Published on February 18th, 2020 | by Chuck11
Amex Revamps Online Login, Adds Rewards Totals For The Year
American Express recently released an update to the user interface in their online login. Last year, I gushed about the new rewards user interface; this update to the regular login does not get my approval. They also added a nice tool to their rewards details which adds up all the points earned in each category. (Thanks to clearing_sky for the image on this.)
Here’s what the rewards totals looks like:
If accurate, it could be useful since many cards have limits, and seeing what you earned can help you know how much bandwidth remains. Just bear in mind it likely does not count what’s been earned since the last statement closed. Hopefully it counts everything before that (?).
The other change which has been rolling out over the past few weeks/months is the look of the Statements & Transactions tab within the login (link); the tab I’d think most people use the most often. It’s okay, and adds access to various filtering options. It also seems to list the rewards earnings on the main Statements & Transactions tab (at least on some cards) which is nice since it saves from having to go to the updated Rewards tab to see it.
My main gripe is that you can’t easily toggle to old statements which I use much more frequently than advanced filtering options. You need to scroll down to toggle back to the previous month, and only then does the side-bar pop up with the option to see transactions from previous statements. It’s not terrible, will probably get used to it, but I definitely don’t like it.
Here’s the link to the old version which will hopefully work for a while. They have an option to switch yourself back to the old version, for me it sometimes pop up as an option and sometimes does not. There’s a pop up stating that they’ll be transitioning to the new login on May 1, after that time the link to the old version might no longer work.