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History of Amex Backdating...

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History of Amex Backdating...

I have been thinking about this for a while. Not sure if there's another thread on this. Atleast one I couldn't find. Why does Amex backdate their membership? How long have they been doing this? And why don't other lenders follow suit??

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Re: History of Amex Backdating...

Once a member, always a member. Probably why they take it so 'personally' if you ever burn them. Lol
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Re: History of Amex Backdating...

Not sure why.. But I would love it if Citi did it... Had a card with them for 14 yrs and the 2 most recent ones show 2013.. sucks..

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Re: History of Amex Backdating...


CreditJunkie917 wrote:

I have been thinking about this for a while. Not sure if there's another thread on this. Atleast one I couldn't find. Why does Amex backdate their membership? How long have they been doing this? And why don't other lenders follow suit??


You might want to look for my AMEX "backdate" threads.  I've covered a lot of this over the last year.

 

"Why?":  It's one of the unique "privileges" of being a member of AMEX.

 

"How long?"  They've always done it.

 

"Why no one else does it?"   AMEX started out in travel services, they got into finance and carried over, or applied,  some of their membership rules to that area as well.  That's why they're able to "back date" where other lenders aren't.  They're "grandfathered" in essentially.