More financial freedom: solarisBank and American Express cooperate for innovative installment product

Berlin/Frankfurt am Main – 25.06.2020. For the first time, members of a personal American Express Card in Germany will be able to use an installment option for card payments of EUR 300 or more. This is made possible thanks to a new cooperation with solarisBank. The technology company with a banking license has developed a new installment product "Splitpay". This new service will go live in a pilot phase in July and will be available to all members of a personal American Express Card in the course of 2020.

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The "Splitpay" product developed by solarisBank is provided in cooperation with American Express. This new installment product enables American Express cardholders to receive an installment loan for card payments over 300 euros retrospectively. solarisBank provides the necessary loans as well as the technology for the product. American Express provides the user interface into which Splitpay is seamlessly integrated via API. Cardholders sign up for the credit agreement completely online.

We are very pleased to be able to offer our Cardmembers a new, outstanding service with Splitpay, empowered by solarisBank, giving them even more financial freedom. With Splitpay, our customers will be able to use their American Express Cards even more flexibly. The security of our customers is extremely important to us. Therefore, via secure pathways, only the data that is essential for the processing of the service is transmitted. Splitpay is a strong example of continuous product innovation at American Express and shows that we are always finding new ways to make payments convenient, simple and fast for our Cardmembers. Fabiana Mingrone, General Manager Consumer Services at American Express
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To be able to take out an installment loan for card payments above 300 euros made within the past 90 days, American Express Cardmembers receive an individual credit line upon successful completion of a one-time application process with an online identification. Up to this fixed amount, cardholders can then utilize installment loans for individual card payments. For each installment loan, the desired duration can be set individually. With just two clicks, individual installment loans within the granted credit line can therefore be used for further subsequent card payments without requiring repeated signature and identification.

The cooperation will go live in a pilot phase in July and will be made available to members of a personal American Express Card in Germany in the course of 2020.

„We collaborated with American Express on the development of Splitpay to offer customers an extremely simple, convenient and fast installment product. We are proud that we were able to launch this cutting-edge product with a global powerhouse such as American Express in just six months from development to release. It shows that we are following through on our vision of contextual banking, where financial products are seamlessly integrated into the products of others. Roland Folz, CEO of solarisBank
solarisBank CEO Dr. Roland Folz ©MaxThrellfall
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solarisBank CEO Dr. Roland Folz ©MaxThrellfall

More information about solarisBank and Splitpay is available at and

Spokesperson solarisBank

solarisBank AG

Baha Jamous

Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2

10178 Berlin

Phone: +49 176 70 77 68 61


Spokesperson American Express

American Express Europe S.A. (Germany branch)

Carola Obergföll

Theodor-Heuss-Allee 112

60486 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 69 7576 2325



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