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Easiest AMEX To get

I really want a AMEX Card and my scores are around 650.  What is the easiest AMEX Card to get?  I have heard people having some decent luck

with Dillards and also Costco?  Tahnks for your help.  Here is what I have currently

 

Walmart  800   0 balance

Macys  2100     0 balance

NFCU Cash Rewards 1500      1450 balance

NFCU Platinum 2000                 1400 balance

Old Navy 200  0 balance

Lowes 5000   2200 balance

Target 1000  0 balance

Kohls  1500 350 balance

 

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I think Amex Charge Cards are the easiest one to get. Costco Amex is not easiest one to get. Dillards Amex is not issued by Amex and the cards are issued by GE Money Bank. By the way, you need a clean report to apply for any Amex card and they usually EXP. Sometimes they might pull all 3.

 

 

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the charge cards are easier to get than their credit cards because with the credit cards they use their own credit criteria  along with who they pull which is usually experian and the charge cards you have to pay the balance in full every month so it is less of a risk for them.

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DBROCK wrote:

I really want a AMEX Card and my scores are around 650.  What is the easiest AMEX Card to get?  I have heard people having some decent luck

with Dillards and also Costco?  Tahnks for your help.  Here is what I have currently

 

Walmart  800   0 balance

Macys  2100     0 balance

NFCU Cash Rewards 1500      1450 balance

NFCU Platinum 2000                 1400 balance

Old Navy 200  0 balance

Lowes 5000   2200 balance

Target 1000  0 balance

Kohls  1500 350 balance

 


In all honesty, I wouldn't app for an Amex card. You have some high balances (one of your NFCU cards is nearly maxed-out) and your score is a bit low, assuming its a FICO score. I would pay down your CCs and wait for the lower balances to report before apping

 

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DBROCK wrote:

I really want a AMEX Card and my scores are around 650.  What is the easiest AMEX Card to get?  I have heard people having some decent luck

with Dillards and also Costco?  Tahnks for your help.  Here is what I have currently

 

Walmart  800   0 balance

Macys  2100     0 balance

NFCU Cash Rewards 1500      1450 balance

NFCU Platinum 2000                 1400 balance

Old Navy 200  0 balance

Lowes 5000   2200 balance

Target 1000  0 balance

Kohls  1500 350 balance

 


In all honesty, I wouldn't app for an Amex card. You have some high balances (one of your NFCU cards is nearly maxed-out) and your score is a bit low, assuming its a FICO score. I would pay down your CCs and wait for the lower balances to report before apping

 


+1. I would pay down to under 5% across the board and get your legit scores over 700.

 

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moonman wrote:

the charge cards are easier to get than their credit cards because with the credit cards they use their own credit criteria  along with who they pull which is usually experian and the charge cards you have to pay the balance in full every month so it is less of a risk for them.


With my Amex Gold card some purchases must be paid in full and some may be revolved, so the most recent statement on my account said $334.21 Due In Full Charges and $2106.44 Flexible Charges.  I have not bothered to learn the arcane rules distinguishing the categories because I always pay in full anyway (and since all my cards including Amex jacked up my rates in 2009 I'm sure not gonna start carrying balances now).  Way back when, there was a separate Sign And Travel account, and one had to specifically ask the vendor to put a special code on a transaction to allow payment over time, then for a while all charges eligible for Sign And Travel would automatically be treated as such.   At some point all mention of Sign And Travel vanished entirely, becoming the current Due In Full versus Flexible.  My recollection of when these various changes happened is quite vague as I've had this account since 1982.  I do not know whether all Amex Gold Card accounts have the Flexible Charges feature.

 

 

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DBROCK wrote:

I really want a AMEX Card and my scores are around 650.  What is the easiest AMEX Card to get?  I have heard people having some decent luck

with Dillards and also Costco?  Tahnks for your help.  Here is what I have currently

 

Walmart  800   0 balance

Macys  2100     0 balance

NFCU Cash Rewards 1500      1450 balance

NFCU Platinum 2000                 1400 balance

Old Navy 200  0 balance

Lowes 5000   2200 balance

Target 1000  0 balance

Kohls  1500 350 balance

 


The biggest lesson I have learned on my credit repair journey, is that what I want and what is best for my situation...are usually two different things. Apping for the AMEX in your current situation, is not what's best.

 

+1 to the poster who recommended you focus on paying down your balances and utilization.

Look into the AMEX when your score is higher and your balances are lower.


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I don't have much to add to the topic but don't forget to check amex's site to see if you're pre-selected for any of the cards. (if you haven't already done so.) Smiley Happy

 

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