When you open an American Express® Savings High Yield Savings Account (HYSA), you’re helping to grow your own money at a rate higher than the national average. If you want easy access to your money at a high interest rate, then a High Yield Saving Account could be a great fit for you. And American Express offers much more than just a great rate with no fees, minimums, and 24/7 customer support.
How you make money
A High Yield Savings Account is a savings account with a variable interest rate typically higher than retail brick-and-mortar banks. High Yield Savings Accounts are limited to a maximum of nine (9) online and telephone withdrawals or debits per monthly statement cycle. To earn, just place your money into the high yield savings account. Interest on the high yield savings account is compounded daily and posted to accounts monthly.
How American Express makes money
There are no fees to use the American Express High Yield Savings Account. As a bank, American Express makes money through many different avenues, but most often through the interest they make on loans and other banking fees.
Is it safe?
American Express has been around for 170 years and has grown to over 63,000 employees. The company is worth over $25 billion and has more than 60 million customers in the US alone.
American Express High Yield Savings Account is FDIC insured for up to $250,000 and is backed by the service and reliability of American Express. At American Express they want you to be safe and secure when you bank with them online or by mobile device. They are constantly monitoring activity for potential fraud. Examples of their security include using multi-factor authentication, through one-time codes on non-recognized devices, to prevent unauthorized access, blocking unauthorized access by using numerous secure firewalls, and using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to create a secure connection with your browser when you login in or fill out an application online. These measures will help protect your personal information.