American Express National Bank


Overview / Commentary
800-446-6307
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. 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 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 Bank Rate Drop - 3/11/2021

As per Notice on Log In Web Page: INTEREST RATE CHANGE As of March 11, 2021, we have changed our High Yield Savings interest rate to 0.40% APY.* It may be helpful to know that this new interest rate is highly competitive at 10X the national average of 0.04% APY.**

Amex Savings Rate Decrease To 0.5% - 12/17/2020

Received this morning: We want to let you know that as of today, the Annual Percentage Yield (APY) on your High Yield Savings Account is 0.50%.1

American Express National Bank Cuts High Yield Savings Rate To 0.60% - 9/17/2020

I'm sorry to report that American Express has followed Marcus with a 20 basis rate cut to its High Yield Savings Account. The rate is now 0.60%, which is an all-time low for American Express. The pre-2020 low for this account was 0.75% for a few months in 2012.

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12/20/18 - American Express National Bank Ups Personal Savings Account Rate
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11/15/18 - Rate Increases At American Express National Bank
9/27/18 - American Express National Bank Boosts Personal Savings Account Rate
9/27/18 - American Express Raises Savings Rate To 1.90%
9/14/18 - American Express National Bank Hikes Rates on Four CDs
8/24/18 - Personal Savings Account & 18-Mo CD Rates Up at American Express National Bank
6/22/18 - Personal Savings Account and CD Rates Up Again at American Express National Bank
6/22/18 - Rate Increases At American Express National Bank
6/7/18 - American Express National Bank Ups Personal Savings APY
6/7/18 - American Express Rate Hike
5/24/18 - Personal Savings Account and CD Rate Hikes at American Express National Bank
5/24/18 - American Express Rate Hike
4/5/18 - American Express National Bank Raises Personal Savings Account Rate
4/5/18 - American Express Rate Hike
2/20/18 - Change To Deposit Account Agreement
1/25/18 - American Express Bank Ups Savings Account Rate
1/25/18 - Rate Increase At American Express
12/14/17 - American Express Bank Ups Savings Account and Long-Term CD Rates
12/14/17 - American Express Rate Hike
9/28/17 - American Express Bank Ups Savings Account Rate
9/28/17 - Rate Hike At American Express
7/14/17 - Another Savings Account Rate Hike at American Express Bank
7/13/17 - Amex Again Raises Savings Rate
6/20/17 - Rate Hike and Review of the American Express Bank’s Savings Account
6/15/17 - Amex Rate Increase
5/18/17 - American Express Bank Increases Savings Account Rate To 0.95%
8/24/12 - Another Rate Increase at American Express Bank
5/31/12 - American Express Bank Increases Savings Account Rate
2/24/12 - Rate Drop On American Express High Yield Savings
6/16/11 - 15 Bp Rate Decreases At American Express Bank
3/3/11 - American Express Bank HYS Interest Rate Change
11/18/10 - Amex Savings: Now Can Link Only 3 External Accounts
7/14/10 - American Express Bank's Internet Savings Accounts and CDs - Updated Review
3/4/10 - American Express Bank Cuts Savings Account Yield to 1.30%
1/23/10 - Attention American Express Bank CD Holders And CD Holders In General
12/17/09 - New Online Savings Account and CDs at American Express Bank
12/7/09 - Where Is That 4
11/12/08 - AmEx to be a Bank Holding Company & AmEx's Little Known Savings Account
10/8/05 - American Express New Savings Accelerator

Reviews (270)

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.

Go With Discover. It's By Far The Best Bank.

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I've dealt with a lot of banks. And I must say I am not happy with American express. First off if you deposit a check as I did 12 or 14 days ago it is still not available in the balance. This is unacceptable. then when you top that with the fact that they follow the lead of other Banks when they should be leading they lower their interest rates after other banks do to try to entice people to come to their Bank. And then they drop their rates. All I can say is your CEOs must be un-American. take my advice go with discover the customer service is better they help you out more the opportunities are better. American Express has gone way downhill over the last couple years. And it appears that they are crooked and corrupt and we'll stop and nothing to get your money and will stop and nothing to make sure that they can hold on to it as long as possible. Hopefully if they have any more problems financially the government does not bail them out. And in fact the people that work for the government and are paid to regulate these Banks need to deal with American express. it is unacceptable that I deposited a check 15 days ago and is still not available in my account. Avoid the shysters I pulled all my money out of their account

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.

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Health Grade Components

Overall
FDIC Certificate #27471
Year Established1989
Employees303
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD3.92%
Return on Equity - YTD38.28%
Annual Interest Income$9.33B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$132.8B$121.9B
LoansQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$84.20B$97.13B
DepositsQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$101B$78.35B
Equity CapitalQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$13.37B$13.68B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$5.20B$2.54B
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$408.5MM$834.8MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$0$0
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American Express National Bank Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.40%$1-High Yield Savings Account

American Express National Bank CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.55%$1-60 Month CD
0.50%$1-48 Month CD
0.45%$1-36 Month CD
0.40%$1-24 Month CD
0.30%$1-18 Month CD
0.20%$1-12 Month CD
0.10%$1-6 Month CD
Locations

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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