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bmd0224
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Registered: ‎07-15-2012
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Amex 61 Day CLI Question?

Question for the Experts:

 

Everyone says to call Amex 61 days after activation of their new credit card for your 3X CLI. Is this something that every card holder will get 100% of the time? Or will Amex counter with something less than 3X? I've heard this is also a SP (soft pull); could they deny you the increase due to opening multiple new accounts? I apped and was successful with (2) Amex cards, and (1) Chase card the past three weeks as well as CLI's on 3 of my cards which were SP's and auto CLI's.

 

Any help is appreciated.

 

Thanks!

01/11/13:
EQ Fico: 716 (from myfico)
TU Fico: 719 (from Walmart)
EX Fico: 719 (from myfico)

Chase Sapphire Pref. II AMEX Platinum II Amex PRG II Amex SPG II Citi AAdvantage II Barclays US Airways II Chase Freedom
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jamesdwi
Posts: 1,530
Registered: ‎09-16-2011
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Re: Amex 61 Day CLI Question?

no, its not an automatic approval, i was denied any increase after 61 days, They didn't like my  $1000 balance on my $6k CL. I want to get my UTL back down below 10% and try again near december. When more stuff falls off. 

 

 


Cards: Chase Southwest 20k & CSP 10k & Amtrak 4.6k, & Freedom 3.3k & Slate 3.3k, FNBO DISC 14.9k Oregon Duck 5k, & AMEX BCP 15k & AMEX Hilton Surpass 7.5k & AMEX Zync NPSL, Sams Club Discover 10k, Paypal Extras MC 6k, CapOne 2.5k, CapOne 750, Amazon 3.9k, Walmart 4.5k, Citi Simplicity 7k, HHonors Gold 1k (moved 5k CL to Simplicity), Discover IT 6.5k and a nice stack of store cards.
Last APP 4/26//2014 no plans for new credit I think I have enough.
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bmd0224
Posts: 66
Registered: ‎07-15-2012
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Re: Amex 61 Day CLI Question?

So i'm wondering if my balance is PIF and at Zero at the time of CLI if it would be granted.....hmmm?

01/11/13:
EQ Fico: 716 (from myfico)
TU Fico: 719 (from Walmart)
EX Fico: 719 (from myfico)

Chase Sapphire Pref. II AMEX Platinum II Amex PRG II Amex SPG II Citi AAdvantage II Barclays US Airways II Chase Freedom
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shtws
Posts: 59
Registered: ‎08-04-2009
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Re: Amex 61 Day CLI Question?

When you say balance, is it something that you carried over from month to month?  I have been PIF each month but have some charges on my account about 1k for 5K limit.  Do I need to pay in full regardless of when the next statement is?

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CK_Charles_Lover
Posts: 248
Registered: ‎09-02-2011
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Re: Amex 61 Day CLI Question?

I had about $500 on my BCE with a starting limit of 8K on my 61st day. I did not pay in full because I got 12 months 0% interest. I was approved for 19.5K and I asked for 20K and that's what they countered with. 

Trans Union Fico (Walmart) ,690 Experian Fico (Amex) 686(Opened 3 new accounts this month. In the Garden)


AMEX BCE ($19,500) AMEX PRG -(NPSL), BARCLAYS US AIR PREMIER WORLD ($10,000), BOA CASH REWARD -($6,000), CITI HILTON RESERVE SIGGY-(5,000), WALMART DISCOVER ( $5,800), CITI DIAMOND ($4,700), CITI DIVIDED WORLD ($4,500), AMAZON STORE($5,000), NORDSTROM VISA SIG($5,000), PAYPAL STORE ($4,000) Amex Delta Gold ($2000)
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cleanitup
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎03-04-2009
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Re: Amex 61 Day CLI Question?

I had about $600 balance on my AMEX BCP and called last night, my starting limit was $9k and I asked for $18k and was approved.   Most of the time I PIF my AMEX sometimes i carry a small balance.  My overall debt utilization is 15%.  I didnt ask for 3x, just 2x.   I applied for AMEX BCP in April, but did not call at 61 days cause i forgot and did it last night.   I havent applied for any credit since April. 


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