provides either up to a 10% discount or up to 4 additional Membership Rewards® points for each eligible dollar spent at OPEN Savings merchants. To take advantage of this benefit, payment must be made with a Business Card from American Express OPEN at the time of purchase. All Cards under a particular Card Account (including the Basic Card as well as any Additional or Employee Cards) are combined for the purposes of calculating OPEN Savings benefits. All OPEN Savings benefits are credited to the Basic Card Member only. Please allow up to 12 weeks for your benefit to appear on your monthly statement. If your Card Account is not eligible to receive Membership Rewards points or is not enrolled in the Membership Rewards program, you will receive the OPEN Savings benefit as a discount that will be provided as a statement credit to that Card Account. If your Card Account is enrolled in the Membership Rewards program you have the option of receiving your OPEN Savings benefit either as a discount or as additional Membership Rewards points. The relative value of the benefit options will differ depending on how you use your Membership Rewards points. The redemption value of additional points that you receive under the Membership Rewards Points Benefit may be less than the dollar value of statement credits that you receive under the Discount Benefit. You can change your OPEN Savings benefit selection a maximum of once per calendar month. Changes normally take effect within 72 hours from the time you submit a change to your benefit selection. Purchases that are eligible for the OPEN Savings benefit that are returned or credited from an OPEN Savings merchant will result in a reversal of your statement credit or removal of Membership Rewards points depending on your benefit election at the time of the return or credit. The benefit may not be available at all OPEN Savings partner locations. For a full list of individual OPEN Savings merchants and benefit descriptions, please visit opensavings.com. The OPEN Savings benefit (including merchant participation and offers) is subject to change at any time without notice. Membership Rewards program terms and conditions apply. OPEN Savings offers may be subject to exclusions, benefit limits and other restrictions or limitations. For full terms and conditions including specific paragraphs on the Benefit Selection and How Returns Work, go to opensavings.com.
ReceiptMatchSM is only available with Business Cards from American Express OPEN. For full terms and conditions and enrollment, go to www.open.com/receiptmatch
Roadside Assistance Hotline
Roadside Assistance Hotline is a 24-hour dispatch hotline that can send a tow operator or locksmith to assist in an emergency situation. While Roadside Assistance Hotline is available at no additional charge, the Card Member will be charged for any services or goods provided. Tow operator or locksmith can provide the following services: towing, winching, jump starts, flat tire change when Card Member has a workable spare, lockout service when key is in vehicle and delivery of up to 2 gallons of fuel. Services are available when traveling within the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and only when Card Member is present with the eligible vehicle. This product does not cover some vehicles, e.g. rental vehicles, motorcycles, taxicabs, unlicensed vehicles, tractors and trucks over 10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight. Other important exclusions apply. We may be unable to provide you with coordination and assistance services in case of inclement weather or on roadways which restrict access to certain service providers. Subject to additional important terms, conditions and exclusions. For full Terms and Conditions, call 1-800-333-AMEX or see americanexpress.com/RAterms.
Seller of Travel
Liability Statement. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and representatives (collectively, "Amex") act as an agent for travel suppliers and you understand and agree that Amex shall not be liable for any loss, injury, expense or damage to persons or property resulting, directly or indirectly, from (1) the acts of omissions of travel suppliers, including but not limited to delays, overbooking's, cancellation of services, cessation of operations, accidents or failures of equipment, or changes in fares, itineraries or schedules; or (2) acts of God, fires, earthquakes, floods, climatic aberrations, acts of governmental authorities, civil unrest, strikes, riots, theft, disease, accidents or failures related to the public internet, telecommunications lines or facilities, or third party technology systems, or any other cause beyond the control of Amex.Intermediary Disclosure. Amex assists you in finding travel suppliers and making arrangements that meet your individual needs. We consider various factors in identifying travel suppliers to you and recommending specific itineraries. In this role, we are acting as an independent third party and not as a fiduciary. We want you to be aware that certain suppliers pay us commissions as well as incentives for reaching sales targets or other goals, and from time to time may also provide incentives to our travel counselors. Certain suppliers may also provide compensation to us for various marketing and administrative services that we perform for them, such as granting them access to our marketing channels, participating in marketing programs and supporting technology initiatives. In addition, we receive compensation from suppliers when customers use the American Express Card or other American Express products to pay for supplier products and services. From time to time we may enter into other business relationships with suppliers and these arrangements, including levels and types of compensation and incentives we receive, are subject to change. In identifying suppliers and recommending itineraries, we may consider a number of factors, including supplier availability and your preferences. The relationships we have with suppliers may also influence the suppliers we identify and the itineraries we recommend.For more information please visit www.americanexpress.com/travelterms
CALIFORNIA: This transaction is covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) if the seller of travel was registered and participating in the TCRF at the time of sale and the passenger is located in California at the time of payment. Eligible passengers may file a claim with TCRF if the passenger is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel services which the seller of travel failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded to you when required. The maximum amount which may be paid by the TCRF to any one passenger is the total amount paid on behalf of the passenger to the seller of travel, not to exceed $15,000. A claim must be submitted to the TCRF within 12 months after the scheduled completion date of the travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee. Claimants must agree to waive their right to other civil remedies against a registered participating seller of travel for matters arising out of a sale for which you file a TCRF claim. You may request a claim form by writing to: Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation; P.O. Box 6001; Larkspur, CA 94977-6001; or by visiting TCRC's website at: www.tcrcinfo.org.
