American Express Announces Settlements With Bank Regulators Related to Credit Card Add-on Products

American Express Announces Settlements With Bank Regulators Related to Credit Card Add-on Products

American Express Announces Settlements With Bank Regulators Related to Credit Card Add-on Products

The FINANCIAL -- American Express Company announced that certain of its subsidiaries have reached settlements with several regulatory agencies to resolve  previously disclosed regulatory reviews of marketing and billing practices related to several products that have been discontinued.


The settlements involve American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., American Express Centurion Bank and American Express Bank, FSB.  Consent orders were signed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). American Express has cooperated fully with the CFPB, FDIC and OCC, according to  American Express Company.

The American Express entities will pay fines totaling $16.2 million and agreed to provide at least $59.5 million in customer remediation.  Most of the costs associated with the settlements have been provided for in prior quarters, and most of the remediation has already been provided to customers.

As previously reported, American Express continues to conduct internal reviews designed to identify issues, correct them and ensure that its products and practices meet a high standard of quality.