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Re: How much weight does Amex put on Income

Reading these posts, sometimes I wish I had $100,000+ to burn xD

Nice approval, Amex is generous and that 8k will rise to the sky in 1 year. Grats!!
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Re: How much weight does Amex put on Income

I feel like Amex looks at a person's entire profile instead of just at a credit score/history. If you don't have much history, big banks look at it as a risk. Amex looks at it as being responsible and not needing much debt, particularly if it's paired with a high income. To them, you aren't a risk when you have a high income and little to no debt. Plus this is an ideal combination for putting a high $ amount through the card. They sure know what they're doing.



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Re: How much weight does Amex put on Income

I think income and prior history with AMEX matters a lot. I was approved to Platinum last week with 91% utilization on reports... I have been running 80-90% utilization from last 8-9 months.


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Re: How much weight does Amex put on Income

Without a history with them, not so much.  With a history, the "income" portion becomes increasingly important when levels of spending increase. 

 

I speculate that once spending hits north of $15K per month, income and type of spending takes on more and more importance.  For CLs and montly spends more than $25K, I'd imagine financial documents will be requested in the form of a 4056T, which then would make "income and assets" the MOST important.

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Open123 wrote:

Without a history with them, not so much.  With a history, the "income" portion becomes increasingly important when levels of spending increase. 

 

I speculate that once spending hits north of $15K per month, income and type of spending takes on more and more importance.  For CLs and montly spends more than $25K, I'd imagine financial documents will be requested in the form of a 4056T, which then would make "income and assets" the MOST important.


Does being an AU on an AMEX card count as personal history with them?

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CreditSnob wrote:

Open123 wrote:

Without a history with them, not so much.  With a history, the "income" portion becomes increasingly important when levels of spending increase. 

 

I speculate that once spending hits north of $15K per month, income and type of spending takes on more and more importance.  For CLs and montly spends more than $25K, I'd imagine financial documents will be requested in the form of a 4056T, which then would make "income and assets" the MOST important.


Does being an AU on an AMEX card count as personal history with them?


Yes, but I'm sure to what extent.  I'd imagine it'd be on a case by case basis, but Amex certainly tracks AUs.  

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