WASHINGTON: If transportation or other services are canceled by the seller of travel, all sums paid to the seller of travel for services not performed in accordance with the contract between the seller of travel and the purchaser will be refunded within thirty (30) days of receiving the funds from the vendor with whom the services were arranged, or if the funds were not sent to the vendor, the funds shall be returned within fourteen (14) days after cancellation by the seller of travel to the purchaser unless the purchaser requests the seller of travel to apply the money to another travel product and/or date.NEVADA:
RECOVERY FUND FOR CONSUMERS DAMAGED BY SELLERS OF TRAVELYou may be eligible for payment from the Recovery Fund if you have paid money to a seller of travel registered in Nevada for the purchase of travel services or a vacation certificate and you have suffered certain financial damages as a result of the transaction. To obtain information relating to your rights under the Recovery Fund and the filing of a claim for recovery from the Recovery Fund, you may contact the Consumer Affairs Division of the Department of Business and Industry at the following locations:SOUTHERN NEVADA: 1850 East Sahara Avenue, Suite 101, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104, Phone: 702.486.7355, Fax: 702.486.7371, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTHERN NEVADA: 4600 Kietzke Lane, Building B, Suite 113, Reno, Nevada 89502, Phone: 775.688.1800, Fax: 775.688.1803, e-mail: email@example.com
California CST#1022318-10, Washington UBI#600-469-694, Iowa TA#002, Nevada NV#2001-0126.
The Online Year-End Summary, available each January 1st, reflects charges posted to your account from January 1st through December 31st of the prior year.
For important information on policy terms, go to americanexpress.com/benefitsguide
Baggage Insurance Plan
American Express Card Baggage Insurance Plan is underwritten by AMEX Assurance Company, Administrative Office, Phoenix, AZ under Policy AX0400, Policy AX0401, Policy BIP-AX0402, or Policy BIP-IND. For residents of GU, MP, FM, MH, and PW, the Plan is underwritten by Tokio Marine Pacific Insurance Limited, Hagatna, Guam under Policy CRCB000000100. Coverage is determined by the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the Policies applicable to your Card and is subject to change with notice. This document does not supplement or replace the Policies. To be covered, you must pay the entire fare for travel on a Common Carrier (e.g. plane, train, ship, bus, except charters) with your eligible Card. Entire Fare means the cost of the full fare for a Covered Trip on a Common Carrier. You can pay for all of the cost in U.S. dollars, or use both dollars and American Express Membership Rewards® Points. But if you use frequent flyer miles or points from another program to pay for all or part of the fare, you will not be covered. To be eligible for claim payment, your account must be in good standing. This product provides secondary coverage. This means it pays eligible benefits not paid by any primary insurance that you have. For lost checked baggage, a written report of the loss must be filed with the Common Carrier. For carry-on baggage, a written report of the loss must be filed with a local law enforcement agency if theft is suspected. For full Terms and Conditions, see americanexpress.com/BIPterms.
