American Express credit cards
“Don't leave home without it” has been the call of American Express (Amex) credit cards for more than three decades. One of the most venerable credit card companies in the world, American Express began as an express mail service in Buffalo, NY. Two of its founders, Henry Wells and William Fargo, later formed the bank Wells Fargo and Co. Together with the new company, they brought Amex from the island of Manhattan to the shores of California and many places in between.
Amex launched a money order business in the late 1880s, taking its first step toward modern day finance, and later issued the first Amex traveler's cheques in 1891. They've been an active player in the finance world ever since, introducing their first credit card in 1958, their first Amex Gold card in 1966, and their first Platinum card in 1984. Explore our Amex card offers above.