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App for another Amex or Request a CLI with Chase.....
I am weighing options of which would be more productive. Should I app for another Amex for backdating purposes after I reach the 1 year mark in Dec or would it be better to request a CLI with Chase? Chase has really not grown for me over the last 2 years. I am not really sure what they don't like about my spending patterns. I want to close out CareCredit when I make the choice. Since both will result in a HP, assuming I would be approved for both (have no idea), I am trying to see which would be better to do. I am thinking taking the HP with Chase would work out better since it wouldn't be a new account. However, I am unsure if Amex wouldn't report as a new account even with backdating.
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Re: App for another Amex or Request a CLI with Chase.....

tonyaether wrote:
I am weighing options of which would be more productive. Should I app for another Amex for backdating purposes after I reach the 1 year mark in Dec or would it be better to request a CLI with Chase? Chase has really not grown for me over the last 2 years. I am not really sure what they don't like about my spending patterns. I want to close out CareCredit when I make the choice. Since both will result in a HP, assuming I would be approved for both (have no idea), I am trying to see which would be better to do. I am thinking taking the HP with Chase would work out better since it wouldn't be a new account. However, I am unsure if Amex wouldn't report as a new account even with backdating.

is the other amex from '12? it shouldnt be a new account perse. its up to you. do you want to add another card? 

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Re: App for another Amex or Request a CLI with Chase.....
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The other Amex is from Dec. 2011. It will be a year old in Dec. I don't really want to add another card. I want to replace the limit I am cutting with Care Credit without getting a new line or one that reports as new.
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Re: App for another Amex or Request a CLI with Chase.....

tonyaether wrote:
The other Amex is from Dec. 2011. It will be a year old in Dec.

well whats your aaoa look like? a card going back to jan of 11' could help you. while not that chase wouldnt give you a cli but depends what they do give you. 

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Re: App for another Amex or Request a CLI with Chase.....
My oldest account is 10 years old and my average age is at 5 years.
Wallet: Barclays Rewards MC-16k, Amex BCP-15k, Citi Forward V-sig-12.5k, Walmart MC - 7.5k, Amex ED-5k, Chase Freedom-6k, Target Visa- 1.5k
As of: 05/13/2015