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American Express

American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States add

Category: Business (2)

Founded in 1850.

Countries: United States (51%), (20%), United Kingdom (4%)

Main connections: MasterCard, Costco, Apple Pay

Linked to: Visa Inc., MasterCard, American Institute of Architects, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

 

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1850

Founded in 1850, it is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average add something

 

William Fargo - In March 1850, when through a consolidation of competing lines the American Express Company was organized, Wells became president and Fargo secretary


1852

Edwin B. Morgan - He was a director and first president of Wells Fargo & Company, organized March 18, 1852, by his fellow townsman Henry Wells, who had first founded American Express in 1850 with two associates


1853

AMEX Bank of Canada was founded in 1853 in Toronto, however it currently has its headquarters of 3,000 employees in Markham, Ontario, Ontario , as well as an office in Hamilton, Ontario add something


1854

In 1854, the American Express Co. purchased a lot on Vesey Street in New York City as the site for its stables add something


1857

W. C. E. Thomas - He was an agent of the American Express office from the establishment of the Green Bay, Wisconsin branch in 1857 until 1871


1862

William Fargo - From 1862 to 1866 he was mayor of Buffalo, and from 1868 to his death in Buffalo, he was president of the American Express Company, with which in 1868 the Merchants Union Express Co. was consolidated


1874

In 1874, American Express moved its headquarters to 65 Broadway in what was becoming the Financial District of Manhattan, a location it was to retain through two buildings add something

 

The company prospered sufficiently that headquarters were moved in 1874 from the wholesale shipping district to the budding Financial District, and into rented offices in two five-story brownstone commercial buildings at 63 and 65 Broadway that were owned by the Harmony family add something


1879

Benjamin Pierce Cheney - Cheney sold United States & Canada Express in 1879 to American Express, at which time he became the company's largest shareholder as well as treasurer and a director


1880

In 1880, American Express built a new warehouse behind the Broadway Building at 46 Trinity Place add something


1881

Edwin B. Morgan - Also, from about this time until his death in 1881, Morgan was a director of the American Express Company, which had been founded in Albany in 1850 to offer express mail and banking services throughout New York state


1888

Sometime between 1888 and 1890, J. C. Fargo took a trip to Europe and returned frustrated and infuriated add something


1910

Adams Express Company - In 1910, it was the second largest stockholder in the Pennsylvania Railroad and the third largest in the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, besides owning large blocks of American Express, Norfolk & Western Railroad and other shares


1914

In 1914, at the outbreak of World War I, American Express offices in Europe were among the few companies to honor the letters of credit held by Americans in Europe, despite other financial institutions having refused to assist these stranded travelers add something


1915

American Express established a Travel Division in 1915 that tied together all of the earlier efforts at making travel easier, and soon established its first travel agencies add something


1917

During the winter of 1917, the US suffered a severe coal shortage and on December 26 President Woodrow Wilson commandeered the railroads on behalf of the US government to move US troops, their supplies, and coal add something


1918

The result was that a new company called the American Railway Express Agency formed in July 1918 add something


1924

Loomis (company) - He headed a group of men from Wells Fargo and American Express in 1924 to buy Wells Fargo & Company in the United States from the E.H. Harriman estate, making arrangements with the executors, Charles A. Peabody and Robert W. DeForest


1930

In the 1930s, the Travel Division had grown widely add something


1933

Robert Savage - A. Savage"' is an ex president and chief executive of American Express becoming chairman in 1991


1934

Robert Savage - "'Robert A. Savage"' is an ex president and chief executive of American Express becoming chairman in 1991


1935

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. - In 1935, he returned to the United States and first became a vice president of the publishing house Doubleday, Doran & Company, an executive with American Express


1946

American Express executives discussed the possibility of launching a travel charge card as early as 1946, but it was not until Diners Club launched their card in March 1950 that American Express began to seriously consider the possibility add something


