The American Express Company is a global travel, financial and network services provider that was founded over 152 years ago in 1850. American Express is know throughout the world as a provider of charge and credit cards as well as Travelers Cheques.
But American Express offers more than just credit cards, they also offer financial planning, brokerage services, mutual funds, insurance and other investment products. American Express also provides investment management services and administers pension and other employee benefit plans.
American Express also offers accounting and tax preparation services to small businesses and financial education services to employees at their places of work.
American Express is also the world's largest travel agency, and offers travel related consulting services to individuals and corporations around the globe.
Above all of this, American Express also provides banking services to individuals, retail customers, corporations and financial institutions outside the United States.