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NEW YORK (AP) — Credit-card lender American Express said Monday it is introducing a new line of personal savings deposit accounts in an effort to expand its offerings.

The deposit accounts are offered by American Express Bank FSB, a depository institution insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

The accounts include savings accounts with an annual percentage yield of 1.85% and certificates of deposit available in a range of maturities from three months to five year.

All deposits are FDIC insured up to $250,000 per depositor.

Consumers don't need an American Express card to open an account.

Shares in American Express fell 25 cents to $33.92.

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