American Express

  • Apple iPhone 6 to have a 'mobile wallet' feature September 1, 2014

    Apple plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger, Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes participation by Visa, MasterCard and American Express and...
  • Google launches its first Google Wallet app September 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Google has announced the release of its Google Wallet application that can enable phones to make payments. The app is being initially offered on Sprint's network in the US for Sprint Nexus S 4G phones. Google had first announced the app in May 2011. Google Wallet enables users to...
  • American Express offers coupons via Facebook July 19, 2011

    New York: American Express is jumping into the daily deals arena. The card issuer launched a Facebook application that offers personalised coupons based on a cardholder's likes, interests and other profile information. The announcement marks a significant entrant into the daily deals market, which has exploded in the past year. For those...
  • Forbes India: Travellers cheques check out! December 15, 2009

    Travellers cheques (TCs) date back to the end of the 19th century with American Express and Thomas Cook as the first issuers. Thomas Cook had issued a precursor to the TC, Cook's Circular Note, in 1874 in New York. But the world's first traveller's cheque was issued by American Express...
  • Rajesh Saxena named American Express India CEO February 3, 2009

    Bangalore: Global payment and travel company American Express on Tuesday announced the appointment of Rajesh Saxena as Chief Executive Officer for American Express Banking Corp. (AEBC), India. Saxena would head the country executive team and directly manage the international consumer card and small business services, leading the company's marketing, acquisition, product...
  • Tata Corus cuts 400 jobs | Amex sacks employees November 7, 2008

    Economic recession has eaten into the resources of companies and Tat Corus is no exception. In its struggle to stay afloat, the UK and Ireland plants of the company will lay off 400 workers. ...
  • Day in pics: Jobs cuts, US polls and scared Sachin November 4, 2008

    American Express cut jobs, master blaster under terror threat, will Obama become the next president. Policemen commit murderous mistake, and Kyunki saas... finally ends. All these and much more on November 3rd 2008. ...
  • PM's plea has no credit; Amex cuts jobs November 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Credit card company American Express has asked some of its senior managerial employees to quit as part of its strategy to save costs. The layoffs are primarily in Delhi and Bangalore and all the employees who have been asked to quit have been with Amex India for the past...
  • Oct 30 in pics: Blasts, job cuts and a political potboiler October 31, 2008

    Blasts rocked Assam, PM wrote a stern letter to Maharashtra CM to contain violence. American Express has announced 7000 jobs cut and Watson Gambhir spat resulted in a fine to the warring players. AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa said she was attacked by rivals. ...
  • American Express to slash 7,000 jobs | TCS, Infy won't October 31, 2008

    New York: American Express Co said on Thursday it will cut 7,000 jobs, slash expenses and scale back investments to save $1.8 billion next year, in its biggest restructuring since 2001 as it struggles with bad loans and surging funding costs. The expected cost savings lifted the company's shares 2.3...
  • Indian firms are missing out on significant savings April 19, 2008

    New Delhi: According to a survey conducted by American Express Consulting demonstrates that the rapid revenue growth of Indian companies seen over the last decade has been matched by a corresponding increase in business related travel expenditure. The survey goes on to highlight opportunities for Indian companies to leverage this...
  • American Express, Kingfisher launches credit card November 3, 2007

    New Delhi: India is experiencing a strong growth in affluence, spend on domestic air travel is increasing, and frequent flyers are looking for a premium experience combined with great value. Recognizing these emerging lifestyle and travel aspirations of consumers, American Express today announced a partnership with Kingfisher Airlines -...
  • American Express appoints Manoj Chacko as head of business travel September 26, 2007

    New Delhi: American Express announced the appointment of Manoj Chacko to the position of Head and Vice President, Business Travel, India and sub-continent. In this capacity, Chacko will be leading the Global Business Travel team encompassing Operations, Acquisition, Account Development, Finance, Technology, and Supplier Relations. He will also be accountable...
  • Airfare flattens across Asia Pacific June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Airfare increases across the last quarter of 2006 in Asia pacific had slowed to 1 per cent compared to the full year-on-year moderate growth of 3 per cent. American Express Business Travel on Tuesday published the data in Business Travel Monitor – the industry's quarterly retrospective pricing benchmark to...
  • Now Abhishek to party with Amex June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Abhishek Bachchan to host an exclusive dinner for selected Platinum Credit Card members of American Express as the company on Thursday launched its latest offering – the Platinum Club in Bangalore. As part of the "Membership Changes Everything" campaign to offer a premium and exclusive experience to the American...
  • Airtel suer gets 50K as compensation June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: How often have you got a phone call selling an insurance product right when you were in an important meeting? One such consumer in Delhi chose to file a complaint against telemarketing and has been awarded a compensation of Rs 50,000. Incessant phone calls from telemarketing agencies offering everything...
  • Airtel fined for 'unsolicited' calls June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: In a move that could greatly influence the way telemarketing companies operate in India, the Delhi State Consumer Commission on Monday passed an exemplary judgment and slapped a fine of Rs 50 lakh on Airtel and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) for their 'failure' to stop...
  • Abhishek joins the Platinum Club November 8, 2006

    New Delhi: Abhishek Bachchan will be the first member of the 'Platinum Club', a premium service aimed at the rapidly growing affluent consumer segment in India that American Express launched on Tuesday. Bachchan will also endorse the offering through an extensive marketing campaign with the theme "Membership Changes Everything". Members of...