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Will I be approved for a AMEX GOLD?

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Will I be approved for a AMEX GOLD?

Experian Score is 770. Have 1 open credit card with credit limit of $10000, balance is around 1000.   No deliquencies or negative information on my report.  Only bad thing is I have 8 inquiries within the last 2 years.  last one being in december.  I also have a shool loan with a balance of $15000.

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Re: Will I be approved for a AMEX GOLD?


mikemogadas wrote:

Experian Score is 770. Have 1 open credit card with credit limit of $10000, balance is around 1000.   No deliquencies or negative information on my report.  Only bad thing is I have 8 inquiries within the last 2 years.  last one being in december.  I also have a shool loan with a balance of $15000.


The inq's could hurt. How old is your card? You have a decent chance if everything else is accurate.

Learning from my past and rebuilding..

BK discharged 1/10/17
scores: EQ 659 | TU 630 | EX 659

QS 3.8K | WF 500 | Cabela's 3k | ACU 500 |

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Your chances look good. If anything, app for the green and upgrade after a year
PenFed AMEX: $5500 | AMEX BCE: $8300 | AMEX E: $5000 | BofA BBR: $5000 | Discover It: $6500 | CSP: $11500 | CF: $5500 | Citi DIVIDEND: $5700 | CITI TYP: $4600 | BofA CR: $7500 | CAP ONE Q: $3000 |

TU: 722 / EX: 763 / EQ: 735
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2011beginnings wrote:
Your chances look good. If anything, app for the green and upgrade after a year

You will be fine, there is no reason to app for the Green first if you want the Gold, they both have the same underwriting criteria.

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ryanbush wrote:

2011beginnings wrote:
Your chances look good. If anything, app for the green and upgrade after a year

You will be fine, there is no reason to app for the Green first if you want the Gold, they both have the same underwriting criteria.


I agree. You are good to go for the Gold. I haven't found Amex to be too inquiry sensitive if the rest of your file is in good shape.

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The boards have spoken. Go ahead and app
PenFed AMEX: $5500 | AMEX BCE: $8300 | AMEX E: $5000 | BofA BBR: $5000 | Discover It: $6500 | CSP: $11500 | CF: $5500 | Citi DIVIDEND: $5700 | CITI TYP: $4600 | BofA CR: $7500 | CAP ONE Q: $3000 |

TU: 722 / EX: 763 / EQ: 735
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I just got the Gold with 12 inq


EQ 733 3/3/13 GOAL: 800 Merrill Lynch Merrill+ $12,500 | AMEX BCE 6K | AMEX PRG NPSL | CSP 6K | Freedom 5K | Discover IT 5K | HVFCU 10K | American Eagle Visa 5K | Citi Thank You Preferred 6,100

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They are definitely not inquiry sensitive, you should fine to go for the gold. Smiley Happy

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Re: Will I be approved for a AMEX GOLD?


mikemogadas wrote:

Experian Score is 770. Have 1 open credit card with credit limit of $10000, balance is around 1000.   No deliquencies or negative information on my report.  Only bad thing is I have 8 inquiries within the last 2 years.  last one being in december.  I also have a shool loan with a balance of $15000.


What's the source of the EX score?  If it's a FAKO, could be way off; if it's a FICO (lender generated) then that's a prime score. 

 

8 INQ within the past year, but how many in the past 12 months?  Those are really the only ones that matter.  Why so many INQ within the past 2 years if you have only one open card?

 

The charge cards are generally easier to get than the revolvers.  IF that's a true FICO score from EX, then you're likely to be approved, all things considered.

EX = 849 EQ = 850 TU = 850 as of 07/2017
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Re: Will I be approved for a AMEX GOLD?

Go for Gold PRG (Annual Fee is waived for the first year), next year downgrade to regular gold if you dont want to 175$.

Also apply a Amex credit card right after you apply for the gold card. You might as well get luck with two products in one pull. 

If you go this route, you should always apply for the charge card (gold) first and then the revolver (credit card)

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