Car Rental Loss and Damage Insurance
Car Rental Loss and Damage Insurance is underwritten by AMEX Assurance Company, Administrative Office, Phoenix, AZ under Policy AX0925, Policy AX0926, Policy CRLDI-AX0927, or Policy CRLDI-IND. For residents of GU, MP, FM, MH, and PW, the Plan is underwritten by Tokio Marine Pacific Insurance Limited, Hagatna, Guam under Policy CRCB000000101. Coverage is determined by the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the Policies applicable to your Card and is subject to change with notice. This document does not supplement or replace the Policies. Coverage applies for the first 30 days of an auto rental and when rented from a Car Rental Company. This policy does not cover some vehicles, e.g. full-sized sport utility vehicles, off-road vehicles, cars with an original manufacturer's suggested new retail price of USD $50,000 or more, and exotic cars, as described in the Terms and Conditions. To be eligible for claim payment, your account must be in good standing. This product provides secondary coverage. This means it pays eligible benefits not paid by any primary insurance that you have. This product provides collision damage to the rented vehicle but does not cover such things as personal injury or personal liability, damages to other vehicles or property, or injury to other persons. For full Terms and Conditions, see americanexpress.com/CRLDIterms.
Extended Warranty is underwritten by AMEX Assurance Company, Administrative Office, Phoenix, AZ under Policy AX0953, Policy AX0954, Policy EW-AX0958, or Policy EW-IND. For residents of GU, MP, FM, MH, and PW, the Plan is underwritten by Tokio Marine Pacific Insurance Limited, Hagatna, Guam under Policy CRCB000000104. Coverage is determined by the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the Policies applicable to your Card and is subject to change with notice. This document does not supplement or replace the Policy. Shipping and handling costs for the purchase will not be refunded. Certain purchases are not covered, e.g. items with physical damage, damage as a result of natural disaster, software, motorized devices and vehicles and their parts. Other important exclusions apply. You will only be covered up to the amount charged on your eligible Card; coverage is limited up to a maximum of $10,000 per occurrence; not to exceed $50,000 per Card Member account per calendar year. You may be required to send the purchased item to us, in which case we will reimburse you for shipping cost. This product is in excess of other warranty plans that you have in place for the eligible item. To be eligible for claim payment, your account must be in good standing. For full Terms and Conditions, see americanexpress.com/EWterms.
Purchase Protection is underwritten by AMEX Assurance Company, Administrative Office, Phoenix, AZ under Policy AX0951, Policy AX0952, Policy AX0956, or Policy PP-IND. For residents of GU, MP, FM, MH, and PW, the Plan is underwritten by Tokio Marine Pacific Insurance Limited, Hagatna, Guam under Policy CRCB000000105. Coverage is determined by the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the Policies applicable to your Card and is subject to change with notice. This document does not supplement or replace the Policy. Shipping and handling costs for the purchase will not be refunded. Certain purchases are not covered, e.g. items lost by Card Member, consumable and perishable items, motorized vehicles, items stolen from a motor vehicle, and items damaged partially or entirely by natural disaster or normal wear and tear. Other important exclusions apply. You will only be reimbursed for the amount charged to your eligible Card; coverage is limited up to $1,000 per occurrence; not to exceed $50,000 per Card Member account per calendar year. You may be required to send the purchased item to us, in which case we will reimburse you for shipping cost. To be eligible for claim payment, your account must be in good standing. This product provides secondary coverage. This means it pays eligible benefits not paid by any primary insurance that you have. For full Terms and Conditions, see americanexpress.com/PPterms.
Travel Accident Insurance
Travel Accident Insurance is underwritten by AMEX Assurance Company, Administrative Office, Phoenix, AZ under Policy AX0948, Policy AX0949, or Policy TAI-AX0955. For residents of GU, MP, FM, MH, and PW, the Plan is underwritten by Tokio Marine Pacific Insurance Limited, Hagatna, Guam under CRCB000000106. Coverage is determined by the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the Policies applicable to your Card and is subject to change with notice. This document does not supplement or replace the Policy. To be covered, you must pay the Entire Fare** with your eligible Card on a Common Carrier (e.g. plane, train, ship, bus, except charters). Entire Fare** means the cost of the full fare for a Covered Trip on a Common Carrier. You can pay for all of the cost in U.S. dollars, or use both dollars and American Express Membership Rewards® Points. But if you use frequent flyer miles or points from another program to pay for all or part of the fare, you will not be covered, except for New Hampshire residents. Please read important exclusions and restrictions. To be eligible for claim payment, your account must be in good standing. For full Terms and Conditions, see americanexpress.com/TAIterms.
**Definition of entire fare differs for residents of New Hampshire. See full Terms and Conditions for details.