Welcome to American Express UK

Welcome to American Express UK

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Our Brand - Who We Are


We provide a special brand of service for our customers. Since starting out as a freight forwarding company in 1850, our business has transformed into a global suite of financial products and services to back the lives of our customers and their spending every single day. Today, we are the largest global payments network and we continue to pride ourselves on being forward-looking and customer focused.

Our Brand History


In 1850, Henry Wells, William G Fargo and John Butterfield merged their companies to form American Express. The core business was express delivery of packages and other goods, with a network of railway express routes stretching from the East Coast to Minnesota in the US. By the late 19th and early 20th centuries, we had introduced new financial products and travel services and by the 1950s, we launched the first of our now iconic Charge Card.

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Our Company Mission

Become essential to our customers by providing differentiated products and services to help them achieve their aspirations.

How We Achieve This Mission

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Our People


It is the people at American Express who bring our company values and mission to life every single day. We invest in our people in many ways, from support and opportunities for career development to recognising performance. That is why we've been recognised for many awards, incluing #13 in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies to work for in 2021. 


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Our Customers

We stand by enriching the lives of our customers and are proud to offer many benefits and experiences for them to enjoy. This includes rewards through our Membership Rewards Programme®, exclusive Cardmember offers with Amex Offers and events with
American Express® Experiences including the National Theatre, BST Hyde Park and many more. Check out our latest news releases to see how we've been supporting our customers in the UK and globally.

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Our Community

One of our core values at American Express is that we care about our communities. We have made significant strides to support our Corporate Social Responsibility commitments including the promotion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as investment into Advance Climate Solutions. 





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