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FICO score reqd for Amex Platinum Card?

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  1. mwarrior

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    Does anybody know what the FICO score required would be? I'm aiming to get the Centurion card (at least 3-4 trips a year, that alone would pay the fees), but need the Platinum first unfortunately. So ya, does anybody know what the minimum FICO score Amex looks for is? I recall somebody saying their wife works for AMEX.

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    Gagan
     
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  3. mwarrior

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  4. ttforcefed

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    not sure if i am reading ur question right but i think all u need to do is spend $150,000 in a 12 month period.
     
  5. Ricambi America

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    The spending threshold is nowhere near 150K. More likely around 25K for Platinum.
     
  6. mwarrior

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    Sort of. What I'm looking for is the requirements (aside from income... the FICO score mainly) to get the platinum card. And you are correct, its $150g in 12months you have to spend to get the centurion (verified by amex).

    Gagan
     
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  8. F-passione

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    Why won't they tell you what FICO you need? Doesn't seem like it should be a secret.
     
  9. Uberpower

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    AMEX doesn't use FICO. They have their own proprietary credit review/reporting system.
     
  10. mwarrior

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    Care to fill me in? :) What do they look at/for?
    Gagan


     
  11. Uberpower

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    Well, they look at everything that everyone else looks at...

    1. Debt to Income ratio
    2. Percentage of available credit used
    3. Number of credit inquiries in past 12-36 mo
    4. Late payments/judgements/write offs/leins/forclosures/bankrupcy/collection

    That's about it. Then they run it through their proprietary algorythm to determine their own credit score.
     
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  13. Slim

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    You might go to the finance forum at http://www.fatwallet.com and search the archives for an answer. They seem to talk about the platinum vs. black card a lot.
     

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