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18/03/1850 American Express is founded

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American Express' Success Story

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American Express History

A multinational financial corporation also known as Amex was founded as a joint stock one. It was a result of several express companies.It formerly started as an express mail business, later expanding in the area of financial services. The original headquarters was located at the Tribeca section of Manhattan, NY.
    • Essentials 

    • Early history 

    • American Express buildings 

    • Financial services 

    • Loss of railroad express business 

    • Investment banking (Shearson Lehman Hutton, IDS: 1981-1994 

    • Divesting 

    • Recent CEOs 

    • Charge card services 

    • History of card types 

    • "Boston Fee Party" 

    • Conversion to bank holding company 

    • Charging order controversy in the UK 

    • CFPB enforcement action 

    • Costco exclusivity arrangement (2004–2016) 

    • Airport Lounges 

    • Centurion Lounges 

    • Future Locations 

    • Finances 

    • Card products 

    • Consumer cards 

    • Card acceptance outside the United States 

    • Card design 

    • ExpressPay 

    • American Express OPEN 

    • Non-proprietary cards 

    • Merchant account 

    • Traveler's checks 

    • Financial advisors 

    • Travel 

    • Publishing 

    • Individual banking 

    • Don't Leave Home Without Them 

    • The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman 

    • My life. My card. / Are You a Cardmember? 

    • Animals 

    • Cause marketing 

    • Cultural projects 

    • Offices 

    • Job satisfaction