How Can I Pay My American Express Bill Online?

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American Express has a website that lets you to make online payments to your credit card account. To use it, you need an online account linked to your American Express card and a bank account linked to your online account.

  1. Sign up for an online account with American Express

    If you have a credit card with American Express but do not have an online account, you can set up an online account at its website, On the home page, as of January 2015, there is a "Create New Online Account" link. Click on this link, fill in your card number, and follow the instructions on the page to set up personal preferences, create a username and password, and verify your information.

  2. Login to American Express online

    Once you have an online account set up and linked to your credit card, go to the American Express homepage. Choose the correct type of account and enter your username and password to login.

  3. Add a bank account if required

    The first time you use your American Express online account, you need to add a bank account to use for payments to your card if this was not set up when creating your online account. To add a bank account, go to the Profile option, then click on Payment Options. If you have a bank account linked already, it shows up on this screen; if you need to link a bank account, select the option to add bank accounts. Enter your bank information and bank account information. For checking accounts, the routing number and account number are available on any check associated with your bank account. Click Continue once you have filled in the information to set up a link between the bank account and your online credit card account.

  4. Select the Make Payment button from the American Express home section

    While logged in to your American Express online account, click on the Make Payment button. If you do not see this button, click on the Home option. After clicking on the Make Payment button, enter the amount you wish to pay. Click the Continue button, and verify the amount, bank account and payment date are all correct. Click on the Submit button to pay.