How Do You Get An American Express® Credit Card In Malaysia?
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Owning a credit card can bring many benefits to your day-to-day life. Among the reasons to apply for a credit card include increased buying power, cashbacks, or earning rewards. Whether you’re looking to make a big future purchase, or even just looking to improve your credit score, a credit card can help you improve your financial flexibility. 

With so many credit cards out there, it’s vital that you choose a credit card with benefits that align with your lifestyle. Maybank’s American Express Credit Cards offer a multitude of different benefits that can be enjoyed both locally and internationally. The American Express card is an internationally recognised card and is widely accepted by merchants from F&B, retail, e-commerce, petrol stations, and others worldwide.  

A Variety Of American Express® Cards You Can Choose From 

Whether you want to collect reward points and air miles or save money via cashback, the Maybank American Express credit cards can cater to your unique needs and lifestyles. Currently, Maybank offers a total of 9 American Express cards offering all kinds of premier benefits. 

So you’re interested in owning an American Express credit card and don’t know where to start? You can consider the Maybank 2 Gold Cards, American Express Cash Back Gold Card, or American Express Gold Credit Card as good entry-level options. Both the Maybank 2 Gold Cards and American Express Cash Back Gold Card offer attractive cashback rates with Maybank 2 Gold Cards offering a 5% weekend cashback, and American Express Cash Back Gold Card offering up to 1.5% unlimited cashback for all retail spend with no minimum spending and no cashback cap.

Fans of online shopping can also consider the Maybank Islamic Ikhwan American Express Platinum Credit Card-i, as this card comes with 8% cashback for online purchases. 

Looking for peace of mind when travelling? The Maybank 2 Platinum American Express Cards and American Express Platinum Card come with complimentary travel insurance worth up to RM700,000 a year. You’ll be able to cover various travel inconveniences including delayed or missed flights and lost luggage. 

For those looking to fully reap the benefits of international travel, Maybank also offers Singapore Airlines Krisflyer American Express Gold and Singapore Airlines Krisflyer American Express Platinum cards. In fact, you’ll be able to earn 3,000 and 7,000 Krisflyer points respectively before swiping your card for the first time. 

A truly premium experience comes in the form of Maybank 2 Cards Premier American Express Cards. Not only will you get up to RM1 million in travel insurance, but you’ll also be privy to Premier Lifestyle Program privileges which include up to 50% discount on dining and F&B at participating restaurants in Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, a 40% discount on dining at participating Marriott Bonvoy Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia, and complimentary green fees at selected golf clubs around the world. 

On top of all these benefits, you’ll be able to earn Maybank Treats Points and use them to redeem rewards including vouchers, electronics, and even air miles! 

Shop With American Express® At A Wide Range Of Merchants 

A growing number of merchants in Malaysia graciously accept American Express Card payments, including some of your favourite online platforms such as Lazada and Shopee. From restaurants, and retailers to supermarkets, these are the places where you can swipe your American Express Card in Malaysia: 

Retail stores:

Sembonia, Christy Ng, Bath & Body Works, Victoria’s Secret, Sephora, The Body Shop, Sasa, Lululemon, Xixili, 6ixtyEight, La Senza, Melissa, H&M, Cotton On, Uniqlo, Aldo, Zara, Bata, Decathlon, Puma, Running Lab, Muji, JD Sports, Charles & Keith, Pedro, Giordano 

Groceries/Pharmacies/Convenience stores:

Aeon, Aeon Big, Ben’s Independent Grocer, Cold Storage, Giant, Mercato, Jaya Grocer, Lulu Hypermarket, Mydin, Lotus, Village Grocer, NSK Trade City, Qra, Billion Hypermarket, Isetan, Nirwana Hypermarket, TF Valuemart, Urban Fresh 

F&B outlets:

McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, Dominos, Carl’s Jr, Texas Chicken, A&W, 4 Fingers, Auntie Anne’s, Kopi Kenangan, Starbucks, Gigi Coffee, Dome, Tony Roma’s, TGIFridays, Chilis, Boat Noodles, Nando’s, O’Briens, Serai, Baskin Robbins, Haagen Dasz, Manhattan Fish Market, Tealive, Secret Recipe, Sushi Jiro, Rakuzen, Sushi Zanmai, Sushi Tei, Old Town White Coffee, Coliseum, The Brew House, Putien, KyoChon

E-Commerce sites:

Grab, Zalora, Prestomall, McDonald’s, Dominos, O’Briens, IKEA,, Lazada, Fave, Mydin, E S H, Traveloka, GSC, TGV, Lush, Louis Vuitton, Seng Heng, MPH, Van Clef & Artels, Shopee, Sunway Lagoon, Legoland Malaysia, Uniqlo, Lost World of Tambun 


Petron, Petronas, Shell, Caltex


Guardian, Big Pharmacy, Aeon Wellness, Caring Pharmacy, Alpro,  HTM Pharmacy, Georgetown Pharmacy, Jom Pharmacy, Alpha Pharmacy, Healthlane Pharmacy, Farmasi


Machines, Switch, I Store, Dyson, Harvey Norman,  Mi Store, All IT, Seng Heng, Sony, Best Denki, TMT Megastore, TBM,  Samsung, E S H, Nespresso 

Convenience Stores: 

WH Smith, 99 Speedmart, Family Mart, MyNews, Don Don Donki 


Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Batik Air, Firefly 


Petrosains/The Discovery Center, Sunway Lagoon, Genting Skyword, Legoland Malaysia, Gamuda Cove, I-City Themepark  

More good news – Maybank credit cards are compatible with Apple Pay, which means you’ll be able to add your American Express credit cards to your Apple Wallet on your Apple devices, including iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac. You’ll be able to make faster contactless payments wherever you go! 

How To Sign Up For An American Express® Card? 

With a variety of American Express credit cards to choose from, you can enjoy the numerous benefits these cards have to offer. For those who are interested in becoming part of American Express’s globally renowned cashless network, you can sign up here

If you apply and spend with the Maybank KrisFlyer American Express® Platinum or Gold Credit Card, you can get up to 27,000 KrisFlyer miles. All you’ll need to do is apply and spend a minimum of RM2,888 within 60 days of the card approval date for your KrisFlyer Miles points, plus Bonus Miles. Learn more about it here. 

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