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American Express Company
American Express logo (2018).svg
American Express Company's logo
Type Public
Industry Financial services
Essential service(s) Yes
Country United States
Multinational Yes
Official website
Twitter (@AskAmex)
COVID-19 webpage
English Wikipedia article

The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an international financial services company based in the United States.

COVID-19 response

  • Encouraging 14 April 2020 (WHO.svg+34 dayssrc): Founding partner of #OpenWeStand, a website providing "resources, inspiration and connection to other everyday entrepreneurs with creative solutions to keep their business open, even if their doors are closed due to COVID-19".[1]


  • Encouraging: Waiving travel fee for making flight modifications through 30 April 2020.[2]
  • 17 March 2020 (6 days since WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic):
    • Encouraging: Waiving interest charges and late fees, and offering lower interest rates on a case-by-case basis for those who request assistance.[3]
    • Encouraging: Allowing customers in need of financial assistance to skip payments, without accumulating interest.[4]


News articles


  1. "GoDaddy #OpenWeStand movement helps small businesses during COVID-19". Tamebay. 2020-04-19. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  2. Silbert, Sarah. "In response to the coronavirus, credit card issuers like Amex and Capital One are letting customers skip payments without interest and more". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  3. Kerr, Richard. "Amex waiving interest, late fees on accounts requesting COVID-19 relief". The Points Guy. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  4. Lieber, Ron (2020-03-17). "Which Consumer Lenders Are (and Aren't) Helping the Most". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-28.