American Express (or AmEx) is a American multinational financial services corporation (part owned by the Berkshire Hathaway group). Ford Prefect always carries an American Express card as a means of making a 'bona fide' attempt to pay off bar bills, such as his endeavour at the Old Pink Dog Bar.[1] When Arthur Dent was at Milliways, he expected to see an advertisement for American Express.[2]


American Express is mentioned in:


  • At the time the novels were written, this was one of the relatively few widely-known names in the credit card business in Britain.

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