1947

Georges Mathieu - In 1947 he was working for American Express in Paris, France and rented a chambre de bonne near the Palais Luxembourg


1950

In the 1950s, American Express issued its first credit card, which caught on quickly in the booming postwar economy and signaled the company's transition to a wider consumer base add something


1957

At the end of 1957, American Express CEO Ralph Reed decided to get into the card business, and by the launch date of October 1, 1958 public interest had become so significant that they issued 250,000 cards prior to the official launch date add something


1960

John McGiver - He appeared on many TV shows and commercials, including a Baggies spot in the 1960s, as well as the first of a popular series of commercials for the American Express charge card


1966

In 1966, American Express introduced the Gold Card and in 1984 the Platinum Card, clearly defining different market segments within its own business, a practice that has proliferated across a broad array of industries add something

 

In 1966, the company issued its first gold card, in an effort to cater to the upper echelon of business travel add something


1968

New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1968 add something


1970

Shearson Loeb Rhoades, itself was the culmination of several mergers in the 1970s as Weill's Hayden, Stone & Co. merged with Shearson, Hammill & Co. in 1974 to form Shearson Hayden Stone add something

 

Karl Malden - During the 1970s and 1980s, he was the spokesman for American Express

 

Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment - "'Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment Company "' was a joint venture owned and operated by Warner Communications and American Express that developed and worked on interactive television systems in the late 1970s and initiated several successful cable networks that remain well-known


1975

American Express sold this building in 1975, but retained travel services here add something

 

In 1975, David Ogilvy of Ogilvy & Mather developed the highly successful "'Don't Leave Home Without Them"' ad campaign for American Express Traveler's Cheques, featuring Oscar-award-winning actor Karl Malden add something

 

Time Warner - In 1975, Warner expanded under the guidance of CEO Steve Ross and formed a joint venture with American Express, named Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, which held cable channels including MTV , Nickelodeon and The Movie Channel


1977

Prior to that, the company was headed by James D. Robinson III from 1977 to 1993 add something

 

Wayne Boden - In 1977, with Boden five years into his life sentence, American Express granted him a credit card, which he used while out on a day pass from Laval prison


1978

Huey Lewis and the News - After getting a singles contract from Phonogram Records in 1978, Huey Lewis united his former bandmate and three of his former rivals to form a new group, Huey Lewis & The American Express


1979

A television media campaign for Blue adopted the 1979 UK Synthpop hit "Cars" by Gary Numan as its theme song add something

 

American Express formed a joint venture with Warner Communications in 1979 called Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, which created MTV, Nickelodeon, and The Movie Channel add something


1980

American Express created the card line amid rumors and urban legends in the 1980s that it produced an ultra-exclusive black card for elite users who could purchase anything with it add something

 

During the 1980s, American Express began purchasing stock brokerage firms as part of an expansion add something

 

During the 1980s, American Express embarked on an effort to become a financial services supercompany and made a number of acquisitions to create an investment banking arm add something

 

From early 1980s until the early 1990s, American Express was known for cutting its merchant fees to merchants and restaurants if they accepted only American Express and no other credit or charge cards add something

 

Mel Blanc - In the early 1980s, he would appear on commercials for American Express, as well as 9 Lives cat food spots featuring Sylvester, which combined live action and animation

 

Steve Ross (Time Warner CEO) - In the early 1980s, needing financing to further expand its cable television business and suffering from its losses at Atari, Ross partnered with American Express, convincing its executives on the potential of selling AmEx credit cards direct to Warner cable TV customers

 

Ambush marketing - Jerry Welsh, who was the manager of global marketing efforts for American Express in the 1980s, would coin the term "ambush marketing" to refer to these activities

 

Ambush marketing - The term "ambush marketing" was coined by marketing strategist Jerry Welsh, while he was working as the manager of global marketing efforts for American Express in the 1980s

 

