Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: American Express, Visa Inc., MasterCard, China UnionPay, Discover Card, Bankcard, Diners Club International, Carte Bleue, Eurocard, Japan Credit Bureau, Cashplus, Card reciprocal agreements, The Everything Card, Europay International, Cardholder Information Security Program. Excerpt: American Express Company (NYSE: AXP), sometimes known as AmEx, is a diversified global financial services company headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1850, it is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card, and traveler'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. BusinessWeek and Interbrand 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. The company's mascot, adopted in 1958, is a Roman gladiator or Centurion whose image appears on the company's travelers' cheques and charge cards. American Express Co. shipping receipt, New York City to St. Louis, MO (August 6, 1853)American Express was started as an express mail business in Albany, New York, in 1850. It was founded as a joint stock corporation by the merger of the express companies owned by Henry Wells (Wells a Company), William Fargo (Livingston, Fargo a Company), and John Warren Butterfield (Wells, Butterfield a Company, the successor earlier in 1850 of Butterfield, Wasson a Company). The same founders also started Wells Fargo a Co. in 1852 when Butterfield and other directors objected to the proposal that American Express extend its operations to California. American Express first established its headquarters in a building at the intersec...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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