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AMEX Approval.... NO HP?!? huh?

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AMEX Approval.... NO HP?!? huh?

I always thought or from what I've learned on here and with past experience with my other AMEX accounts, it's a HARD PULL if approved and SOFT PULL if declined, right? Well, apped for the Business Blue Plus but declined due to max number of revolvers allowed. No credit pull. So, I decided to get the Business Gold Rewards with 50K MR points. First, application never showed up on the online application status check. I figured it was declined due to no credit pull from Experian. It took about 5 days to get a response from AMEX that I was approved, THEN the application showed up on the online status check. It's been about 11 days, still no credit pull fom EX. I did notice I have a new FICO Score on AMEX website at the time when I apped for the Gold Rewards. All my previous AMEX cards were shipped via UPS and I'd get a notification when it's mailed and it's usually within the following day from approval. This one came in regular mail, which was fine. And even before I got the card, they already enrolled me with Pay Over Time with $35K limit. 

 

Is this something new? My EX FICO is now at Very Good level at 741 after staying for months at Good with 639. Regardless, I am very thankful with AMEX. 

 

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Re: AMEX Approval.... NO HP?!? huh?

Congrats on the Business Gold approval.  The no HP for new applications for existing customers has been going in for a while now and many of us have been approved for a new card with no HP.  It is great that they are using their recent SPs for new applications.

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Yep. I was approved for the SPG Sunday and never got  a hard pull. Loving Amex...

12/27/17 EQ-725 TU-746 EX-724 From $900 available revolving credit to $117,000 in 10 months. It's been fun ...
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Frequent Contributor

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Ahhh.... Thanks, Irish. Somehow, this is the first time this happened to me. But, I'm glad.

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Congrats!

 

ps. I was approved for the BCE 3 weeks ago - still no HP.

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Thats great! Nice job on the approvalSmiley Happy
(BK7 d/c-08/2013/FICO-400's) ~ 02/2018~ FICO 08- EQ-669, TU-674, EX-??
Scores being held down by tons of INQ/New acts Smiley Wink
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Established Contributor

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Congratulations GTC471 on the approval! Question do you know if this card reports to your personal credit reports? Or just acts as a strictly business TL? 

FICO08 SCORES AS OF 02/22/2018: TU |737| EQ |730| EXP |748|

Amex $45k| BOA $49k| BancoPop $25k| Barclay $7.5k| Chase $28k| CapOne $11.6k| CiTi $25k| Disco $9.9k| FNBO $13k| Jcrew $17k| NavyFed $65k| PenFed $41k| Sync $74k| USAA $14k|
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bruisedcredit wrote:

Congratulations GTC471 on the approval! Question do you know if this card reports to your personal credit reports? Or just acts as a strictly business TL? 


It does not report to your personal credit reports unless you default.

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Established Contributor

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Okay Thanks Irish for this information. I keep getting a 50,000 points in my offers when I log on to my account so it's pretty tempting to say the least.

FICO08 SCORES AS OF 02/22/2018: TU |737| EQ |730| EXP |748|

Amex $45k| BOA $49k| BancoPop $25k| Barclay $7.5k| Chase $28k| CapOne $11.6k| CiTi $25k| Disco $9.9k| FNBO $13k| Jcrew $17k| NavyFed $65k| PenFed $41k| Sync $74k| USAA $14k|
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Re: AMEX Approval.... NO HP?!? huh?

congrats - they gave me my most recent card without a hard pull as well. Seems to be more common lately.

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