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800-446-6307
4315 South 2700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84184

American Express Bank is the banking component of the American Express Company, a publicly traded financial services firm (NYSE: AXP). The American Express brand is known mainly for its credit card and traveler’s cheque business, but since 2000 has offered several bank deposit accounts. The company’s credit card and banking businesses operate separately for the most part. Because there are no physical bank branches, American Express Bank's deposit accounts generally offer higher rates of interest than its brick and mortar counterparts.

In the way of personal banking, American Express Bank offers two account possibilities: high-yield savings accounts and Certificates of Deposit (CDs). The high-yield savings account typically earns one of the highest interest rates in the country and is easy to open electronically. The savings account comes with no fees, nor a minimum balance requirement and allows ACH transfers to and from the account at no additional cost. DepositAccounts.com has featured this savings account on multiple occasions for its competitive interest rate and flexibility. Certificates of Deposit (CDs) are available and in term lengths ranging from 6 to 60 months. CDs also have no fees and no minimums and can be easily opened electronically through an online application process. Automatic transfers can be set up to fund either the savings account or the CD, and depositing by check is also an option. DepositAccounts.com reported in 2009 on the bank’s transition from their Savings Accelerator account that was tied to the AmEx credit card, to the new high-yield savings account, which is a “standalone” account.

American Express Bank online banking provides a convenient platform on which account holders can view their transaction history and set up electronic fund transfers. The bank’s web-based system makes the application process quick and simple, and the website makes it easy to switch from a card account to a deposit account.

American Express Bank was originally established in 2000 and is a subsidiary of the American Express Company, a bank holding company located in New York, NY. The bank is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and offers its savings products exclusively via its Internet platform. The American Express Company is also know as AmEx and was founded in 1850 by Henry Wells and William Fargo, the same founders who started Wells Fargo Bank.

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American Express Bank Increases Savings Account Rate To 0.95% - 5/18/2017

It’s nothing to get excited about, but it’s nice to see another major internet bank raise their savings account rate. American Express Bank increased its High Yield Savings Account APY from 0.90% to 0.95%. This is the first increase since January 2015, and it’s the highest rate on this account since November 2011 when the savings account APY fell from 1% to 0.90%.

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American Express savings account

I have been working with American Express's bank for a while now and they are a great company. If you are looking for an online banking solution that is easy to use and has great costumer service, then I wold recommend them. First of all, it is really easy to deposit to this account. You are able to do things like deposit checks with your phone and pretty much manage the whole account from your phone, which makes it just super convenient to use. Another great thing about their savings account is that they have no minimum amount for the account and that is great because sometimes you need to take money out of your savings account and I like having the flexibility. A another great thing is that they don't have any fees which makes it great because sometimes its just horrible to have to pay fees on everything.

Excellent savings bank!

Signing up for American Express Personal Savings (FSB) was one of my best banking decisions ever. I really have no complaints at all. They do their job well. There are many things to love about their service. First, the interest rate is not too bad. It used to be at 1% APY. Dropped to about .9% now but still good. I got to love their fee policy too, because they don't charge any! $0 in fees! I can keep as much or as little in the bank as well without being charged because there's no minimum amount to maintain. Also, customer service is very easy to deal with. I once asked a rep on the phone if it's okay to keep taking out money from the bank. He answered my inquiry very promptly and he was very friendly, too. I have had this account for about five years now and I will keep using it because it's just a great online savings bank in general.

Easy to Use

I found American Express Serve when I was looking for a card without a valid bank account. I wanted a way to be able to withdraw money without it being attached to my main account. Serve gives me the opportunity to either make direct deposits or make deposits at walmart or CVS. I am able to withdrawl my money in over 20,000 atms with very little fees. All contact made with the bank is online through the website or the mobile application. When i have problems with my account is it easy to get help either online or through the phone. I never feel insecure about my personal information because it feels like a very safe process. I can't picture myself working with any other online banking service.

For An Online Bank, Too Many Offline Requirements

Posted by: JAraque | May 28, 2015

I recently got divorced and had to convert all my joint accounts at various banks into single accounts. AmEx Bank was one of two banks that required that I resubmit a new signature card for the new account considering they already had my signature on file from the joint account, but unlike the other bank I was unable to complete the process online. Instead you have to wait until AmEx mails you the form so that you can fill it out and mail it back to them.

Also, ALL of my my other banks allowed me to change the beneficiary on my accounts quickly and easily online. AmEx Bank was the exception. To add a beneficiary with AmEx required that you print out a form, fill it out and mail it in.

Customer Service was not helpful when I asked why I could not complete those tasks online or why I could not simply print the needed forms, fill them out, scan them and email them back.

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Health Grade Components

Overall
FDIC Certificate #35328
Year Established2000
Employees101
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD3.32%
Return on Equity - YTD26.37%
Annual Interest Income$744.3MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$51.12B$51.90B
LoansQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$37.61B$40.72B
DepositsQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$38.70B$39.18B
Equity CapitalQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$5.92B$7.03B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$554.2MM$455.5MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$212.0MM$195.4MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$0$0
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American Express Bank Increases Savings Account Rate To 0.95%

Ken Tumin   |  
It’s nothing to get excited about, but it’s nice to see another major internet bank raise their savings account rate.

American Express Bank increased its High Yield Savings Account APY from 0.90% to 0.95%.

This is the first increase since January 2015, and it’s the highest rate on this account since November 2011 when the savings account APY fell from 1% to 0.90%.

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American Express Bank, FSB. Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.95%--High Yield Savings Account

American Express Bank, FSB. CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.70%--60 Month CD
1.45%--48 Month CD
1.25%--36 Month CD
1.00%--24 Month CD
0.60%--18 Month CD
0.40%--6 Month CD
Locations

American Express Bank, FSB. is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 4315 South 2700 West - Salt Lake City, UT 84184