The American Express Business Platinum Card, formerly a $450 annual fee offering with a 35% points back benefit on pay-with-points travel bookings, announced a few changes coming between now and February 2019.
Read about the personal Platinum increase here: Changes in Amex Platinum – and 3 reasons to keep the card (March 2017)
See our guide to Justifying a premium credit or charge card for your traveling pleasure here (September 2018)
Dell benefit description updated February 1, 2019. You can register for this benefit now.
During 2018, the main noticeable change was that they started issuing cards in metal rather than plastic, matching the personal card option. In return for the satisfying clink or clunk on a table, you give up the ability to have your card run on one of the old kerchunk machines (we’re sure there’s an official name for the impression-based devices, but we don’t know it offhand).
But 2019 brings a few new benefits, at a cost. As with the personal card, if you can use the new benefits, you’ll end up better off than before, even with the annual fee hike.