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: 
$359,868,546
Number of records: 
30
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$268,600,90015
financial offenses$91,240,92414
employment-related offenses$26,7221
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer protection violation$268,349,0009
anti-money-laundering deficiencies$55,000,0001
banking violation$30,750,0006
economic sanction violation$5,475,9546
insurance violation$251,9006
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 or local 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 Prepaid Card Management Corp.; American Express Publishing Corporation; American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.; AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SVC COMP; Amex Assurance Co.

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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 Bank Ltd. economic sanction violation 2004 OFAC $5,041
American Express Company economic sanction violation 2004 OFAC $5,500
Amex Assurance Co. insurance violation 2008 FL-OFR $8,000
American Express Travel Related Services Co, Inc. consumer protection violation 2015 FL-OFR $9,000
AMEX Assurance Co. insurance violation 2011 MD-INS $10,000
Amex Assurance Co. insurance violation 2005 FL-OFR $12,500
American Express Centurion Bank tax violations 2012 CT-AG $14,970
American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. economic sanction violation 2007 OFAC $16,625
American Express economic sanction violation 2004 OFAC $18,391
American Express Prepaid Card Management Corp. consumer protection violation 2010 AR-SEC $20,000
AMEX Assurance Company insurance violation 2009 OR-FIN $25,000
AMEX ASSURANCE CO. insurance violation 2007 VA-INS $26,400
American Express Travel Related Services Comp Family and Medical Leave Act 2004 WHD $26,722
American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. consumer protection violation 2011 NE-DBF $35,000
Amex Assurance Co. insurance violation 2006 CA-INS $170,000
American Express Publishing Corporation consumer protection violation 2000 MULTI-AG $200,000
American Express economic sanction violation 2017 OFAC $204,277
American Express Centurion Bank banking violation 2009 FDIC $250,000
American Express Publishing Corp. consumer protection violation 2011 CA-MULTI $600,000
American Express Co. consumer protection violation 2003 NY-AG $3,285,000
American Express Centurion Bank banking violation 2013 FDIC $3,600,000
American Express Centurion Bank banking violation 2012 FDIC $3,900,000
American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. economic sanction violation 2013 OFAC $5,226,120
American Express Bank, FSB banking violation 2012 OCC $6,500,000
American Express Bank, FSB banking violation 2013 OCC $7,500,000
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY banking violation 2012 FED $9,000,000
American Express Bank International anti-money-laundering deficiencies 2007 DOJ_CRIMINAL $55,000,000
American Express consumer protection violation 2013 CFPB $69,100,000
American Express consumer protection violation 2017 CFPB $96,000,000
American Express consumer protection violation 2012 CFPB $99,100,000
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