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Account TypeAPYAccount NameMinMax
CD3.10%60 Month CD$1-Details »
CD2.70%24 Month CD$1-Details »
CD2.60%18 Month CD$1-Details »
Savings2.00%High Yield Savings Account$1$5mDetails »
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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 National Bank Personal Savings Account Now At 2% APY - 11/15/2018

American Express National Bank increased the rate of its American Express Personal Savings account (Personal Savings) by 10 bps to 2.00% APY.

Rate Increases At American Express National Bank - 11/15/2018

High Yield Savings 2.00%(Was 1.90%) CD Rates: 18-Month 2.60% 24-Month 2.70% 36-Month 2.75% 48-Month 2.80% 60-Month 3.10%

American Express National Bank Boosts Personal Savings Account Rate - 9/27/2018

It didn’t take long for American Express National Bank to respond to the Fed rate hike. The Bank raised its American Express Personal Savings account rate to 1.90% APY.

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Reviews (258)

American Express Online Savings

Posted by: GrandQuey | Jan 16, 2018

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.

One of the highest APY around

I opened up a savings account with American Express Bank two years ago. I was frustrated with the APY I was receiving from my brick and mortar bank. However this internet only bank has consistently had the best APY percentage I have found. When I request the savings account funds to be transferred to an another institutions checking account, it does take 2 business days on average. Their customer service department has also been friendly and eager to help when I have called.

Very Flexible Bank

Posted by: vahammer | Nov 2, 2018

Would give AMEX a 5 star rating but they are somewhat "Johnny come lately" when the fed raises interest rates. They are the most flexible account I have found. Now if they would quickly follow the fed they would be a 5 star.

American Express Bank Savings Account

Posted by: Fruitalgi | Dec 22, 2017

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 - YTD4.68%
Return on Equity - YTD44.96%
Annual Interest Income$7.24B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$116.5B$36.59B
LoansQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$87.29B$23.30B
DepositsQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$75.13B$24.36B
Equity CapitalQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$11.60B$6.39B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$2.06B$718.8MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$642.1MM$233.0MM
Real Estate OwnedQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$0$0
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Rate Increases At American Express National Bank

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High Yield Savings 2.00%(Was 1.90%)

CD Rates:

18-Month 2.60%
24-Month 2.70%
36-Month 2.75%
48-Month 2.80%
60-Month 3.10%

American Express Raises Savings Rate To 1.90%

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American Express National Bank inches ahead of Discover Bank and Capital One in the big Credit Card Banks rate competition.

High Yield Savings now 1.90%(Was 1.80%)

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American Express National Bank Savings Account Rates

2.00%$1$5mHigh Yield Savings Account

American Express National Bank CD Rates

3.10%$1-60 Month CD
2.80%$1-48 Month CD
2.75%$1-36 Month CD
2.70%$1-24 Month CD
2.60%$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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