Every day thousands of people worldwide use their American Express login details to sign into the Amex website.

The American Express Company, or Amex as it is more often named, was established 167 years ago and is best known as a traveller’s cheque and credit card business.

At the end of 2016, Amex had 109.9 million credit cards in circulation.

Amex was founded in Buffalo, New York, by William Fargo, Henry Wells and John Warren Butterfield.

Amex is a multi-national financial services conglomerate with headquarters in New York.

American Express founders (from left): Henry Wells, William Fargo and John Warren Butterfield.

How to sign into American Express

To start your American Express login procedure, copy and paste the following link into your browser.

American Express Login

  • Select your account and/or card type, using the drop-down menu.
  • Enter your User ID and Password, which are your American Express login details.
  • Tap the Log in

How to retrieve your American Express login details

Maybe you have lost your American Express login details. If you look at the bottom left-hand side of the screenshot shown above, you will see three options.

  • Tap the Forgot User ID or Password? button.
  • The following screenshot will now appear.

American Express Login

·       You will be taken through a four-step process.

  • Firstly, enter the 15-digit number that appears on the front of your Amex card.
  • Now enter the 4-digit card number, illustrated on the right-hand side of the page.
  • Tap the Continue button.
  • Once this process is complete, you will be asked to confirm your identity.
  • Amex will now help you to retrieve your User ID or reset your Password.

How to sign up for Amex

  • At the top of the page, select which type of card you wish to apply for. In this example, we have selected
  • Now go ahead and select either the Charge Card or Credit Card.
  • Unlike a Credit Card, a Charge Card incurs nor charges on purchase transactions, PROVIDED the full amount owing in paid in full by due date.
  • Scroll down the page and select which option best suits your needs.

  • You will now be asked to provide your personal details and shipping address.

Why you have to sign up to Amex

American Express introduced traveller’s cheques way back in 1891, a move that established Amex as an international company.

Kenneth Irvine Chenault is the Chairman and CEO of American Express.

Appointed in 2001, he holds the distinction of being the third black Fortune 500 company CEO.

American Express launched its first credit card in 1958.

It created such public interest, that Amex issued 250 000 cards before the official launch date.


American Express does not share your personal information apart from within the Amex family of companies and service providers.

When required to do so, by law, Amex will share your personal information with government agencies, and regulatory authorities to prevent criminal activity and fraud.

To find about more about the American Express Privacy Policy, visit: https://www.americanexpress.com/mn/en/network/content/privacy-policy.html

What you get

What you get from American Express is a company acknowledged as the 25th most valuable brand in the world.

The American Express logo, the Centurion or Roman Gladiator, is known throughout the world.

American Express was also named as the 17th Most Admired Company, worldwide, by Fortune in 2017.


American Express login is available worldwide.

Mobile, Android, iPhone and smartphone

The Amex Mobile app is available for Apple iPhone and iPad running iOS 9.0+.

It is also available for Android phone and tablet running Android 4.4+.

  • Scroll down the page.

  • Select whether you want to download the app via the App Store or the Google Play Store.
  • Now text the word, MOBILE, to
  • You will receive a link to download the app onto your selected device.
  • If you have another mobile device, visit the Amex mobile-optimized website at http://www.americanexpress.com

Security and privacy issues

American Express uses both physical and technical security measures to protect your personal information.

These include secured files and facilities, as well as computer safeguards.

Cool stuff to do

A really cool feature is Amex Offers that can save you a tonne of money!
You will find Amex Offers & Benefits when you scroll down on your American Express account.
There you will find offers that have been individually tailored to your location and spending profile.
If you like an offer, simply tap the Add to Card button and then use your card to make the purchase.
For example, you can receive cash credits for filling your gas tank at selected gas stations or making a purchase at one of your favourite stores.
The options are endless.
Remember to check this feature regularly because there are no limits on the number of offers you can add to your card.

How does American Express make money?

As a worldwide company, Amex generates huge amounts of income.
In 2016 its

  • Revenue was $32.119 billion
  • Net Income was $5.408 billion
  • Assets was $58.893 billion Total
  • Total Equity was $20.501 billion

Takeaways about American Express

In 1975, American Express launched its highly successful Don’t Leave Home Without Them traveller’s cheque ad campaign, featuring Karl Malden, the late Oscar-award-winning actor.

Karl Malden was the American Express Traveller’s Cheque public face for 25 years.

Keep your login details safe

  • Make sure that your American Express login details are unique to your American Express Account.
    Never use the same password on another internet site.
    Should you lose your login details, contact Amex immediately.