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Citi Platinum Amex

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Citi Platinum Amex

OK,  I applied online and was approved instantly.  I will use the Priority Pass and the Citi Identity Monitor services.  No annual fee for first year, then $125.  The way I look at it, the $125 covers the Identity Monitor and the Priority Pass is just a free perk.

 

So, today I got my Amex Blue statement stating that my fixed rate APR was going up from 9% to 15.99% variable rate.  I called and spoke with a CSR who said my rate was fixed at 9%, no change.  Umm, here on my statement, on page 8 it states blah blah.   I then asked for a supervisor who said, yes Ms. Scout, your new rate will be 15.99% as of December 2.  (The card has a $0 balance.)  I asked why the rate was going up.  "Current financial climate" was the response.  I told her what my most recent EX FICO score was and she said "your credit report has nothing to do with the interest rate increase."  I asked her what was the lowest fixed rate APR offered for the Blue card, and she actually told me that she did not have access to that information.  I said thank you, and goodbye.

 

I will make friends with my new Citi card after it arrives in the mail.  It will be my new go to card.  I have been happy with my Home Depot - no complaints.

FICOs as of 09/2009 - TU 813, EQ 811, last known EX 797
FICOs as of 08/2009 - TU 791, EQ 809, last known EX 797
FICOs as of 07/2009 - TU 806, EQ 809, last known EX 797
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Re: Citi Platinum Amex


Scout1965 wrote:

OK,  I applied online and was approved instantly.  I will use the Priority Pass and the Citi Identity Monitor services.  No annual fee for first year, then $125.  The way I look at it, the $125 covers the Identity Monitor and the Priority Pass is just a free perk.

 


Woohooo!!!! Congrats, Scout!

 

I'm sure you know that my Citi Platinum Amex is the #1 card in my wallet.

 

Don't forget about the 3x ThankYou Points (5x on everyday spending) for the first two years.  The ThankYou Points rack up fast with this card.

 

Mind if I ask what sort of credit access line they gave you?  (I'm asking purely for academic purposes.  They gave me $11K for the record.)

 

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App free since 7/11/08.
TU 744 / EX 710 / EQ 694 (Starting to slip. Smiley Surprised )
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Frequent Contributor

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Cheddar,

 

My Citi CL is $10K.  Smiley Happy

 

I just cannot believe Amex would change a 9% fixed APR to a variable rate of 15.99%.  At lease my CLs with Amex are intact.

 

Scout

 

FICOs as of 09/2009 - TU 813, EQ 811, last known EX 797
FICOs as of 08/2009 - TU 791, EQ 809, last known EX 797
FICOs as of 07/2009 - TU 806, EQ 809, last known EX 797
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Unfortunately, I can believe it.  Amex is unpredictable these days, as I'm sure you know.

 

Congrats again on the Citi card!

 

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App free since 7/11/08.
TU 744 / EX 710 / EQ 694 (Starting to slip. Smiley Surprised )
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Citi Platinum Amex

Thanks.  I will continue to use my Amex Clear (no interest rate change yet), but the Blue will not be used for a very looong time.
FICOs as of 09/2009 - TU 813, EQ 811, last known EX 797
FICOs as of 08/2009 - TU 791, EQ 809, last known EX 797
FICOs as of 07/2009 - TU 806, EQ 809, last known EX 797
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Senior Contributor

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I'm envious. I want the Citi Platinum Amex but they won't convert my Dividend Amex to it.
Here we go again...
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Established Contributor

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Citi is the card I want to get in my wallet. Can those of you with a Citi card (Citi or Co-branded) reminded me of the type of scores they require and what your report(s) should look like? Thanks in advance.


Starting Score: EQ: 633 (12/31/09) TU: 651 (12/31/09)
Current Score: EQ:633 TU: 651
Goal Score: EQ: 700 TU:700


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PurpleHaze wrote:

Citi is the card I want to get in my wallet. Can those of you with a Citi card (Citi or Co-branded) reminded me of the type of scores they require and what your report(s) should look like? Thanks in advance.


I'd say greater than 660 with a report clean of derogatories. 

Here we go again...
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Re: Citi Platinum Amex

A clean report, low balances and a 690 or better. They also have a dislike for recent applications but then again ,right now, who doesnt.
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USCP111 wrote:
A clean report, low balances and a 690 or better. They also have a dislike for recent applications but then again ,right now, who doesnt.

I had 2 inquiries, a score of ca. 730 and got declined!

Message Edited by Flo on 01-07-2009 06:54 AM
FICOs April'09 : TU 743, EQ 725, EX:733
FICOs March'09: TU 694, EQ 725, EX 733
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