Retiree Benefits

The continuing benefits list effective January 2020.

Annual Card Fee

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A Before retirement you have to be in possession of an Amex Card where the membership fee is funded by Amex.
B. On retirement you have to retain this specific card.
C. You have to retire directly from Amex, ie no break in employment.
D. You do not change the card product, ie green to gold or vice versa, after retirement.
If these criteria are met the membership fee is automatically refunded by Amex on retirement and then automatically every year. You do not have to claim the refund. You cannot get it back dated.


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Newsletters, which are produced quarterly, are delivered by post only to those Retirees who retired prior to June 2010. An electronic Newsletter is also available, each intervening month. Sign up for this on the Home Page.

Retiree Club Events

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All events are advertised together with the appropriate location and any costs involved, in the various Newsletters and on this website. You may also bring along guests to any event unless specifically advised otherwise.

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Travel Discounts

Discounts are provided by Kanoo Travel and are available when using some travel companies. There is no credit card surcharge. Please call 0800 458 3412 to check for full details.

Travellers Cheques and Currency

Arrange commission free transactions through local UK Kanoo Offices (see list below)

Fred Olsen Cruises

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We have teamed up with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines to offer a 10% discount on all cruise prices. When booking quote "Amex10" as the promotional code. Follow this link to find out more.

IAM Roadsmart Assessment

Mature driver

We have teamed up with IAM RoadSmart to offer these courses at the reduced price of £35 per person. When booking quote "Amex35" as the promotional code. Follow this link to find out more.

Rugby Division

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Rugby Division is an international leisurewear company based in France and which has made a name over the years at creating high quality sports inspired garments featuring innovative designs. It offers a comprehensive range of urban Men, Ladies and Kids clothing.

Since 2015, the Company has been advised by our former American Express colleague and fellow Retiree Pascal Guignard

In order to celebrate the launch of their new international website and eShop, Rugby Division is pleased to offer all members of the American Express Retirees Club a 10% discount on all orders (except on merchandise featured in the outlet section). Please quote code “events2017” when checking-out. The code will be valid until further notice.

Dividend Cheques


Kanoo Foreign Exchange will cash your Retiree Dividend Cheques without the need to visit an office. Go to the Forms Page to download the appropriate form. All the instructions you need are within the form.

Group Medical Aid B30+

Medical Aid

If you leave American Express, your membership will cease immediately. However, as a member of a corporate policy you are entitled to benefit from continued medical cover if you choose to enrol on one of Aviva’s individual plans. Terms and conditions will apply, and the terms of the individual plan may differ from those of the American Express scheme. Should you wish to consider this option you should contact the Aviva sales advice line on 0800 142 142 quoting American Express and policy number - 961BCF to discuss your options. To qualify for continued benefit without affecting your underwriting you need to apply within 45 days from the date your membership under the scheme ceases.

Current American Express Travel and Foreign Exchange Offices in UK (Jan 2017)
City Address Telephone
Birmingham 34 Union Street Birmingham B2 4SR 0121 644 5555
Bristol 35 Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1QE 0117 906 5101
Edinburgh 44 Princes St, Edinburgh, EH22BY 0131 718 2505
Guildford 38 - 40 High Street Guildford GU1 3EL 01483 551605
Leicester 1 Horsefair Street, Leicester, LE1 5BP 0116 242 1801
London Oxford Street 53 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2EG 0207 484 9675
For all Retiree Travel needs
3 St Mary's Gate, Manchester, M1 1PX 0800 458 3412
0161 833 7303
Nottingham 2 Victoria Street, Nottingham NG1 2EX 01159 247705
Sheffield 20 Charles Street, Sheffield S1 1GW 0114 263 9305
Southampton 99 Above Bar, Southampton SO14 7FG 02380 716805
Current Foreign Exchange Offices ONLY in UK (Feb 2016)
City Address Telephone
Bluewater Bluewater Shopping Centre, Unit LO5AB, Greenhithe, DA9 9SJ 01322 352780
Bournemouth 95A Old Christchurch Road Bournemouth BH1 1EH 01202 780752
Coventry 5 Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre Coventry CV1 1LL 0247 622 5511
Croydon 1 Crown Hill Croydon CR0 1RY 020 8256 0810
Derby Unit SU158 Westfield Shopping Centre Derby DE1 2PG 01322 342941
Lakeside Unit 347 Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock, Grays, RM20 2ZH 01708 890626
Milton Keynes 670 Silbury Boulevard Milton Keynes MK9 3AE 01908 608877