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Prepaying Amex?

I have a charge that is taking forever to clear and my statement closes on 2nd. Do you think it will send any redflags if I make a $500 payment when it shows my balance at zero incase the charge clears right when the statement cuts? If so, how will it be reported showing a credit?

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Re: Prepaying Amex?

If you want to force a payment, go for it.

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Re: Prepaying Amex?


Dustink wrote:

If you want to force a payment, go for it.



What do you mean 'force'? It looks like it will allow me to make the payment on Amex website, despite my balance showing 0.

100% Ficos: EX 773 , TU 772, EQ 771 Inquiries last 2 years/1 year/6 months: EX-0/0/0, TU-0/0/0, EQ-2/0/0~ last credit card app 6/24/13- New car loan 3/8/2014
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Re: Prepaying Amex?

Nevermind. I think amex saw this thread because now I have a $700 balance..lol

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Re: Prepaying Amex?

No, it doesn't send up any red flags. Cards that report when you have a credit balance will report as zero.

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Re: Prepaying Amex?

Forcing a payment is using your banks bill pay option to 'force' AMEX to take a payment. Nothing wrong with doing it.




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Re: Prepaying Amex?


LS2982 wrote:

Forcing a payment is using your banks bill pay option to 'force' AMEX to take a payment. Nothing wrong with doing it.


Thanks for that info for the future. I just paid that $716 balance so it will report zero. This $2000 limit is for the birds but Amex just won't increase it!!

100% Ficos: EX 773 , TU 772, EQ 771 Inquiries last 2 years/1 year/6 months: EX-0/0/0, TU-0/0/0, EQ-2/0/0~ last credit card app 6/24/13- New car loan 3/8/2014
Discover IT $9500~Kohls $1000~Amex BCE $2000~ Walmart Discover $7500~NFCU Signature CashRewards $19,400~ Chase Freedom MC $6000~ Chase Amazon Visa $1900~ Cap 1/HSBC MC $3500~ Amazon Store $7000~ Fingerhut $1050
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