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Registered: ‎11-18-2011

Amex auto CLI questions - how many months

I applied for the Amex blue cash in aug 12 and then read about the auto 3X in 61 days which was n october and I got from 2000 to 6000.


I want to know, how many more months do I have to wait before I can get approved for another 3x CLI increase. I read the max you can ask for is upto 25K, mine next 3x would be 18k so should I ask for 15 or 18K.

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Registered: ‎01-14-2009

Re: Amex auto CLI questions - how many months

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6 months. Ask for 18,000 in April 2013. Good luck!


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Posts: 3,065
Registered: ‎11-02-2009

Re: Amex auto CLI questions - how many months

Just an FYI, $25K is not the max CL you can ask for.  It is generally the max they will approve without asking for further documentation to support your income.  There are people however who have been given higher CLs without having to provide any further documentation.  Amex raised my CL to $27K without me asking.  I've also read threads of people asking for higher CLs and having it automatically approved.  In general, however, if you are asking for more than $25K, you should be prepared for Amex to ask you to provide additional documentation, possibly a 4506T.


Also, just a minor point of clarification.  If you're requesting a CLI, it is not an auto CLI.  Generally, when people refer to an automatic CLI, they mean a CLI initiated by the lender. 

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