Amex is pretty weird. I was in your exact position for a year and a half with them before i got my second CLI (i actually just got it last week), your scores and everything. I was putting heavy spend through it, paying biweekly, and in full and there was no misuse of this card or any of my other creditors! All while pre approving other cards and offering upgrades etc. I do, however, have two other accounts with them so im not sure if that played into it or not. They did give a good CLI so try to stay responsible with them and you should see it grow
My credit is in the 690 with Experian and 712-720 with other two bureaus so Amex approved me for this card in Feb 2018 with a starting limit of $500.00 and told me if I pay on time every month and leave a small monthly balance that when my 5th stmt cuts they would increase my limit so I did just that and in the 5th month they inreased it to $1,000 cl. I also applied in Oct for the new Gold charge card and was approved. Been using both and paying on time and much more than the minimun balance on both cards each month and keeping balance low. So this monring I figured I had the Amex Cash Everyday card a year now so let me apply for a CL increase and got the 7-10 day letter message . Bit then I got to their website to get pre approved and I'm pre approved for every card I almost applied for so I'm confused. They'll give me another card but not a CLI???
Their recommendation of reporting a balance works just as well if you can pay the full statement balance each cycle before the next one cuts. No need to carry a balance over month to month and pay interest. As long as a balance posts, it is fine. From reading here, and my experience with Amex, they seem to prefer it that way.
Thanks for the advice. Yeah I did everything I knew to do. Utilization is under 20% and like you I pay them every time I get paid which is twice a month. Good payment history with them. They're just stingy lol. I also upgraded the card to the preferred cash everyday this morning because they offered it.
did they give you anything for upgrading that card to prefered, they offered me an upgrade but didnt want to give anything in return so not upgrading till they do, was just wondering if you got anything for upgrading