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Declined for Amex because i already have a card?

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Declined for Amex because i already have a card?

I decided to apply for an Amex Green today and got Declined with this message:

 

"Thank you for your recent application.  We were unable to approve your request for the following reason:

 

Because you have the ZYNCSM Card with a spending limit, we cannot open another American Express card account for you at this time.

 

 

An important notice concerning your rights is included.  The creditor is American Express Centurion Bank.

 

We hope you are enjoying the benefits and services of your ZYNC Card."

 

 

**bleep**? I also noticed while choosing a card that the ZYNC was no longer listed, was it discontinued?

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Valued Contributor

Re: Declined for Amex because i already have a card?

Yep, it's "exclusive" now.
Guess Amex's not going to be in a hurry to move Z's into the Green AF yet.

Super Contributor

Re: Declined for Amex because i already have a card?

Does your zync have the $200/$500w/autopay limit? 

 

If so that is why 



Established Contributor

Re: Declined for Amex because i already have a card?

You have the Zync with the hard limit? Maybe you are not qualified yet for the NPSL. Just a guess.

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Declined for Amex because i already have a card?

This has been documented before. You would have to cancel your Zync to get another charge card with NPSL. So, if you really want NPSL, cancel the Zync. Or, you could wait it out and see what they decide to do for people who have Zyncs with PSL's. My guess is they won't do anything and just continue to keep the accounts open for all members with Zync's.

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Valued Contributor

Re: Declined for Amex because i already have a card?

I'm willing to bet it's under six months for him. If not, uh oh.... bad sign for what's to come for a handful of people.

Established Contributor

Re: Declined for Amex because i already have a card?

You weren't declined because you already have a card.

 

You were declined because the card you already have is a probationary card with a spending limit. Once you graduate to a true NPSL (no preset spending limit) Zync they'll be happy to consider your application, but right now they want to get to know you a bit more with the card you have.

 

That's how I interpret the language of their denial.

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Super Contributor

Re: Declined for Amex because i already have a card?


TheConductor wrote:

You weren't declined because you already have a card.

 

You were declined because the card you already have is a probationary card with a spending limit. Once you graduate to a true NPSL (no preset spending limit) Zync they'll be happy to consider your application, but right now they want to get to know you a bit more with the card you have.

 

That's how I interpret the language of their denial.


This is entirely true, HOWEVER, the PSL will never leave your zync (unless they have changed something since it is now discontinued). The only way to get rid of the PSL on your zync is to cancel it and reapply for a new card. 



Established Contributor

Re: Declined for Amex because i already have a card?

Not because you have the Zync, but because it's restricted.

Regular Contributor

Re: Declined for Amex because i already have a card?

I already called Amex a few months ago and was told that the Zync would never graduate to a NPSL regardless of how long i have it.

 

I have the one with the $500 limit which i have been using moderately for over a year (yes i have had it for over a year) with no late payments, I do not think it is even enrolled in autopay since i have never been billed automatically and on the website it has that link that says "Enroll in Autopay".

 

I have actually tried applying several times for other cards since amex does not do a HP for cardmembers anyway (Primarily the Gold Card) and always get declined with the reason being "Your Cardmember riskscore is too high", This is the first time i get that message that says i have a Zync so i cannot get another card.