Huey Lewis and the News - After the credit card organization American Express complained, in January 1980 they changed their name to Huey Lewis and the News


1981

Cause marketing - Following various pilot schemes in 1981, American Express developed a campaign which donated funds to a number of different non-profit organizations as part of the San Francisco Arts Festival

 

Kenneth Chenault - He joined American Express in 1981, working in the Strategic Planning Group

 

Kocbank - Koçbank was founded in 1981 as the American Express &Bank, based in Istanbul


1983

A 1983 promotion advertised that for each purchase made with an American Express Card, American Express would contribute one penny to the renovation of the Statue of Liberty add something

 

After the purchase of Shearson, Weill was given the position of president of American Express in 1983 add something

 

Andrew L. Lewis, Jr. - In 1983, he was hired as Chairman and CEO of Warner-Amex Cable Communications , the joint venture between the Warner Communications and American Express, succeeding Gustave M. Hauser

 

Cause marketing - The recent interest in cause-related marketing is generally argued to stem from American Express, who apparently coined the phrase in 1983


1984

Also in 1984, American Express acquired the investment banking and trading firm, Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, and added it to the Shearson family, creating Shearson Lehman/American Express add something

 

In 1984 Shearson/American Express purchased the 90-year-old Investors Diversified Services, bringing with it a fleet of financial advisors and investment products add something

 

In 1984, American Express acquired the investment banking and trading firm, Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, and added it to the Shearson family, creating Shearson Lehman/American Express add something

 

Its platinum card debuted in 1984 and continues to be immensely popular as it is second in exclusivity only to the Centurion Card add something

 

The partnership lasted only until 1984 add something

 

Steve Ross (Time Warner CEO) - AmEx's cross-sale expectations never materialized and in 1984, Warner bought out American Express's remaining share

 

Showtime Networks - In 1984, American Express sold their interest in Warner-Amex to Warner Communications making Warner the new half-owner of Showtime/TMC. In 1985, Warner sold its half-interest to Viacom, making the company wholly owned division of Viacom

 

Lewis Glucksman - That resulted in a forced sale by Lehman's partners to American Express in 1984

 

Time Warner - Warner bought out American Express's half in 1984, and sold the venture a year later to Viacom, which renamed it MTV Networks


1985

Jamie Dimon - In a power struggle, Weill left American Express in 1985 and Dimon followed him

 

White Mountains Insurance Group - It is owned by Jack Byrne who in 1985 was invited to run the troubled Fireman's Fund, a subsidiary of American Express

 

Dennis Levine - Shortly after Lehman was bought by American Express in 1985, he moved to Drexel as a managing director

 

Weill soon realized that he was not positioned to be named CEO and left in August 1985 add something


1986

Dean Witter Reynolds - Under Sears ownership, in 1986, the firm launched the Discover Card, a new brand of credit card outside the well established Visa, MasterCard and American Express networks

 

In April 1986 American Express moved its headquarters to the 51-story Three World Financial Center in New York City add something

 

Andrew L. Lewis, Jr. - In April 1986, about the time Warner Communications sold its interest in MTV Networks, and purchased American Express's share of Warner Amex Cable , Drew Lewis left WACCI to become Chairman and CEO of the Union Pacific Railroad


1987

In 1987, American Express introduced the Optima card, their first credit card product add something


1988

In 1988, the firm acquired E. F. Hutton & Co., forming Shearson Lehman Hutton until 1990, when the firm's name became Shearson Lehman Brothers add something

 

Credit card terminal - In 1988 the company signed a deal with American Express to provide its terminals to them in the US. To consolidate the deal, Hypercom moved its head office from Australia to Arizona in the US. It faced head to head competition with VeriFone on its home market

 

Payment terminal - In 1988 the company signed a deal with American Express to provide its terminals to them in the US. To consolidate the deal, Hypercom moved its head office from Australia to Arizona in the US. It faced head to head competition with VeriFone on its home market


