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AMEX green shows credit limit online

Checked my AMEX green card online this morning. Instead of reading "No Pre-Set Limit" like it normally does, that field now contains "$1437 available credit". Outstanding balance is $62.60 so far this month. I pay it in full each and every month, usually within 24 hours of the statement closing. My highest balance ever was $1116, which was paid in full right away. Why are they reporting credit limit now?
 
The only thing I can think of is that I recently applied for and was approved for sign & travel/extended payments and flexible options. Does that cause the actual credit limit to be displayed??
 
 
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Re: AMEX green shows credit limit online

I cannot find the field that says "No pre-set spending limit" on my account for the green card.
 
Could you direct me to it?
 
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Re: AMEX green shows credit limit online

OHHHH   Nevermind... I see it, right underneath the balance.  Duh...Smiley Tongue
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Phouchg wrote:
Checked my AMEX green card online this morning. Instead of reading "No Pre-Set Limit" like it normally does, that field now contains "$1437 available credit". Outstanding balance is $62.60 so far this month. I pay it in full each and every month, usually within 24 hours of the statement closing. My highest balance ever was $1116, which was paid in full right away. Why are they reporting credit limit now?
 
The only thing I can think of is that I recently applied for and was approved for sign & travel/extended payments and flexible options. Does that cause the actual credit limit to be displayed??
 
 


I thought Charge cards does not have preset spending limit.  Interesting you could find out it on your account.
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Even though there is no "pre-set" spending limit there is apparently an "exposure limit" which is a secret maximum amount that may be charged per month. This changes based on income, payment history etc.
 
I do know that when I got the card in May I attempted a small charge that would have put my monthly amount over $500. It was declined so I called AMEX and they approved it. The next month I topped out over $1000, but paid it 24 hours after the statement closed - so I suspect that being a new cardholder I had to establish a bit of a pattern before having a higher exposure limit.
 
 
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Phouchg wrote:
Even though there is no "pre-set" spending limit there is apparently an "exposure limit" which is a secret maximum amount that may be charged per month. This changes based on income, payment history etc.
 
I do know that when I got the card in May I attempted a small charge that would have put my monthly amount over $500. It was declined so I called AMEX and they approved it. The next month I topped out over $1000, but paid it 24 hours after the statement closed - so I suspect that being a new cardholder I had to establish a bit of a pattern before having a higher exposure limit.
 
 


Yes, you are right. As the credit experience built with them, they will increase the limits.
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