Blue from American Express® review

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Advertiser Disclosure

Interest Rate: Purchases
23.99% (Variable)
Balance Transfer
1 - 2 points
Signup Bonus

Informr score
The Blue from American Express® currently has an Informr score of 6.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Am I eligible?

Blue from American Express® is typically available to those with excellent credit scores (650 or greater).
To get this card, you must also:
Yes Be a permanent or temporary resident of USA

Note: This information is only intended as a guide. The final decision is up to the bank and your application could still be rejected even if you can answer 'Yes' to all the minimum criteria above. Always consider your options and your financial situation before you apply for a credit card.

What the Critics Are Saying...


The American Express Blue Card is good for anyone who wants to get started with travel credit cards but doesn’t want to worry about an annual fee. Because it has a $0 annual fee, you can earn valuable Membership Rewards points without having to offset a yearly cost. Even better, you can redeem Membe...

- Ben Walker, FinanceBuzz

If you’re looking for a no-frills rewards credit card with brand-name recognition, the Blue from American Express card could be an easy way to get your feet wet.

- Kelli Bamforth,

Blue from American Express offers universal rewards and payment flexibility for no annual fee.  The card also gives you the option to carry a balance for longer than month, although it will cost interest.

- Finder

If you’re after an entry level Membership Rewards credit card, the Amex Blue may be a good option.  Even if this is a card you simply start off with, you have the option of upgrading to another Membership Rewards card down the future, and carrying over any MR points you’ve collected up until that po...

- Robert Harrow, ValuePenguin

A starter card, the Blue from American Express Credit Card won’t knock your socks off with rewards, but it’s relatively easy to qualify for. For those who want the benefits American Express membership offers, but don’t have a stellar credit history, this is a good option to consider.

- Natalie Campisi, Bankrate


Interest Rates
Regular APR Interest Rate 23.99% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Balance Transfer Interest Rate

Not available

Cash Advance Interest Rate 25.24% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Rates & Fees
Annual Fee $0.00
Balance Transfer Fee
Cash Advance Fee 5%

Minimum of $10

Foreign Transaction Fee 2.7%

Of each transaction in U.S. dollars.

Over Limit Fee $0.00
Late Payment Fee $40.00


Sign up bonus No
All Purchases 1 point per $1 spent
Restaurants No
Gas No
Groceries No
Hotels 2 points per $1 spent

On eligible purchases when you use your Card to book your trip through

Travel 2 points per $1 spent

On eligible purchases when you use your Card to book your trip through

Pharmacy No
Bills No
Features & Benefits
Additional Card Holders Yes
Travel Accident Insurance No
Car Rental Insurance Yes
Car Rental Discount No
Extended Warranty No
Purchase Protection Yes
Zero Liability Yes
No Foreign Transaction Fees No
Emergency Assistance Yes
Concierge Service No
Price Protection No
Fraud Protection Yes
Free Credit Scores Yes
Wireless Payments No
Virtual Cards Yes
Additional Benefits

Minimum Security Deposit $0
Minimum Age 18
Minimum Personal Income
Temporary Residents No
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