1990

Some notable examples include a late 1990s ad campaign with comedian Jerry Seinfeld, including the two 2004 webisodes in a series entitled "The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman add something

 

The company began operations as a bank on July 1, 1990 following an order-in-council made by the Brian Mulroney government on November 21, 1988 add something


1992

First Data - First Data Corporation spun off from American Express and went public in 1992


1993

However, when Harvey Golub became CEO of American Express in 1993, American Express decided to get out of the investment banking business and negotiated the sale of Shearson's retail brokerage and asset management business to Primerica add something

 

When Harvey Golub took the reins in 1993 he negotiated the sale of Shearson's retail brokerage and asset management business to Primerica and in following year, spun off of the remaining investment banking and institutional businesses as Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc add something

 

Fontella Bass - In 1993 Bass sued American Express and Ogilvy & Mather for the unauthorized use of the song in a commercial for the credit card giant

 

The Bank of New York Mellon - In 1993, Mellon acquired The Boston Company from American Express and AFCO Credit Corporation from The Continental Corporation

 

Mellon Financial - In 1993, Mellon bought The Boston Company from American Express and AFCO Credit Corporation from The Continental Corporation

 

Lehmann Brothers - In 1993, under newly appointed CEO, Harvey Golub, American Express began to divest itself of its banking and brokerage operations


1994

In 1994, American Express spun off of the remaining investment banking and institutional businesses as Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc which after almost fifteen years of independence would file for bankruptcy protection in 2008 as part of the Late-2000s financial crisis add something

 

In 1994, the Optima True Grace card was introduced add something

 

Ultimately, the Shearson name was dropped in 1994 add something

 

Richard S. Fuld, Jr. - During this time, Fuld witnessed and participated in the numerous changes which the organization endured, including its merger with Kuhn, Loeb & Co, its acquisition by American Express, its merger with E.F. Hutton, and its ultimate spin-off from American Express in 1994, once again as Lehman Brothers

 

Richard S. Fuld, Jr. - Fuld had held this position since the firm's 1994 spinoff from American Express until 2008


1995

The New York Historical Society: Yale University Press, 1995 add something

 

Lizzy Gardiner - Noted for her originality, she is best known for her American Express gold card dress which she wore to collect her Academy *award for Best Costume Designer at the 67th Academy *awards in 1995 for her work on "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

 

Lizzy Gardiner - She gained worldwide attention at the Academy *awards in 1995 when she picked up her *award wearing an unusual dress consisting of 254 expired American Express Gold cards


1996

Gandhi Memorial International Foundation - Shimer resigned when he was denied credit while attempting to use his personal American Express credit card, in May 1996


1997

Superman - Jerry Seinfeld, a noted Superman fan, filled his series "Seinfeld" with references to the character and in 1997 asked for Superman to co-star with him in a commercial for American Express


1998

Ameriprise Financial - In 1998, Securities America was acquired by American Express


1999

In 1999, American Express introduced the Centurion Card, often referred to as the "black card," which caters to an even more affluent and elite customer segment add something


2000

Lexus LS - In February 2000, the limited "Platinum Series" LS 400 was introduced at the Chicago Auto Show in partnership with American Express


2001

Current CEO Ken I. Chenault took over leadership of American Express in 2001 from Harvey Golub, CEO from 1993 to 2001 add something

 

Kenneth Chenault - He became CEO of American Express in 2001

 

Kenneth Chenault - He has been the CEO and Chairman of American Express since 2001

 

Laurel Powers-Freeling - She joined Marks & Spencer as Chief Executive, Financial services and a Group Executive Director in 2001, where she launched the M&S Money credit card, leaving in 2004 when the financial services business was sold to HSBC. She became Senior VP for American Express as head of their UK consumer card business, launching the American Express RED credit card in conjunction with the Global Fund to fight Aids in Africa

 

