Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
American Express Centurion Bank
Current Parent Company: 
American Express
Penalty: 
$3,600,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
December 24, 2013
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
banking violation
Secondary Offense: 
credit card violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced a settlement with American Express Centurion Bank for allegedly unfair and deceptive marketing practices related to credit card "add-on products," in violation of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
financial services
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Parent company note: 
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