American Express National Bank

Overview / Commentary
4315 South 2700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84184

In the way of personal banking, American Express offers two account possibilities: high-yield savings accounts and Certificates of Deposit (CDs). The high-yield savings account is easy to open electronically. The savings account comes with no monthly fees, nor a minimum balance requirement and allows ACH transfers to and from the account at no additional cost. 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. reported in 2009 on the bank’s transition from their Savings Accelerator account that was tied to eligible American Express Card products, to the high-yield savings account, which is a “standalone” account.

American Express online savings accounts provide a convenient platform on which account holders can view their transaction history and set up electronic fund transfers. The web-based system makes the application process quick and simple, and the website makes it easy to switch between a Card account and a deposit account.

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American Express Cuts Savings Rate To 1.75% - 11/8/2019

As expected, major online banks are making additional cuts after the the latest reduction in the FED's key interest rate. 1.75% in top range of the Fed's target rate(1.50% to 1.75%) and most online banks will eventually be at or below the top range. High yield savings now 1.75%(was 1.90%)

High Yield Savings Interest Drops - 11/7/2019

Interest Rate Change As of November 7, 2019, we have changed our High Yield Savings interest rate to 1.75% APY.* It may be helpful to know that this new rate is highly competitive - more than 18 times the national average of 0.09% APY.

American Express National Bank - Savings Account 1.90% APY Effective 8/22/19 - 8/21/2019

Just got email on this rate change to 1.90% from 2.10% starting tomorrow, 8/22/19

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Reviews (265)

Good Service And No Issues.

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Have been a royal AMEX customer for years. Even though their interest rate is not as high as some other banks but they provide good service. No issues since opening account.

American Express Online Savings

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Earlier this year I decided to look for a high yield savings account as my current bank offered a very low APY. After much searching I decided to go with American Express Online Savings. I am already a credit card customer with them so I felt comfortable, and their customer service is beyond amazing. American Express offers a 1.35% APY which, at the end of this year, will pay out nearly $2,000 compared to my old account which would be a pay out of roughly $250. The transfer was a simple online process that took two days approximately. Then afterward, deposits are available within one business day. Overall, it is the best banking experience I have ever had. If you are looking to get the most out of your savings account, I highly recommend American Express.

Consider Reviewing Savings APY

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I initially compare HSBCDirect, Purepoint and AE Personal Savings. However, few months ago, I chose AE cause rate is better and little hiccup encountered. However, both Purepoint and HSBCDirect got their rates up (2.35 and 2.25%) but AE stays at 2.1%. Time for AE to consider matching others, else, money flows.

American Express Bank Savings Account

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My grandparents opened a American Express personal savings account for me a couple of years ago in order to give me money to help with my children. They stated that it had a decent APR and would accumulate interest better than other banks. About 4 months ago I went to try and close the account because one of my children needed medical treatment and the bills were overwhelming. I figured now was as good a time as any to withdraw all of the money and close the savings account. That process was amazingly difficult. Every single person I spoke to in customer service was difficult and none would clarify exactly how the account closure process works because apparently you are not supposed to use money that has been saved. I would not use this institution ever again.



Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #27471
Year Established1989
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD4.78%
Return on Equity - YTD48.53%
Annual Interest Income$8.36B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ3 2019vs Q3 2018$120.2B$116.5B
LoansQ3 2019vs Q3 2018$93.74B$87.29B
DepositsQ3 2019vs Q3 2018$77.85B$75.13B
Equity CapitalQ3 2019vs Q3 2018$12.39B$11.60B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ3 2019vs Q3 2018$2.40B$2.06B
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ3 2019vs Q3 2018$781.6MM$642.1MM
Real Estate OwnedQ3 2019vs Q3 2018$0$0
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American Express National Bank Savings Account Rates

1.70%$1-High Yield Savings Account

American Express National Bank CD Rates

2.15%$1-60 Month CD
2.10%$1-48 Month CD
2.05%$1-36 Month CD
2.00%$1-24 Month CD
1.95%$1-18 Month CD
0.55%$1-12 Month CD
0.40%$1-6 Month CD

American Express National Bank 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

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