Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
American Express
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol AXP)
Headquartered in: 
New York
Major Industry: 
financial services
Specific Industry: 
financial services
Penalty total since 2000: 
$353,726,526
Number of records: 
19
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer protection violation$267,685,0005
anti-money-laundering deficiencies$55,000,0001
banking violation$30,750,0006
economic sanction violation$249,8345
Family and Medical Leave Act$26,7221
tax violations$14,9701
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

American Express; AMERICAN EXPRESS BANK; AMERICAN EXPRESS BANK INTL; AMERICAN EXPRESS CENTURION BANK; American Express Publishing Corporation; AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SVC COMP

Links: 

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
American Express consumer protection violation 2012 CFPB $99,100,000
American Express consumer protection violation 2017 CFPB $96,000,000
American Express consumer protection violation 2013 CFPB $69,100,000
American Express Bank International anti-money-laundering deficiencies 2007 DOJ_CRIMINAL $55,000,000
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY banking violation 2012 FED $9,000,000
American Express Bank, FSB banking violation 2013 OCC $7,500,000
American Express Bank, FSB banking violation 2012 OCC $6,500,000
American Express Centurion Bank banking violation 2012 FDIC $3,900,000
American Express Centurion Bank banking violation 2013 FDIC $3,600,000
American Express Co. consumer protection violation 2003 NY-AG $3,285,000
American Express Centurion Bank banking violation 2009 FDIC $250,000
American Express economic sanction violation 2017 OFAC $204,277
American Express Publishing Corporation consumer protection violation 2000 MULTI-AG $200,000
American Express Travel Related Services Comp Family and Medical Leave Act 2004 WHD $26,722
American Express economic sanction violation 2004 OFAC $18,391
American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. economic sanction violation 2007 OFAC $16,625
American Express Centurion Bank tax violations 2012 CT-AG $14,970
American Express Company economic sanction violation 2004 OFAC $5,500
American Express Bank Ltd. economic sanction violation 2004 OFAC $5,041
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