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August 3, 2020

American Express Expands Popular ‘Pay It Plan It’ and Pay Over Time to U.S. Consumer Green, Gold and Platinum Cards

More ways to pay plus no preset spending limit make American Express Green, Gold and Platinum uniquely versatile and innovative cards

Key Takeaways:

  • These Card Members now have more ways to pay for the things they buy
  • Card Members now can choose to create monthly payment plans with a fixed fee, carry a balance with interest or pay in full
  • Cards continue to offer rich rewards and lifestyle benefits, as well as the flexibility of no preset spending limit

New York, August 3, 2020 – As customers’ needs have evolved, American Express continues to bring innovative features and benefits to Card Members. Starting on August 1, Card Members have more ways to pay for the things they buy with the expansion of Pay It Plan It to its iconic U.S. Consumer Green, Gold and Platinum Cards, and Pay Over Time – already available on Green and Gold – to Platinum Cards. With the addition of these features, Card Members can choose to create monthly payment plans with a fixed fee and no interest1, carry a monthly balance with interest or pay their bill in full.

“We're bringing buy now, pay later to these Cards because we know our customers want to be in control of how they pay,” said Rachel Stocks, EVP, Global Premium Products & Benefits, American Express. “With the addition of these new payment options, these Cards provide a truly one-of-a-kind offering in areas our Card Members care about most – unique lifestyle benefits, rich rewards and now even greater payment flexibility and financial confidence.”

With Pay It Plan It and Pay Over Time features, American Express Green, Gold and Platinum Cards Members now have more ways to pay for purchases both big and small, all accessible from the American Express mobile app. In addition to these new payment options, with no preset spending limit, Card Members will still have purchasing power that adapts based on factors such as purchase, payment and credit history. Card Members can continue to enjoy rich rewards and lifestyle benefits and take advantage of new offers that align with their evolving needs.

PAY IT PLAN IT

Pay It Plan It is a feature that is built into most American Express U.S. Consumer Cards:

  • Pay It lets Card Members tap the Amex mobile app to quickly pay for small purchase amounts, under $100, throughout the month.
  • Plan It lets Card Members split up larger purchases of $100 or more into equal monthly payments with a fixed fee and no interest1. Card Members know upfront exactly how much they’ll pay each month. Card Members do not have to apply for a Plan; they simply click on an eligible purchase in the American Express mobile app, or on their online account at AmericanExpress.com, and choose to “Plan It.” Card Members still earn rewards the same way they would for other purchases.

Since its launch in 2017, Card Members have created nearly five million Plans, totaling nearly $4 billion. Pay It Plan It has become a popular tool for many Card Members, with Millennial and Gen Z making up 44 percent of Plans created. The average Plan size is approximately $789. Card Members who have used Plan It have created, on average, four plans.

To learn more about these features and for terms, visit here.

FOOTNOTE1:
The American Express® Green Card Rates and Fees
The American Express® Gold Card Rates and Fees
The Platinum Card® from American Express Rates and Fees

CONTACTS:

AMERICAN EXPRESS
Elizabeth Crosta
917-224-7949
Elizabeth.Crosta@aexp.com

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