Charles Schwab American Express Platinum cards

The Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Charles Schwab

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The Art x Platinum designs are now available. Apply for a Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Charles Schwab and select your preferred metal Card design: classic Platinum, Platinum x Kehinde Wiley, or Platinum x Julie Mehretu.

The Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Charles Schwab is only available to clients who maintain an eligible Schwab account.‡*

80,000 Membership Rewards® points

You can earn 80,000 Membership Rewards® points after spending $8,000 in purchases on your Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Charles Schwab in your first 6 months of Card Membership.

Annual Fee: $695†¤

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Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Charles Schwab

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Benefits for Schwab clients

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    Earn Membership Rewards points‡

    Watch points add up. When you use your Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Charles Schwab, you can earn one Membership Rewards® point for every dollar you spend on eligible purchases.ǂ

    Use Pay With Points at checkout to treat yourself to rewards from a variety of partners including travel, shopping, dining and entertainment.ǂ

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    Invest with rewards‡

    Use Membership Rewards® points for deposits by Schwab to your eligible brokerage account.

  • Schwab Appreciation Bonus‡

    You can receive: (1) a $100 Card statement credit if your qualifying Schwab holdings are equal to or greater than $250,000 and less than $1,000,000; (2) a $200 Card statement credit if your qualifying Schwab holdings are equal to or greater than $1,000,000 and less than $10,000,000; or (3) a $1,000 Card statement credit if your qualifying Schwab holdings are equal to or greater than $10,000,000, in each case when measured following Card account approval and annually thereafter. Terms and limitations apply.
     

Additional Platinum Card® benefits

Additional Platinum Card® benefits

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    Earn 5X Points

    • 5X Membership Rewards® points on up to $500,000 per calendar year on flights booked directly with airlines or through American Express Travel® via AmexTravel.com or by calling 1-800-525-3355.
    • 5X Membership Rewards® points on eligible prepaid hotels booked through AmexTravel.com, including The Hotel Collection.
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    $200 Hotel Credit, $200 Airline Fee Credit

    Get $200 back in statement credits each year on prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts® or The Hotel Collection* bookings through American Express Travel when you pay with your Platinum Card®.‡ And if you fly, you can receive up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year after you select one qualifying airline and incidental fees** are charged by the airline to your Platinum Card®.

    *The Hotel Collection requires a minimum two-night stay.
    **American Express relies on airlines to submit the correct information on airline transactions to identify incidental fee purchases. If you do not see a credit for a qualifying incidental purchase on your eligible Card after 8 weeks, simply call the number on the back of your Card. Qualifying airlines are subject to change. See terms & conditions for more details.

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    $240 Digital Entertainment Credit

    Get up to $20 in statement credits each month when you pay for eligible purchases  with the Platinum Card® at participating partners. This can be an annual savings of up to $240. To view participating partners, visit americanexpress.com/platinum. Enrollment required.ǂ

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  • $189 CLEAR® Plus Credit

    CLEAR® Plus helps get you to your gate faster by using unique facial attributes to verify you are you at 50+ airports nationwide. You can cover the cost of a CLEAR Plus Membership, excluding any applicable taxes, with up to $189 in statement credits per calendar year after you enroll and pay for CLEAR Plus which is subject to auto-renewal with your Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Charles Schwab.
     

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    More Ways to Pay

    You're in control with more ways to pay. You can choose to:

    • Pay your bill in full each month
    • Use the Pay Over Time feature to carry a balance with interest on eligible purchases¤
    • Use Plan It to select large purchases and split them into monthly payments with a fixed fee¤

    There is a limit on the total amount that you can carry as a balance or move into a Plan. Any purchases beyond your limit need to be paid in full when your bill is due.ǂ

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FAQs

This Card is issued by American Express National Bank. Schwab and American Express National Bank, have partnered together to create the American Express Platinum Card® for Schwab, exclusively designed for Schwab investors like you.

Please note that Schwab is not involved with any credit decision, or in the approval process, for any applicant for the Card.

Individuals 18 years of age or over with a valid U.S. home address (including in the U.S. territories and Puerto Rico) and an eligible Schwab account may apply for a Card account.

An eligible account means (1) a Schwab One® or Schwab General Brokerage Account held in your name or in the name of a revocable living trust where you are the grantor and trustee or (2) a Schwab Traditional, Roth or Rollover IRA that is not managed by an independent investment advisor pursuant to a direct contractual relationship between you and such independent advisor.

If you don't have an eligible Schwab account, you can open one at schwab.com/schwabone or by calling 866-385-1227.

No. You will need to apply and be approved for a new American Express Platinum Card® for Schwab account.

