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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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Reviews (146)

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.

Experience with an online only savings account

I opened the American Express savings account approximately 10 years ago. This was the first time I had opened an online only account so I wasn't completely sure if it would fit all my needs, but as it was only a savings account and would not need ATM access, I gave it a try. This was due to the competitive APR interest savings rate it was offering, and the free fee account features. Most of my communications with the bank has been through messages and not the phone, which is an option. It is very easy to set up transfers to and from my external checking account and have had not had any issues thus far and money is deposited at regularly scheduled days. The website isn't completely easy to use as sometimes I forget that my husband does not have access to online statements and 1099 forms because he an not a joint holder, but is an account administrator. This means that I must log in directly to perform any tasks, but as I perform the majority of financial tasks, this isn't a big issue. I have the option of receiving digital statements over paper ones, which I have elected to do. Their rate has gone down over the years, so I am again looking for a competitor that will provide better rates at which point, I may close this account.

One of the best online bankings in USA

Posted by: realist24 | Nov 29, 2016

I opened an online savings account with American Express Bank, FSB two years ago. American Express is well known for its credit card, but the banking service is somehow not that popular. One of the main reasons I opened the saving account was due to its high annual interest rate, compared to some other banking options. The process to open an account was fairly smooth - you just need to have the internet access, fill out some basic information, and the account was opened immediately. I used to have a concern whether my money would be secure by using an online banking service which does not offer local offices. My experience in the past two years was extremely positive. For example, the customer service is always friendly. I contacted customer service a few times in the past and they were always helpful. As another example, it is very fast to transfer your money from the saving account to other checking accounts (my personal experience is that money will be available just in 24 hours). This is very important if you want to have access to your money regularly.

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FDIC Certificate #35328
Year Established2000
Employees260
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD5.89%
Return on Equity - YTD42.13%
Annual Interest Income$3.12B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$49.27B$52.82B
LoansQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$39.64B$43.66B
DepositsQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$37.68B$38.03B
Equity CapitalQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$6.72B$6.99B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$531.2MM$434.1MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$211.3MM$250.8MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$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
0.55%--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