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Fly business class to London
When you stack up the rewards and savings against the cost of paying your bills with Bluechain, you’d have to be crazy to pay your bills any other way. Over the course of a year, with expenses of less than $20,000 a month, you could easily realise enough reward points to pay for a business class ticket to London.
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"Bluechain’s integration into Xero is fantastic! All my clients will want to pay and be paid by Bluechain."
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Save time and money
Paying all your bills with American Express saves time and money, and boosts your rewards—Deloitte reports that paying with card and is up to 73% cheaper.
Pay anywhere with American Express
Get rewarded for your business expenses, even where American Express isn’t accepted. You can earn rewards on so much more, including your stock purchases, office supplies, and wages.
Get a better deal
American Express gives you up to 55 days credit. By paying immediately you can negotiate early payment discounts with your billers and suppliers. Then use scheduling to lock in discounts and avoid late payment fees.
Pay direct from your accounting software
Enjoy the convenience of paying direct from your accounting software, like Xero. Save time by automatically posting, scheduling, reconciling, and adjusting bills.
How it works
Enter the bill in the app or your accounting software. Bills from Bluechain billers are entered automatically.
Approve for immediate payment or schedule for the due date.
We charge your American Express card and use the funds to pay your bill.
Cost vs benefit
The benefits easily outweigh the cost, typically yielding a net benefit between 5% and 8%, depending on the size and nature of the expense (see table below for typical ranges). There are no joining or setup fees, you just pay a convenience fee, which is more than recovered through reward points earned on the transaction See: How much are my reward points worth?, the tax savings, and early payment discounts. There are additional savings, not shown in the table below, on interest charges and administrative costs when paying by card (Deloitte reports that paying with card is 72% more efficient than manual processing) and automatic posting and reconciliation in accounts.
The convenience fee covers the cost of processing the payment.
Payments on American Express cards typically attract 2 points per dollar, with an average value of 2 cents per point—that is, around 4%.
|2% – 6%|
Convenience fees are tax deductible. Additional tax savings can be realised by redeeming points for personal travel and purchases.
|0.5% – 1.5%|
Early payment discount
Scheduling the payment at the time of entry saves on missed prompt payment discounts and late payment fees (e.g. Telstra charges $15 for late payments—that’s a 5% penalty on a $300 bill).
|2% – 5%|
Rates shown above are indicative, based on published information.