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AMEX FR Outcomes

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AMEX FR Outcomes

Since I just went through this I thought it would be good to start a thread of the actual outcomes of a FR to help others that might be going through it!

 

 

Type of AMEX: Zync

Open:  1.5 months ago

Cause:  I was told due to excesive inquires (bought a truck)

Information requested:  IRS transcripts

How long did it take to complete: Almost 3 weeks

Outcome:  They called and emailed to state they put a $3000.00 limit - then called 3 days later to say they made a mistake (you know my heart sank)...increased the limit to $5000.00??!!  Strange but I'll take it.

 

I am hoping it does not happen again, even though the process was painless...the suspension is a pain.  And I have learned to carry a backup card especially if on vacation Smiley Happy

I am also interested to hear if people have been FR'ed more than once. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: AMEX FR Outcomes

I have  nothing to contribute--I just wanted to thank you for doing this, I think that it will be of interest to many!

All 3 bureaus (per Amex CreditSecure FAKO) are still 748 (as of 12/19/13). Cards: Discover It, $12,100, Chase Freedom $3,300, Chase Amazon $1,500, Walmart store $11,000, AMEX Zync NPSL, Costco Amex $14,700. US. Bank Cash +, $5,000. AMEX SPG $6,000, PenFed Plat. Cash Rewards $17,500, PenFed P-LOC $10,000, Citi Forward $5,100, Chase Slate $5,000, Old Navy, $2,200.
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how many new inquirys did you have and in how short of a span?

Chase Sapphire Perferred | Chase Freedom | AMEX Platinum | AMEX Delta Platinum | AMEX SPG | Capital One Venture | Capital One Quicksliver | Discover IT | ABFCU Visa | Citi AA WEMC
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I only went to one dealer and everything was done on the same day.  Looking at my Credit Karma it looks like they submitted my application to every bank...lol.  Total was 10, however it should only count as 1 for credit scoring purposes, but I guess Amex looks at it differently.

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You know, everyone says mortgage/auto loan apps only count as one if done within a two week period for FICO scoring reasons, but idk how true this is....and even if it is true... I think it might be better to get financing prior to going to the dealership. I hate the thought of taking 10 hps just to buy a vehicle. Gah, that just sucks!!!!! Sorry you went through that. Clearly lenders do not view auto loan/ mortgage loan apps as one..
Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| BOA Better Bal $17.5k |Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $17.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $10k | West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k
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i had about 12 inq on 8/30/12 amex being my last. 

dealership pulled all 3 of my reports then toyota pulled all three of my reports 

amex pulled all three of my reports. 

 

still no fr though. maybe since they were last? 

 

question? when they did how do you get transcripts? 

 

i personally use turbotax and do my own taxes. and my income was slightly less last year since i started a new job in may/june. but i have stubs to prove of the increase in income. would that suffice? 

Current: Discover Fico 709 3/15 Walmart Fico 743 4/15

Inquiries (24 Months): EQ 6 TU 1 EX 6 | Most Recent: 4/09/2015
Over 12 Months:9


2015 Goals:
Lower Utility
Earn Cash Back

Amex Zync(Unicorn)
Chase Freedom$1500
Discover IT$7,400
Citi DC $10,000
Citizens Mastercard$7,000
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They send you the form to fill out.   You have only 5 days to complete.  They prefill most of it and send you details instructs on how to fill out the rest.  You then send in the completed form to American Express, they submit it to the IRS.  There is no fee and it's only one piece of paper you need to fill out and sign. When filling out my application I stated my current income - which does not match what the IRS has from last year due to new job and increased income.  It appears it was not an issue since they did not ask for any proof of my current income.  (I had my paystubs ready...lol).

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The banks still see all the inquirys and still use them to judge you, it's just fico counts them as one as far as your score goes... Two separate things

Chase Sapphire Perferred | Chase Freedom | AMEX Platinum | AMEX Delta Platinum | AMEX SPG | Capital One Venture | Capital One Quicksliver | Discover IT | ABFCU Visa | Citi AA WEMC
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Eh... That's why I'd just rather buy a cheap car with cash or NOT let the dealer find my financing. LOL...

Eeekkk amex fr scares me. Lol
Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| BOA Better Bal $17.5k |Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $17.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $10k | West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k
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Has anyone heard of amex doing frs because of new student loans reporting?!? Mine for this semester just started reporting :-/
Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| BOA Better Bal $17.5k |Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $17.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $10k | West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k
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