American Express . By Arie Fauzi. A trusted brand.
By Arie Fauzi
Founded by Henry G. Wells, Williams G. Fargo, and John Butterfield, American Express was originally an express freight company.
American Express transported vital supplies to Union Army depots and conducted the high-risk task of delivering election ballots to troops in the field.
“Money Order” was created as a safer option of transferring money.
American Express established relationships with banks across Europe, allowing emigrants to the United States to transfer money to their families.
American Express introduced American Express traveler’s checks.
American Express offices helped US
customers trapped in Europe during the war to get back home safely. After the war American Express expanded their travel organization globally.
American Express launched its first green charge card in the UK.
American Express launched the corporate card.
American Express launched its first credit card in the UK.