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Airwallex partners with American Express 


The Melbourne start-up now offers 60 payment methods and was valued at $5.5 billion late last year.

By Josh Needs 11 minute read

Airwallex has partnered with American Express to expand its card payment capability beyond Visa and MasterCard. 

Airwallex said the partnership meant customers in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK would be able to accept American Express card payments globally through payment links, Xero invoice payments and e-commerce shopping extensions. 

Airwallex partnerships and business development chief Ravi Adusumilli said the firm was pleased to extend its options for its users.


“We are excited to partner with American Express, enabling American Express card transactions for our customers and giving them access to an even wider variety of payment methods,” said Mr Adusumilli. 

“Together with our global payments and banking infrastructure, we hope we can continue to empower businesses to scale internally and beyond borders.” 

Airwallex said the collaboration focused on bringing together its technology and infrastructure with the benefits of paying with American Express. 

It also said that, including American Express, it now offered over 60 payment methods for Airwallex customers at checkouts. 

American Express head of global merchant services international Werner Decker said the business was excited to partner with Airwallex.

“American Express has more than doubled the number of places that accept American Express payments internationally since 2017,” he said. 

“We’re pleased that our partnership with Airwallex will provide customers with even greater payment options at checkout to enable a superior customer experience.” 

Last June Airwallex added integration with Xero and late in 2022 the Australian fintech start-up was valued at $5.5 billion.

Airwallex was founded in 2015 by a group of friends from the University of Melbourne and has today grown to 1,200 employees across 19 international offices. 


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Josh Needs

Josh Needs


Josh Needs is a journalist at Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser, which are the leading sources of news, strategy, and educational content for professionals in the accounting and SMSF sectors.

Josh studied journalism at the University of NSW and previously wrote news, feature articles and video reviews for Unsealed 4x4, a specialist offroad motoring website. Since joining the Momentum Media Team in 2022, Josh has written for Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser.

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