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.

Related Posts

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 (271)

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.

Amex National Bank - Slooow Money Transfer

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I opened a Roth IRA and completed/faxed the ACH money transfer rollover form on June 8, 2021. A few days later they called to verify it. Everything seemed ok. A week later I was still waiting for the transfer to occur. Called them and they said it would happen within 5 days. Now today it's June 28th and the money is still in my checking account waiting to be transferred. Very surprised the inexplainable nature of this transfer with American Express (National Bank). And this is making a deposit; what's going to happen when I want to transfer out? If its not resolved tomorrow I'm cancelling it.

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.

Never Had An Issue, A Good Option

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I use a personal savings account here: the interest rates track the top rates pretty well, the website is simple to use and they do a good job at giving you the information and functionality you need.

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Health
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Health Grade Components

Overall
FDIC Certificate #27471
Year Established1989
Employees1581
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD5.65%
Return on Equity - YTD58.6%
Annual Interest Income$2.01B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$137.3B$130B
LoansQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$81.76B$92.22B
DepositsQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$105B$91.51B
Equity CapitalQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$12.68B$13.29B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$4.30B$5.10B
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$354.2MM$819.2MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$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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