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Amex charge card



What lowest credit scores you may need to obtain an Amex Green Charge card? Which Credit Bureau do they usually check?



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Senior Contributor

Re: Amex charge card

They pull Experian.  If your file is borderline, they might pull one or both of EQ and TU. 


I don't know what their minimum score is. It would be hard to say.  Not all scores are created equal.  A person with very little history could have a 700 score and may still be denied.  A person with a lot of history, no recent negatives, and a 680 score might get approved.  Check out whogavemecredit and see if there is any info there. 


If I had to guess, all else being equal, I'd say 680 is probably pretty safe.  Generally, they don't like to see lates within the past 2 years. 

Starting Score: ~500 (12/01/2008)
Current Score: EQ 681 (04/05/13); TU 98 728 (01/06/12), TU 08? 760 (provided by Barclay 1/2/14), TU 04 728 (lender pull 01/12/12); EX 742 (lender pull 01/12/12)
Goal Score: 720

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Valued Contributor

Re: Amex charge card


Maybe list out your credit file and we work from there.

Starting Score: 560
Current Score: 748 Wishlist: CSP, Simply Cash, SPG, BOLD, INK, United MP,
Goal Score: 800

Walmart: 10k |Usaa: 8k|BCE: 13k| Amex: NSPL|Dis: 9.4k|Cap: 5.5k|CAP: 2k|CSP: 13.4k| Pen:4.5k

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Re: Amex charge card

Got an SPG after AU for 6 months, had fico 703 with 8 year tradeline (AU) on a City, primary just one one lousy card with a 2K limit. But high income, but it's the tradeline that did it for me... Call your mom or someone in the fan that can add you as an AU and you are set to go
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Valued Contributor

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AMEX pulls EX all the time for me. I seen on here that 650+ could get you in, but YMMV.  Have you tried the pre approval site?

Last Pulled EQ: 809
Last Credit Card App: 02/05/2016
Last CLI: 02/06/2016
Find Me: Gardening
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Established Contributor

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people have gotten in as low as 620's but not common, probably had a solid credit file but with few derogs like medical collections. Amex doesn't seem to take medical collections as seriously as other banks.

total credit limits $108,400 Credit scores Ex 728 EQ 738 TU 758
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New Member

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like the guy said, try the pre-approval site works, I got to choose between 3 card ...zync ,green and gold... no hard pull  .....just your last 4 numbers of  your s.s and name. My gold card was in my hand in 6 days

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Valued Contributor

Re: Amex charge card
5/2012: 560 credit scores across the board
12/2014 750+
3/2017 780+
5/2017 800+
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Valued Contributor

Re: Amex charge card

With AMEX income is a big factor if you are making north of 40k a year your chances are better, and since charge cards are only 1 month loans they have very low credit requirements, if you have good income and have a 650 or higher fico and a year of credit history with no recent baddies, you stand a good chance. 



Cards: Chase Southwest 20k & CSR 10k & CSP 10k & Freedom 6.6k & Amtrak/Freedom 4.6k, FNBO DISC 25.1k Oregon Duck 5k, & AMEX BCP 32.5k & Hilton Surpass 7.5k & Delta Gold 6k & Zync NPSL, Fidelity AMEX 17k Commerce5.9k & Cash Forward 7.5k & Sams Club MC 12.5k, Paypal Extras MC 8.5k, CapOne Venture 15k, QS 2.5k, QS 750, Amazon 5.9k, Walmart 10k, Citi Simplicity 9k, Discover IT 16k and a nice stack of store cards.
Last APP/HP 5/15/2017 Marcus Loan. 30k
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Established Contributor

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Repo-ed wrote:

it's honestly a horrible site, I would go to creditboards credit pull database since it's more accurate since most people who post there know the difference between Fico and Fako. whogavemecredit i suspect is mostly fako.

total credit limits $108,400 Credit scores Ex 728 EQ 738 TU 758
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