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New Amex: CLI before 60 days success story?

I like to hear from other Amex folks...has anyone have success asking for a CLI on a new Amex revolving account?

I went through the automated system (call in) when I activated my Amex and requested a CLI.

It stated I would have to wait 60 days to request a CLI and 6 months for another CLI thereafter.

I have a Amex revolving account that was activated today.

Thanks in advance........

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Re: New Amex: CLI before 60 days success story?

 


@tntexans72 wrote:

I like to hear from other Amex folks...has anyone have success asking for a CLI on a new Amex revolving account?

I went through the automated system (call in) when I activated my Amex and requested a CLI.

It stated I would have to wait 60 days to request a CLI and 6 months for another CLI thereafter.

I have a Amex revolving account that was activated today.

Thanks in advance........


I got my first CLI two months after opening the card.  But it was a small increase.  It's possible to get the CLI sooner, since technically one haven't requested one within 6 months.  After the first CLI, I now always have to wait every 6 months.

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Re: New Amex: CLI before 60 days success story?


@DI wrote:

 


@tntexans72 wrote:

I like to hear from other Amex folks...has anyone have success asking for a CLI on a new Amex revolving account?

I went through the automated system (call in) when I activated my Amex and requested a CLI.

It stated I would have to wait 60 days to request a CLI and 6 months for another CLI thereafter.

I have a Amex revolving account that was activated today.

Thanks in advance........


I got my first CLI two months after opening the card.  But it was a small increase.  It's possible to get the CLI sooner, since technically one haven't requested one within 6 months.  After the first CLI, I now always have to wait every 6 months.


I don't think this is true, because I am pretty sure the rule is no CLI within first 60 days of account opening, or within 6 months of last CLI.  It says it somewhere on Amex's page.


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Re: New Amex: CLI before 60 days success story?


@DI wrote:

 


@tntexans72 wrote:

I like to hear from other Amex folks...has anyone have success asking for a CLI on a new Amex revolving account?

I went through the automated system (call in) when I activated my Amex and requested a CLI.

It stated I would have to wait 60 days to request a CLI and 6 months for another CLI thereafter.

I have a Amex revolving account that was activated today.

Thanks in advance........


I got my first CLI two months after opening the card.  But it was a small increase.  It's possible to get the CLI sooner, since technically one haven't requested one within 6 months.  After the first CLI, I now always have to wait every 6 months.


 

"Small increase" as in how many %? 20%? 30%?

Was it an auto increased or a requested increased? Soft? Hard IQ?


 

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Re: New Amex: CLI before 60 days success story?

Again, I requested my cli within 60 days. Opened aug 09 and got the increase in october. I received a $500 increase which gave me a new $2500 limit. I'm now at $5000

 

 

edit: card was opened in 2009

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Re: New Amex: CLI before 60 days success story?

All my cli request was soft pull. They soft my report every month anyway to preapprove me for charge cards.
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Re: New Amex: CLI before 60 days success story?

Are there any recent examples?

 

I got my Blue and 2 months later request/received a CLI.  I tried for a CLI 2 months after that on my Clear but it won't let me do that for 6 months because of my increase on the Blue.  The cards are apparently in the same "league."  I haven't read of any recent examples with less than 2 months.

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Re: New Amex: CLI before 60 days success story?

So the norm for CLI is after 60 days. I guess Amex policy stands.

For the ones who received the CLI after 60 days, the standard requested is 3 x the current credit limit?

Anyone got declined for asking 3 x the current credit limit?

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@tntexans72 wrote:

So the norm for CLI is after 60 days. I guess Amex policy stands.

For the ones who received the CLI after 60 days, the standard requested is 3 x the current credit limit?

Anyone got declined for asking 3 x the current credit limit?


I had a $3600 CL on my Blue Cash and at 60 days I asked for a $6400 CLI to make my CL $10k.  I didn't get approved but I didn't get declined.  They countered with $5700 CL, so I accepted.

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Re: New Amex: CLI before 60 days success story?

Congrats on the successful increases after 60 days....I have mine "reminded" to alert me of an increase at the 61 days mark so I can call to request a CLI. I will be using the CC hard and PIF each month til than. Fingers crossed.

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