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American Express Velocity Business Charge Card
American Express Velocity Business Charge Card

American Express Credit Cards

American Express Velocity Business Charge Card

Updated 17 September 2019

The American Express Velocity Business offers your business the ability to earn Velocity points on all your business expenses. The card comes with an annual fee of $249 and you earn 1 point per $1 spent, except for government bodies where you’ll earn 0.5 points per $1 spent. Use your Card for travel with Virgin Australia and you’ll earn 2 points for every $1 you spend.

Points Earn Rate (per $1 spent)

1 point

Velocity

Rewards Program

Velocity Frequent Flyer

Bonus Points

N/A

0 points over 12 months spend

My monthly card spend

Pros and cons

  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent, except for government bodies in Australia where you’ll earn 0.5 points per $1 spent
  • 2 complimentary single entries to domestic Virgin Australia lounges per year
  • Complimentary domestic and overseas travel insurance
  • Travel inconvenience cover & transport accident cover
  • Up to 51 days interest free period on purchases

  • Supplementary cards at an additional fee of $99 per year, per card

Creditcard.com.au review

Editor Review

American Express Velocity Business Charge Card

Roland Bleyer
Credit Card Expert with over 15 years card experience and the founder of Creditcard.com.au. about this card.

The American Express Velocity Business Charge Card

Providing your business with a wide range of excellent features, the American Express Velocity Business Charge Card offers you the opportunity to earn rewards on your business spending, while enjoying some wonderfully convenient tools and extras. Think a charge card might be right for your business? This offering from American Express may just be the charge card for you.

What we love...

One of the things we like most about the American Express Velocity Business Charge Card is its charge card capability. While still providing you with the ability to pay with plastic, it can offer more flexibility than a credit card, as it has no pre-set credit limit.

This can give you more flexibility in your business spending – all you need to do is pay the balance in full each month. And with up to 51 days interest free on purchases, you can extend your cashflow even further.

But that’s not all. This is a card that rewards you for your spending. Working in much the same way as other business rewards cards, the American Express Velocity Business Charge Card allows you to earn points on everyday spending, which can be redeemed on the Velocity program.

The earn rate on offer lets you earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases with Virgin Australia, 1 point per $1 spent on everyday business spend, except for government bodies in Australia where you’ll earn 0.5 points per $1 spent.

Points earned are automatically transferred to your Velocity Account each month, which can then be redeemed for flights or upgrades with Virgin Australia and its international airline partners, for a stay at selected hotels, for car rental, or for an extensive range of items within the Velocity Rewards Store.

What’s not so great...

As long as you understand how a charge card works – and don’t mistake it for a credit card – the American Express Velocity Business Charge Card doesn’t provide much to complain about.

You will have to cover the $249 annual fee, but this may be tax deductible, as long as the card is used solely for business purposes. Take note that supplementary cards linked to your account features an additional fee of $99 per year, per card.

Why should you choose this card?

Aside from its charge card flexibility and rewards points earning potential, the American Express Velocity Business Charge Card also has a number of other features on offer. As a cardholder, you can enjoy two complimentary single entry passes to the Virgin Australia lounge at selected domestic airports every year.

You can also benefit from a number of complimentary insurances, including domestic and overseas travel insurance, travel inconvenience cover and transport accident cover. Also on offer is emergency card replacement, online fraud protection and award-winning support from the American Express global customer service team.

In terms of business tools, the card provides transaction data feeds to MYOB accounting software, while also allowing you to keep track of expenditure by downloading statements and transaction details, and viewing balances using Quicken, MYOB or Microsoft Excel.

Overall Rating

A business charge card that allows cardholders to earn rewards on business spending, while taking advantage of a range of convenient features and business tools.

User reviews

American Express Velocity Business Charge Card ( based on 2 Creditcard.com.au user reviews )

48% rating based on 2 reviews

Rates
Fees
Rewards
Customer Service
Value

Rates and fees

Interest rates



Purchase rate N/A

Cash advance rate N/A

Interest free period on purchases up to 51 days

Credit limits

Minimum credit limt N/A

Maximum credit limit $25,000

Fees & repayments

Annual fee $249 p.a.

Additional card holder fee Up to 99 at no extra cost

Foreign transaction fee 3%

Minimum repayment 2.5% or $30. Full closing balance for the Amex Platinum Charge Card

Cash advance fee N/A

Late payment fee $30

Rewards and points

Rewards program

Rewards Program Velocity Frequent Flyer Velocity Frequent Flyer

Bonus points N/A

Annual points cap uncapped

Bonus points spend criteria N/A

Earning points with this card

Velocity Rewards points 1 point per $1 spent

Points cap per month N/A

Overseas earn rate same as standard earn rate

Additional features

Complimentary insurance

International Travel Insurance Yes

Flight Inconvenience Insurance No

Transit Accident Insurance No

Smartphone Screen Insurance No

Purchase Protection Insurance No

Extended Warranty Insurance No

Rental Vehicle Excess In Australia Insurance No

Extras

Two single entries to domestic Virgin Australia lounges per year

Overview

American Express Velocity Business Charge Card

* This is a charge card, so it has no pre-set spending limits and no interest charges, so you can make the most of your cash flow.

Key features

  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent, except for government bodies in Australia where you’ll earn 0.5 points per $1 spent
  • Earn 2 Velocity Points for every $1 spent with Virgin Australia
  • Up to 51 days interest free period on purchases
  • 2 complimentary single entries to domestic Virgin Australia lounges per year
  • Complimentary domestic and overseas travel insurance
  • Travel inconvenience cover & transport accident cover

Minimum criteria to apply for this card

  • Be over 18 years old

  • Good Credit and have not applied for multiple credit cards recently

  • Australian citizen or a permanent resident. Have a valid ABN and your business must be registered for GST.

  • Minimum income of $24,000 p.a.

  • You have your personal details ready to complete the online application

Roland B Bleyer

Roland B Bleyer founded Creditcard.com.au in 2005 and has extensive knowledge about credit cards. He personally answers all questions and write the editor reviews for each card here. Always keen to share his passion to educate consumers and help you select better suited credit cards.

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