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A: You can use your Amex card abroad, but as you've found in the UK, American Express may only be accepted by certain companies when you're overseas. We're not sure if it's taken in every single country but you can use it in the USA, China, India, Hong Kong, South Africa, Singapore, Iceland and extensively throughout Europe e.g. France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Spain etc.
A: Yes, but there are some limitations. The only eligible Amex cards in the UK are Personal or Small Business Credit or Charge Card, or an American Express Corporate Card. For more information visit: https://www.americanexpress.com/uk/bene...
A: No. As an American company, where online gambling is largely illegal, they prefer not to get involved with the possible litigation that may ensue. However, you can use services like Skrill to fund your betting account using your Amex card.
A: Yes. If you're approved via an online application, you'll be given your new account details immediately to use for online shopping.
A: No. It's unlikely you'll find a mortgage company that allows you to pay with any credit card let alone Amex. It's worth double checking with your mortgage provider though just in case.