Matthew Ashton

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Matthew Ashton

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Updated 22nd March 2024

With credit rates rising, paying for purchases on your credit card is becoming increasingly more expensive. Now more than ever, customers are taking advantage of competitive rates and rewards by paying American Express for high-value and service-based purchases.

If you opt for a broker who cannot accept payment using American Express (Amex), this could leave you having to pay via BACS, a debit card or higher interest credit card.

Fortunately, at Stanhope we do accept Amex payments. Our Amex-paying customers have been making their money go further by growing their Avios points and redeeming them against everyday purchases and bigger spends.

So, why not increase your rewards with your annual high-value home insurance purchase?

Let your high-value home insurance contribute to a European city break

Stanhope customers who paid using Amex racked up a collective 1.3 million Avios points in just one year. Those Avios points earned can be redeemed against flights, travel, hotels, car hire, and so much more.

With an average Amex spend of just under £2,000 at Stanhope, you could put your Avios points towards a weekend getaway or city break.

So, don’t settle for paying more for less. Pay for your Stanhope high-value home, luxury watch or jewellery insurance with Amex and get rewarded instead.

If you’re an American Express customer and are interested in any of our protection products, you can get a free online quote. Alternatively, contact one of our friendly expert advisers at 01730 777600.

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Stacey Sullivan was very helpful in finding us the right insurance for our home and contents which had various complications which she solved easily. She was clear with explanations and had thorough understanding of all matters!

Verified Reviewer, 5 star, March 2024

Written by Matthew Ashton

I started working in the insurance industry in 2004. Four years later, I left to focus on theological studies, working as a youth worker and then as a ministry director in Seattle, USA. When returning to the UK, I had an opportunity to work for the late Andrew Marchington. I joined his firm as a sales advisor when it had around ten staff members. Within three years, I was Head of Ops with a staff team of over 30 people. After a chance encounter in 2019 with Rachel Living and Will Cooper, I co-started Stanhope to build a high-value home, luxury watch, and jewellery broker synonymous with trust. I love being with Donna, my wife, and four kids when not working, cramming in the odd row, or running when I can. I am fortunate to love what I do and consider it a blessing to grow the Stanhope brand.

Matthew Ashton

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