After the events of September 11, 2001, American Express had to leave its headquarters temporarily as it was located directly opposite to the World Trade Center and was damaged during the fall of the towers add something


2002

The company began gradually moving back into its rehabilitated building in 2002 add something

 

Susan G. Komen for the Cure - In 2002, credit card operator American Express launched a "Charge for a Cure" campaign which claimed that "in the search for a cure, every dollar counts

 

Lotte Card - Lotte Card was established in December 2002 as a technical and business company licensed by American Express and Lotte Department Store


2004

In late 2004, American Express launched the "My life add something

 

Until 2004, Visa and MasterCard rules prohibited issuers of their cards from issuing American Express cards in the United States add something

 

Jerry Seinfeld - In 2004, Seinfeld appeared in two commercial webisodes promoting American Express, titled "The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman"

 

In January 2004, American Express reached a deal to have its cards issued by a U.S. bank, MBNA America add something

 

Ellen DeGeneres - In November 2004, DeGeneres appeared, dancing, in an ad campaign for American Express


2005

Each ad concluded with the celebrity reminding viewers: "Don't Leave Home Without It." The "Don't Leave Home Without It" slogan was revived in 2005 for the prepaid American Express Travelers Cheque Card add something

 

In 2005, American Express introduced Clear, advertised as the first credit card with no fees of any kind add something

 

In 2005, American Express introduced ExpressPay, similar to MasterCard PayPass and Visa payWave add something

 

In 2005, American Express released the American Express Travelers Check Card, a stored-value card that serves the same purposes as a traveler's check, but can be used in stores like a credit card add something

 

Other cards introduced in 2005 included "The Knot" and "The Nest" Credit Cards from American Express, co-branded cards developed with the wedding planning website theknot.com add something

 

Card security code - For American Express cards, this has been an invariable practice in European Union states like Ireland and the United Kingdom since the start of 2005

 

RiverSource - In 2005, American Express spins off "American Express Financial Corporation" and it becomes an independent company named Ameriprise Financial

 

Ameriprise Financial - In 2005, American Express spun off AEFC as an independent company

 

Parex Bank - In 2005, they launched the first American Express cards in Latvia

 

Also, on September 30, 2005, RSM McGladrey acquired American Express Tax & Business Services add something

 

On September 30, 2005, American Express spun off its American Express Financial Advisors unit as a publicly traded company, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. add something

 

Ameriprise Financial - In October 2005, after Ameriprise Financial's spin-off from American Express, Securities America became a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, but continued to operate independently as a Nebraska-based broker/dealer and serving independent financial advisers across the country

 

However, an agreement was reached between American Express and Bank of America on December 21, 2005 add something


2006

In 2006, as part of Bono's Product Red, American Express launched the American Express Red Card with campaign starred by supermodel Gisele Bündchen add something

 

In 2006, the UK division of American Express joined the Product Red coalition and began to issue a Red Card add something

 

Regus - In 2006 the Company entered partnerships with Air France-KLM and American Airlines for preferred access for business travellers and in 2007 it entered a partnership with American Express for preferred access for their Business Platinum cardholders

 

Pong - In 2006, an American Express commercial featured Andy Roddick in a tennis match against the white, in-game paddle

 

SecurityMetrics - SecurityMetrics was officially named a QSA and ASV by the PCI Council in 2006, and certified as a security assessor for all four major card associations in the United States: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover

 

USAA - USAA was one of the few major banks to begin offering American Express cards in 2006 in addition to their traditional offering of Mastercard

 

In January 2006, American Express sold its Bank of Hawaii card portfolio to Bank of America add something

 

The first card from the partnership, the no-annual-fee Bank of America Rewards American Express card, was released on June 30, 2006 add something

 

Ellen DeGeneres - Her most recent American Express commercial, a two-minute black-and-white spot in which she works with animals, debuted in November 2006 and was created by Ogilvy and Mather