Yes, you can enable access to your americanexpress.com Card account information through your Schwab.com Account Summary page.

For servicing-related questions about your Card account, call the number on the back of your Card.

The Membership Rewards® program gives you one point for every dollar spent on your Card eligible purchases. Choose rewards from over 500 leading brands in travel, gift cards, merchandise, or entertainment, or redeem points for deposits by Schwab into your eligible Schwab account through Invest with Rewards. Terms and Conditions for the Membership Rewards® program apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms for more information. Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice.

For the American Express Platinum Card® for Schwab, you can redeem Membership Rewards® points for deposits by Schwab into your eligible Schwab account(s).

You can use the deposits in your eligible Schwab account to purchase investments available through Schwab.

For investment help, please call a Schwab investment professional 24/7 at 866-385-1227 or use our online tools and services to help guide you.

If you have multiple eligible Schwab accounts, each time you make a redemption you will be asked to select the account in which you would like the deposits by Schwab to be made.

Please consult with your tax advisor regarding the tax implications of any reward. See www.americanexpress.com/us/cs-platinum-benefit-terms for benefit terms and conditions.
 

This benefit is only available to the Basic Card Member on The Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Charles Schwab, and will be awarded based on either 1) the Basic Card Member's membership in Schwab Private Wealth Services or 2) the Basic Card Member's Qualifying Schwab Holdings, in each case as described below. Basic Card Members may only receive one Schwab Appreciation Bonus each year of Card Membership.

Schwab Appreciation Bonus Measurement Dates
Your membership in Schwab Private Wealth Services, or Qualifying Schwab Holdings will be measured within five business days after (a) Card account approval and (b) the first calendar day of your annual Card account renewal month (each date, a "Measurement Date").

Schwab Appreciation Bonus Amounts 
If on a Measurement Date either:

(1) your Qualifying Schwab Holdings are:

  • (i) equal to or greater than $250,000 and less than $1,000,000, you will receive a $100 Card statement credit;
  • or (ii) equal to or greater than $1,000,000 and less than $10,000,000, you will receive a $200 Card statement credit;
  • or (iii) equal to or greater than $10,000,000, you will receive a $1,000 Card statement credit;.

Or (2) you are a member of Schwab Private Wealth Services you will receive a $1,000 Card Statement credit;

Terms and Conditions for the Schwab Private Wealth Services program apply; visit schwab.com/programdetails for more information.

The Schwab Appreciation bonus may be taxable income to you and may be reported on IRS Form 1099. You are responsible for any federal or state taxes resulting from the Schwab Appreciation Bonus. Please consult your tax advisor if you have questions about the tax treatment of the Schwab Appreciation Bonus.

Qualifying Schwab Holdings
Qualifying Schwab Holdings are the sum of the following assets and obligations: (1) the aggregate assets held in the following non-retirement Schwab Brokerage Account types over which the Basic Card Member is an owner, grantor or trustee: individual, joint, revocable living trusts (where the grantor and trustee are the same), testamentary trusts, custodial, 529, guardianship, conservatorship, estate, usufruct, and life estate accounts; plus (2) the aggregate assets held in the following retirement Schwab Brokerage Account types over which the Basic Card Member is an owner, grantor or trustee: Traditional Individual Retirement Accounts ("IRAs"), Roth and Roth Conversion IRAs and Rollover IRAs, but excluding IRAs, Roth and Roth Conversion IRAs and Rollover IRAs that are managed by an independent investment advisor pursuant to a direct contractual relationship between the Basic Card Member and such independent investment advisor; plus (3) the aggregate assets held in the following Schwab Bank Account types over which the Basic Card Member is an owner or grantor: checking, savings, and pledged asset accounts; plus (4) the outstanding mortgage and home equity loan balances owed to Schwab Bank by the Basic Card Member. Retirement assets not held in accounts listed above are excluded.

Please allow 6 - 8 weeks after calculation for the Schwab Appreciation Bonus to be posted. To receive this benefit, your Card account must be active and not in default at the time of fulfillment. Your Schwab Brokerage and Schwab Bank Account types are described on your account statements available at www.schwab.com (or www.schwaballiance.com for clients of independent investment advisors). You can view your Schwab Brokerage and Schwab Bank balances on the Account Summary page of www.schwab.com (or www.schwaballiance.com for clients of independent investment advisors). For questions about your Qualifying Schwab Holdings, please contact Schwab at 866-385-1227. Only Qualifying Schwab Holdings, or membership in Schwab Private Wealth Services, in each case as of each Measurement Date, will be evaluated to determine eligibility for this benefit. For questions about your annual Card account renewal month, please call the number on the back of your Card.