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Re: Amex Recon Question

Hi I got approved for AMEX charge card and was denied BCE. I called to find out what my limit is for the charge card. Several notes here talk about high spending limits. The CSR told me there are pre-set spending limits associated with the charge card. How do you guys get that number? Thanks.

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@Seoul12- When you log into ur amex acct there's a link on the left titled "check spending avaiability." click on that & then enter in an amount & then you'll either get an approved or denied response. You can only check 2x a day/within 24 hrs, more than 2x & you get "for security purposes your request can't be processed online, please call blah, blah, blah. 

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EQ: 794. TU: 704. EX: 755
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Re: Amex Recon Question


seoul12 wrote:

Hi I got approved for AMEX charge card and was denied BCE. I called to find out what my limit is for the charge card. Several notes here talk about high spending limits. The CSR told me there are pre-set spending limits associated with the charge card. How do you guys get that number? Thanks.


The rep you spoke with is right that amex charge cards are npsl. However all amex charge cards have an internal spending limit which is not reported to the credit bureaus. I've found that this internal limit typically varies from month to month

 

To answer your question though, when you set up your online account with amex there will be a button on the homepage called check spending ability. Through that link you can enter a hypothetical purchase amount and it will tell you if it would be approved. It's not an exact science but it will allow you to generally figure out your internal spending limit + or - $1000

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Out of curosity did they hardpull a seccond time? If so what bureau?

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AMEX BCE 18K AMEX Blue Sky 13.6K AMEX BCE 13.5K AMEX Zync
NPSL(AU) Citi Double Cash 10K PenFed Plat Rewards 8.5K Citi Forward $7.1K Discover it 6.5K Wells Fargo Cash Back $4.4K BankAmericard Better Balance $700 Chase Freedom $500 Capital One Quicksilver $6K Capital One Platinum (AU) $500 Capital One Secured Card (AU) $251(Closed)
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CreditChampion wrote:

Out of curosity did they hardpull a seccond time? If so what bureau?


Yes, I did get a 2nd HP, same bureau-EX. Weird bc I have a security freeze on EX & they didn't call me for a pin. They must've got around the freeze as an account review on my Zync card but a little below the belt to then place it on my CR as a hard inquiry. I really wanted the card so it's not the end of the world but still annoying. Think I should call the Exec office?

Citi Thank You $13,200 - Chase Freedom $3,100 - AMEX Zync NPSL (init. ability $17.5K) - Citi Forward $7,000 - AMEX BCP $6,000 - USAA Rate Adv $15,000 - USAA World MC $12,000 - Discover More $4,000 - Amex Hilton Honors $4,500 - Amex SPG $2,000 - Barclay's Priceline Rewards $6,400 - Chase Sapphire Pref. $7,500

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I would not as you got the card.....not worth the hassle. I had similar experience when I reconned my fathers AMEX application throught the executive offices after faxing in a credit report.

Fico Scores: 763 EQ(12/11/12) 801 TU(02/06/15) 776 EX(02/14/2015)
AMEX BCE 18K AMEX Blue Sky 13.6K AMEX BCE 13.5K AMEX Zync
NPSL(AU) Citi Double Cash 10K PenFed Plat Rewards 8.5K Citi Forward $7.1K Discover it 6.5K Wells Fargo Cash Back $4.4K BankAmericard Better Balance $700 Chase Freedom $500 Capital One Quicksilver $6K Capital One Platinum (AU) $500 Capital One Secured Card (AU) $251(Closed)
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Got my BCP in the mail on Saturday & was kinda surprised that my apr after the promo  period ends is 17.24%, the lowest apr offered on the BCP. Ironic that amex would give me the lowest apr considering that they initially denied me for the card. I don't plan on carrying a balance anyhow but just wanted to share. 

Citi Thank You $13,200 - Chase Freedom $3,100 - AMEX Zync NPSL (init. ability $17.5K) - Citi Forward $7,000 - AMEX BCP $6,000 - USAA Rate Adv $15,000 - USAA World MC $12,000 - Discover More $4,000 - Amex Hilton Honors $4,500 - Amex SPG $2,000 - Barclay's Priceline Rewards $6,400 - Chase Sapphire Pref. $7,500

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Thanks for letting me know how to check my spending limit on Amex!

 

Some updates: I got FR'd. I applied for too many Amex cards that same night I guess. I complied. I now have a $6k spending limit imposed

on the gold card. 

 

I was denied the BCE card. I became a little daring and applied for the Chase Sapphire a few weeks back. I got approved today for $5k by calling the backdoor number.

I am really happy. Because I am rebuilding my credit and my scores are low. And the largest CL I have is a $750 Cap 1 card and was denied recently for a better card from

Cap 1! Go figure.

 

I read this forum for inspiration. I think I am on my way to re-building my credit today! Smiley Happy

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