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

American Express Bank, a DepositAccounts.com advertiser, 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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Reviews (150)

As A "High" Interest Savings Account I Have No Complaints

Posted by: Ralph May | Sep 20, 2017

I have used American Express for my emergency cash for several years now. I have been with them since 2015. Occasionally like today I check other banks to see if my rate could be improved. As you can see there are a few banks with somewhat higher rates, but when I read those reviews I am convinced that it is not worth the hassle. AM EX has extraordinary customer service. So for whatever it is worth, I just wanted to add my voice as a positive review for this bank. I remain very satisfied with my primary bank except as it relates to savings interest, there they are terrible so Am Ex fills the gap for me.

Best in online saving account

I've been using American Express personal saving online account for over 4 years now, and its by far one of the best decisions in my life. I get above market rate interest on my deposits, customer service agents are very professional and address issues in timely manner. i love it because it helps me reach my saving goal quickly, as there's no physical location to withdraw money from the account, except via online transfer which take 2 to 3 business days. So what ever money I have in there literally stays in there for good, as opposed to my regular bank account with debit card where am always tempted to swipe my debit card or get money out of the atm.

High Yield Amex Experience

The high yield online savings account offered by American Express (FSB) offers much higher rates than large brick and mortar banks. The rate I receive now is 1.12%. While nothing to write home about in terms of a rate of return and trying to beat inflation in general terms, this rate beats almost all other savings account rates. There is no minimum balance and the transfers happen pretty quickly and easily. For example, if you need to access your funds, often times the money will appear in your regular checking account the next business day. Finally, Amex is a big, trusty name that isn't going away anytime soon and will not abscond with your money. Highly recommended.

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
Employees106
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD3.52%
Return on Equity - YTD28.46%
Annual Interest Income$1.50B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$49.86B$49.81B
LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$37.54B$31.76B
DepositsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$40.49B$38.03B
Equity CapitalQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$5.97B$7.48B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$555.1MM$506.5MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$203.3MM$232.5MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$0$0
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Amex Again Raises Savings Rate

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Another increase today to 1.15%(Was 1.05%)

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American Express Bank, FSB. Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.15%--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
0.55%--12 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