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Registered: ‎07-18-2011

Too soon to app for Amex?

656 TU and 664 Equifax scores. Would I have a shot at getting approved for a charge card? Don't think I would get approved for a revolver yet. Utility is at 35 percent would love to get foot in door with them

Equifax 712 transunion 693experian 673
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Registered: ‎07-23-2012

Re: Too soon to app for Amex?

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honestly probably not. 

with the 30% util is hurting your chances. 


get that down to under 10 and only 1 card reporting and you will be good for a charge card imo. 


what do the rest of your reports look like? any baddies? 

other cards? 


p.s. it doesn't really matter when you app for it now since as long as you get a 2013 date! (for backdating purposes)

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Lower Utility
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Registered: ‎02-09-2012

Re: Too soon to app for Amex?

They util is going to kill you, but if you were going to get approved for something, it would be the green.

5/2012: 560 credit scores across the board and $500 secured CC
12/2014: 750+ scores across the board and $80k in revolving credit

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Registered: ‎08-13-2012

Re: Too soon to app for Amex?

Yep Amex Green is your option for now....

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Posts: 162
Registered: ‎12-27-2012

Re: Too soon to app for Amex?

+1 to the Green.  Just got approved for Green utiliztion was about 26%.

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Registered: ‎01-01-2013

Re: Too soon to app for Amex?

Sorry for the aside, but what's the difficulty of getting approved for a AMEX Blue Cash Preferred compared to the Green? Thanks!

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Registered: ‎06-25-2012

Re: Too soon to app for Amex?

Charge cards are easier to get than their revolvers. At least thats what they say here. I was approved for bce first and then my charge cards.
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