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How to go from additional user to main user with Amex Delta

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Re: How to go from additional user to main user with Amex Delta

With the Amex Delta additional user, she has to pay a minimum of $9.95 per month with the card to keep it current. After she gets the Discover it Secured card approved, how can she stop having the Amex Delta? Does she have to call Amex Delta to cancel, or she just have to stop paying the minimum of $9.95?


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Re: How to go from additional user to main user with Amex Delta

if she is your AU, you can call amex to remove her as AU. Simply stop paying would not be a good thing to do.

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Re: How to go from additional user to main user with Amex Delta


@villemiami wrote:

With the Amex Delta additional user, she has to pay a minimum of $9.95 per month with the card to keep it current. After she gets the Discover it Secured card approved, how can she stop having the Amex Delta? Does she have to call Amex Delta to cancel, or she just have to stop paying the minimum of $9.95?


None of the Delta cards have an AU fee. I think you must be mistaken. The gold delta has a annual fee of $95 but thats it





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Re: How to go from additional user to main user with Amex Delta

 The minimum of $9.95 per month is not an annual fee, I think it's just the minimum usage of the credit card per month for the AU, or else the AU will be removed.


FICO 8 scores 02/2020
EX-773
EQ-773
TU-751
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Re: How to go from additional user to main user with Amex Delta


@villemiami wrote:

 The minimum of $9.95 per month is not an annual fee, I think it's just the minimum usage of the credit card per month for the AU, or else the AU will be removed.


I have never heard of this.  Is this a US-issued Delta card?  Of the seven Delta cards issued by American Express (Blue, Gold, Platinum, reserve, Business Gold, Business Platinum, Business Reserve) in the United States, none of them have this requirement. 

 

Just because she is listed as an authorized user does not necessarily mean that American Express is reporting the account information to her US credit reports.  I would have her go to annualcreditreport.com to verify that she has credit reports with Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax.  Also check to see that the Amex account is reporting.  If she does have reports, I would do the Experian trial to see if she has scores generated.  If so, and her Experian FICO 08 score is at least 650 or so, she should be fine to get her own card with a bonus (and you should refer her for additional points!).  If not, I would suggest that she open a secured account with Bank of America and use it sparingly for 6 months to generate a score.  Once that happens, she could apply for the Delta card from American Express and/or the Bank of America Flying Blue card (for travel on Air France, but if she prefers Delta she can always book Delta flights to France using Flying Blue miles through either Air France or KLM).

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Re: How to go from additional user to main user with Amex Delta

Yes, it's a US-issued Delta card. I was also surprised by that. She bought something for $10 using the card, but now, I don't see this message anymore (I should have taken a screenshot). 


FICO 8 scores 02/2020
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