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This article was published on September 28, 2012

    American Express Pass for Apple’s Passbook now live, delivering balances, transactions and more

    American Express Pass for Apple’s Passbook now live, delivering balances, transactions and more
    Matthew Panzarino
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    Matthew Panzarino

    Matthew Panzarino was Managing Editor at TNW. He's no longer with the company, but you can follow him on Twitter. Matthew Panzarino was Managing Editor at TNW. He's no longer with the company, but you can follow him on Twitter.

    The American Express Pass from AmEx is now live at their new site. The Pass lets cardmembers get access to their running balance, recent activity, spending updates, purchases and customer service links right from a Passbook Pass.

    American Express says that account holders visit their account summary page about 30M times a month, so that functionality alone is slick to have in a pass. Note that this is not a credit card, it’s more of a portal that lets you keep track of info about your AmEx account.

    The AMEX Pass will also give cardholders access to exclusive events. At the upcoming Ryder Cup, cardmembers can “show their American Express Pass to gain access to the Cardmember Club, as well as a free swing analysis and use of CourseCast handheld televisions that deliver updated player information and live coverage.”

    In order to use the AMEX Pass, you’ll need to visit the site and give them your name, email, AMEX card number and CID to register and log in. You’ll have to do it from your device for the smoothest experience. Any valid AMEX card should be good to go.

    I…don’t have an AMEX, so I can’t test the integration for you. But if you have one, feel free to weigh in on how it works in the comments below.

    For more on Passbook, you can check this post out to read what it was like using it to buy tickets for a baseball game. And my review of Passbook is included in my iOS 6 review.

    Image Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images and Venture Beat