American Express Centurion Bank

4315 South 2700 West, Mail Code: 02-01-47
Salt Lake City, UT 84184


General Bank Information

FDIC Insured Yes
FDIC Certificate # 27471
Date Established 1989
Assets $34.50 billion
Loans $21.58 billion
Deposits $18.31 billion
Capital $6.49 billion

American Express Centurion Bank is an FDIC insured institution located in Salt Lake City, UT. It was founded in 1989 and has approximately $34.5 billion in assets. Customers can open an account at one of its 3 branches.

For a more detailed analysis of American Express Centurion Bank's financial condition and a description of what these numbers mean, please visit the Financial Details section.

Bank Loan Profile?

The top three loan types in American Express Centurion Bank’s loan portfolio are Credit Card Loans, Commercial and Industrial Loans, and 1-4 Family Residential Loans.

Compared to other banks in Utah, American Express Centurion Bank has a significantly higher percent of Credit Card Loans on its balance sheet, potentially indicating a specialty in that lending area.

Note: Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding and double categorization of some loan types. All data from the FDIC. Additional information about this table.

Comparison to Other Banks
 Low   Med   High 
1-4 Family Residential Loans 0.00
Credit Card Loans 100.00
Consumer Auto Loans 0.00
Small Business Loans 0.00
Construction and Development Loans 0.00
Commercial Real Estate 0.00
Commercial and Industrial Loans 0.74
Farm Loans 0.00

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American Express Centurion Bank Ratio Analysis

The following ratios and data are available to help you better understand the financial condition of American Express Centurion Bank. The data is provided by the FDIC. All banks listed on are FDIC-insured. No depositor has ever lost deposits that have been within the FDIC insurance limits.

Texas Ratio
American Express Centurion Bank U.S. Bank Average
2.99% 8.87%

The Texas Ratio compares the amount of loans at risk and the amount of owned real estate with the amount a bank has on hand to cover any losses. As of March 31, 2017, American Express Centurion Bank had $211,340,000 in non-current loans and $0 in owned real estate. To cover these potential losses it had $6,486,291,000 in equity and $573,051,000 in loans loss reserves. That gives it a Texas Ratio of 2.99%. The closer the Texas Ratio is to 100% and over, the less capital and reserves a bank has to absorb its loan losses.

Return on Equity
American Express Centurion Bank U.S. Bank Average
35.15% 8.39%

American Express Centurion Bank has a Return on Equity of 35.15% versus the BestCashCow average of 8.39%. Return on equity measures how efficiently a bank is making money from its capital. A bank with a consistently high ROE can be considered well run. A bank with a consistently low ROE can be considered poorly run.

American Express Centurion Bank U.S. Bank Average
18.8% 11.94%

American Express Centurion Bank has a Capitalization of 18.8% versus the BestCashCow average of 11.94%. Capitalization measures how much equity capital a bank has to underpin loans and other assets on its balance sheet. The higher the capitalization number the more secure a bank is considered.

American Express Centurion Bank Balance Sheet Analysis

As of March 31, 2017, American Express Centurion Bank had assets of $34,496,339,000, loans of $21,584,291,000, and deposits of $18,312,846,000. Long-term increases in deposits shows a bank's ability to raise funds to grow its loans and assets. Loan and asset growth may rise or fall depending on a bank's strategy for growth. Sharp rises and falls in assets, deposits, and loans can be problematic, indicating a loosening of lending standards, or financial distress leading to reduced lending. A big change in these figured can also be from a bank acquisition or merger.

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