American Express Company provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to customers worldwide. The company’s product portfolio consists of charge and credit card products; expense management products and services; consumer and business travel services; stored value products, including travelers cheques and other prepaid products; network services; merchant acquisition and processing, and servicing and settlement, as well as point-of-sale, marketing, and information products and services for merchants; and fee services comprising market and trend analyses and related consulting services, fraud prevention services, and the design of customer loyalty and rewards programs. It also publishes luxury lifestyle magazines; travel, cooking, wine, time management, and financial books and products; international editions of its titles; digital and mobile content; luxury-marketing events; and custom print and online programs for clients. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.