2007

HSBC Bank USA is currently testing both HSBC-branded and Neiman Marcus co-branded American Express rewards credit cards, with a full rollout scheduled for late 2007 or early 2008 add something

 

In 2007, a two-minute black-and-white ad entitled "Animals" starring Ellen DeGeneres won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial add something

 

In late 2007, the company announced the new Plum Card as the latest addition to their card line for small business owners add something

 

Virgin Australia - By 2007, points collected from selected Westpac, American Express and Diners Club Cards could be transferred to Velocity Rewards, and effective September 2008, ANZ Reward Visa Card points as well

 

Grameen Foundation - Voted into the top 25 of world changing ideas in 2007 Members Project by American Express cardholders

 

In May 2007, American Express launched an initiative called the Members Project add something

 

The card has since been discontinued as of October 31, 2007, due to "changing market conditions" add something

 

The first 10,000 cards were issued to members on December 16, 2007 add something


2008

In 2008, American Express acquired the Corporate Payment Services business of GE, which primarily focused on providing Purchasing Card solutions for large global clients add something

 

In 2008, American Express made a decision to close all Business Line of Credit accounts add something

 

Tina Fey - She has done commercials for American Express credit card in 2008, and Garnier Nutrisse hair color in 2012

 

Neiman Marcus - The card, which runs on the American Express network, was expected to have been issued in 2008

 

International Bank of Azerbaijan - In May 2008, the bank became the Azerbaijan source for the issuance of Eurobonds and American Express credit cards


2009

In 2009, American Express introduced the ZYNC charge card add something

 

Marisa Catalina Casey - Chosen to participate in the 2009 American Express Nonprofit Leadership Institute, Casey was the only American representative at the 2010 ://www

 

Conan O'Brien - In spite of that high score, O'Brien hasn't done many commercials for corporate America; two recent examples are a 2009 appearance in a Super Bowl XLIII commercial for Bud Light, and one for American Express, which debuted on the same day as "Conan"

 

Although American Express no longer accepts applications for the Optima brand of cards, since July 13, 2009, Optima cards are still listed on the American Express website, as a reference to existing members only add something

 

Dov Hikind - On October 20, 2009, at the insistence of Hikind and twelve other New York State and City officeholders, American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault, American Express rescinded its Merchants Agreement with prominent Holocaust denier David Irving

 

In November 2009, Brighton and Hove City Council granted planning permission for American Express to redevelop the Amex House site add something


2010

In November 2010 the UK division of American Express was cautioned by the Office of Fair Trading for the use of controversial charging orders against those in debt add something


2011

Neiman Marcus - Fifty percent of Neiman's transactions are conducted using their private-label cards because Neiman Marcus only accepted its proprietary store credit cards and American Express until late 2011

 

Foursquare - In June 2011, Foursquare announced a promotional partnership with American Express, as part of AmEx's "sync" social media strategy, which allows for discounts to be applied directly to qualified American Express account holders by checking in to participating vendors


2012

In late 2012, American Express and Walmart announced the launch of Bluebird, a prepaid debit card similar to that of Green Dot add something

 

SAP AG - In 2012, SAP is listed as a partner of the campaign, together with other brands such as Nike Inc., Girl, American Express and Converse

 

International Bank of Azerbaijan - On November 3, 2012, it was reported that the IBA and American Express have signed an exclusive cooperation deal


2013

Your attached application will be approved unless we determine that you do not have the financial capacity to make the minimum payment on this new Optima Card account, or we receive the application after 04/25/2013 add something

 

Apple Leisure Group - In 2013, Apple Leisure Group quickly added to its family of companies with the acquisition of online leisure wholesaler, CheapCaribbean.com, and B2B tour operator Travel Impressions from American Express

 

IZettle - In 2013, iZettle upgraded its system to include a Chip & Pin device alongside its previous model, allowing it to accept all major credit cards including MasterCard, American Express, and Visa

 

