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AMEX Question

I just started building credit 6 months ago and i just got an amex gold premier rewards.

I started to use this card as my main card, and this first month i'm going to spend around 600 and pay it off of course

 

My other 3 credit cards are low limit. All around $500

 

My question is if I will use this charge card for 1 year heavily, and always pay on time, will they give me a high credit limit in 1 year with one of their revolving cards ?

Or they look more on my other accounts limit ?

 

I'm planning in January 2014 to apply for an amex credit card, so it will be backdated to january 2012

I want to be ready for next year and try to get a high limit.

 

I want to know from personal experience what will impact my first limit they will give me. Mainly my other accounts limit or my history with amex ?


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Re: AMEX Question

With the current scores in your signature, you can get your first Amex revolving card in January 2013 even, if you're willing to settle for a less desirable card, i.e. not the BCP/BCE. :smileywink:

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Re: AMEX Question

I'm waiting to app for BCE in January. I hope my score and UTIL of under 10% is good enough. I have Amex Green (10/12), will be 3 months old when I app for BCE.

2013 Approvals: Discover IT - 3/1, Amex BCE - 3/4, CSP - 5/4, Barclay Ring - 6/12, BoA Privileges Cash - 6/27, Citi TY Preferred - 8/6, OCCU Duck - 11/4, USBank (Cash+) - 11/22, Wells Fargo - 12/21, Nordstrom - 12/29

12/19/2013, $100k+ Available Credit. Total Util: 0-1%
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armbenderc wrote:

I'm waiting to app for BCE in January. I hope my score and UTIL of under 10% is good enough. I have Amex Green (10/12), will be 3 months old when I app for BCE.


I thought you were the OP and was really confused lol

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so which card would i be able to get in january ? 

what limit would i be getting ?

 


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Re: AMEX Question

You should expect a 1k-2k limit on the Gold Skymiles. If you charge a lot on the Green and pay in full before applying, possibly more but not a whole lot. 

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pat0812 wrote:

so which card would i be able to get in january ? 

what limit would i be getting ?

 


Depends on the reward that you want. Amex delta seems to one of the easier to get. With your score, If you want BCE/P, I would go for it.

 

2013 Approvals: Discover IT - 3/1, Amex BCE - 3/4, CSP - 5/4, Barclay Ring - 6/12, BoA Privileges Cash - 6/27, Citi TY Preferred - 8/6, OCCU Duck - 11/4, USBank (Cash+) - 11/22, Wells Fargo - 12/21, Nordstrom - 12/29

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From my experience of reading on forums and websites, the easiest Amex revolvers to get are the Delta Cards or the Hilton card I believe. The hardest to get from what I have seen are the BCE/BCP and the Starwood card. 

Bank of America: Cash Rewards.-1,000. 4/25/12 (CLI Increase 6/15/13), Citi: Forward- 3k. 10/27/12 (CLI on 2/8/14, SP). Discover: More- 2k. 10/27/12 (Increase 6/1/14). Amex: PRG- NPSL (closed 12/13/13). 11/24/12. Chase: Freedom. 5/1/13- 2.4k. Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus.-3.6k. 6/15/13. Amex BCE-2k. 12/7/13. Amex SPG-4k.12/8/13. Last App: 1/8/14.
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i managed to squeak out a $2800 starting CL with the delta gold using scores in my sig.
5/2012: 560 credit scores across the board and $500 secured CC
12/2014: 750+ scores across the board and $80k in revolving credit

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Repo-ed wrote:
i managed to squeak out a $2800 starting CL with the delta gold using scores in my sig.

That is awesome. I can't wait to app in January for BCE. :smileyvery-happy:

 

2013 Approvals: Discover IT - 3/1, Amex BCE - 3/4, CSP - 5/4, Barclay Ring - 6/12, BoA Privileges Cash - 6/27, Citi TY Preferred - 8/6, OCCU Duck - 11/4, USBank (Cash+) - 11/22, Wells Fargo - 12/21, Nordstrom - 12/29

12/19/2013, $100k+ Available Credit. Total Util: 0-1%
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