Just had success in getting the 61-day Amex 3x CLI on my BCE - from $500 to $1,500, right on the dot. I was afraid I might not be approved for the CLI, because my T&C has the credit steps language (auto-CLI after 5 statements of PIF, unless CLI'd earlier), and I was denied for the BCE a week before my eventual approval. Also, I had carried balance (0% APR promo, thankfully) for about a week past the due date (made the minimum, of course), and paid it off just two days ago.
So even with the seemingly risky behavior (I cycled the $500 twice in a month to hit the sign-up bonus), the 3x CLI seems solid still! I hoped I've provided a useful DP for those with a minimal starting CL and the credit steps language.
697 EX FICO8
AAoA 10~11 months
No baddies, no lates
Thank you all for the very useful info! Next up is the Plat (applying within a month)!
Thank you very much for posting this! DH got an Amex BCE with $500 limit a month ago and was wondering if a CLI was possible in 61 days...now he can flag to try when the time is right.
Congrats!!!! Do you mind share data points your inq on EX ? do you have any Inq on your EX when you requested 3x CLI? Mine due 3x CLI next month but I have 6 Inq on EX so I just wondering if the Inq would be one of the factor denial for 61 days CLI with Amex. Should I wait 91 days? because 3 Inq will drops from EX, leaving only 3 left if I wait for 91 days. Thank you.
Congrats on your 3x! If you treat them right, I suspect we'll see another similar post from you in about 6 months!