Hashtag - Since February 2013 there is a collaboration between the social networking site Twitter and American Express that makes it possible to buy discounted goods online by tweeting a special hashtag


2014

Grado Labs - In 2014, Grado released their new line of headphones, "The e Series", and was named in the "Top Eight Most Social Small Companies in America" by Mashable and American Express

 

As of February 2014, Time Inc. is restructuing the profolio of publications add something

 

American Express teamed with Apple in September 2014, to incorporate a new mobile wallet feature into Apple's new iPhone models, enabling users to more readily use their Amex, and other credit cards add something

 

Costco - In September 2014, it was announced that Costco will stop accepting all American Express credit cards at its Canadian warehouses effective January 1, 2015, and that AMEX will be replaced by MasterCard

 

Tokenization (data security) - November 2014, American Express released its token service which meets the EMV tokenization standard


2015

As of 2015, American Express operates a line of several business credit cards, ranging from the Business Platinum card to the SimplyCash card add something

 

Costco - As of February 12, 2015, the 16 year partnership between American Express and Costco will dissolve March 31, 2016, meaning that Costco will no longer accept American Express credit cards and members that enrolled in TrueEarnings Costco-American Express cards will no longer be able to use it anywhere else within the United States after March 31, 2016

 

Sam's Club - American Express is accepted form 1 October 2015


2016

It is anticipated, in line with the Council's plan for the Edward Street Quarter, that the existing Amex House will be demolished by 2016 add something

 

Apple Pay - Other countries in Asia, including Singapore and Hong Kong, will get Apple Pay support in 2016, but only with American Express Cards

 

As of February 2016 American Express is one of the partner banks to both Google and Apple's mobile wallet systems meaning that cardholders can use their American Express-issued cards to pay at establishments where NFC payments are accepted add something

 

On April 1, 2016, Costco will no longer accept American Express credit cards, and cardholders of TrueEarnings Costco-American Express cards will no longer be able to use them after March 31, 2016 add something

 

Apple Pay - Apple Pay launched in Singapore on April 19, 2016 with American Express issued cards

 

Apple Pay - On April 27, 2016, ANZ made Apple Pay available to their American Express and Visa cardholders in Australia

 

Apple Pay - Apple announced at its WWDC 2016 keynote on June 13, 2016, that Apple Pay will be entering three new markets; France, Hong Kong, and Switzerland over the following months in partnerships with Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

 

Costco - American Express mentioned that it and Costco had failed to reach an agreement that would have continued their partnership beyond June 19, 2016, the end date of their current contract

 

Costco - As of June 20, Costco will no longer accept American Express credit cards, and cardholders of TrueEarnings Costco-American Express cards will no longer be able to use them anywhere after June 19, 2016

 

Costco - At Costco stores and gas stations, until June 19, 2016, American Express is the only accepted credit card in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, because Amex charges Costco very low interchange fees ; as Costco's margins are low in comparison to other retailers'

 

On June 20, 2016, Costco will no longer accept American Express credit cards, and cardholders will no longer be able to use TrueEarnings Costco-American Express anywhere, after June 19, 2016 add something

 

As of July 2016, American Express has several credit cards designed for small business add something

 

As of July 2016, American Express offered several business, corporate and travel credit and charge cards and services and data and information services related to their use in the competitive markets for these cards add something

 

"Best American Express Cards For Small Business" July 7, 2016 add something

 

Apple Pay - On December 1, 2016 Apple Pay started operating in Spain available to customers with cards issued by American Express, Banco Santander, Ticket Restaurante and Carrefour


2017

In 2017, Fortune ranked American Express as the 17th most admired company worldwide add something

 

On the 1st of March 2017, Australia's fourth largest bank ANZ announced that it was no longer issuing American Express cards, with the support phased out entirely by August 5, 2017 add something

 

In October 2017, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the antitrust case add something


2018

Current CEO: Stephen Joseph Squeri since Feb 1st 2018 add something