Violation Tracker Individual Record

American Express Centurion Bank
Current Parent Company: 
American Express
October 1, 2012
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
banking violation
Secondary Offense: 
credit card violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reached a settlement with American Express Centurion Bank (Bank), Salt Lake City, Utah, for deceptive debt collection and credit card marketing practices, in violation of section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. As part of the settlement, the bank was required to pay a penalty of $3.9 million to the FDIC.

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Civil or Criminal Case: 
HQ Country of Parent: 
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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