Amex is known to report "member since" from the date of opening the first account with them. But what if somebody adds me as an AU on his AMEX and once it gets reported I apply on my own? Will I inherit the history of an AU account on my card? Sorry, if the question sounds strange)
Realy? So if I want to extend the length of my credit history I can simply ask my friend to add me as an AU to his longest Amex card and apply on my own... if I get approved I will get a long tradeline on my report. What about my other AMEX cards? The ones I have now, will they reage as well?
From what I know AU card holder inherits the age of the primary holders card open date. That is pretty common practise. Most other companies I know they carry the first date that account is opened. I would think Amex would be same. My suggestion apply for it and see what they say.
The history should appear on all your AmEx cards, those issued by American Express. Obviously, it won't happen for a BofA AmEx, or a USAA AmEx, or other cards issued by other banks/ CU's.
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