What is American Express?

American Express Company is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in New York City. It was founded in 1850 and is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card, and traveller's cheque businesses. Amex cards account for approximately 24% of the total dollar volume of credit card transactions in the US, the highest of any card issuer. Business Week and Inter brand have ranked American Express as the 22nd most valuable brand in the world, estimating the brand to be worth US$14.97 billion. Fortune listed Amex as one of the top 20 Most Admired Companies in the World.

This article provides information regarding the following:
  1. Credit Cards of American Express

  2. Features of American Express Credit Cards

  3. Canada’s Best Diversity Award for American Express


What are the Credit Cards of American Express?

American Express Canada offers different types of credit cards to customers. These cards are accepted in almost every country of the world and are designed with customer-friendly features. American Express has built a solid reputation in the global credit card market. Credit cards of American Express are also available in the Canadian market. American Express Credit Card Canada offers a wide range of credit cards made especially for Canadian customers.
These credit card products from American Express Canada can be divided in certain categories according to their services.

What are the Features of American Express Credit Cards?

All credit card products of American Express Canada offer a number of facilities to credit card users. Aside from cash withdrawals and making purchases at different locations, American Express credit card users obtain reward points for each transaction done through the card.
These points can be used to avail of different facilities as well as discounts on various products and travel tickets. Some of these cards offer cash back facilities to the customers.
Some American Express Credit Cards Canada offer zero annual fees for cardholders. Another category of these cards charge low interest rates for the transactions as well as affordable interest rates for balance transfer. Apart from these, there are some other varieties of American Express credit cards Canada that provide free air miles for the transactions done through the card.

The different types of American Express Credit Card Canada:
  • American Express Gold Card

  • American Express Holt Renfrew Platinum Card

  • American Express Aero Plan plus Platinum Plus

  • American Express Platinum Cards

  • American Express Costco Platinum Chase Rebate Card

  • American Express Air Miles Gold Credit Card

  • American Express Air Miles Credit Card

What is the Canada’s Best Diversity Award for American Express?

American Express Canada has been selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity employers in 2012. The award is presented annually by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers.
American Express has operated as a Canadian business and employer since 1853. It has created a work environment where a diverse group of almost 4,000 employees has been the reason for the success of the corporate organization. It brings together people of different talents, perspectives and backgrounds to help generate new ideas to better service customers.
Canada's Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across Canada who exhibit outstanding workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs across five major employee groups: (a) Women; (b) Members of visible minorities; (c) Persons with disabilities; (d) Aboriginal peoples; and (e) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered/Transsexual (LGBT) peoples.

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Leading Credit Cards

American Express has built a good name in the credit card industry along with MBNA and Capital One. It relies on the strength of customer service, features and benefits for consumers to gain mileage in the world market.

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