Guide to Increasing Your American Express Credit Limit
Your American Express credit card can be handy for acquiring expensive items or paying off large debts. However, the amount of use your card possesses depends quite heavily on your credit limit. If your limit is too low to make that major purchase or keep your finances afloat, it can be frustrating.
Can you increase the credit limit on your American Express card? Yes. With DoNotPay, you can request a higher credit limit quickly and easily. In this article, we're going to cover the steps you need to take to raise the limit on your Amex credit card.
Who Can Request a Credit Limit Increase?
Generally speaking, those who have recently opened a card are ineligible for credit limit increases, especially if it's their first card with the issue. Some of the factors that go into determining eligibility for a credit limit increase on your Amex card are:
- On-time/delinquent payments
- Credit history
- Credit score
- Utilization rate
- Hard inquiries
Monitoring your credit and using your Amex card responsibly are the best ways to secure a higher credit limit. Be sure to pay your balance on time while using your card often to show that you can handle a higher line of credit.
When Can You Request a Credit Limit Increase From American Express?
You can request a higher credit limit once your American Express account has been open for at least 60 days. This time frame allows the issuer to determine whether you can use your card responsibly.
Once you've received your credit limit increase, you must wait at least six months before requesting another increase. Be aware that it may be more challenging to secure a second increase. If you've had a substantial rise in your income, your chances of being approved for a second credit limit increase significantly improve, so be sure to update your income before making your second request.
American Express also occasionally increases your credit limit automatically. If you show that you are a responsible card user by paying your balance on time while using your card frequently, you might see automatic increases as often as every 6 to 12 months.
What Information Will American Express Ask You to Provide?
When you request a credit limit increase, American Express will ask you for some personal information to determine your level of financial risk. This information includes:
- Employment status
- Gross income
- Mortgage or rental payments
They may also ask why you are requesting a credit limit increase. Be prepared to answer these questions honestly and to the best of your ability.
Be aware that while some companies conduct a hard inquiry when you request a credit limit increase, by most accounts, American Express does not. So you may not have to worry about your Amex credit limit request impacting your credit score. But, it would be best to speak to a representative before making your request to ensure that there is only a soft inquiry.
How Can You Request a Credit Limit Increase From American Express on Your Own?
If you haven't received an automatic credit limit increase from American Express, it doesn't mean that you aren't eligible for one. It just means that you have to request one. And American Express allows you to do so online or over the phone.
- Log in to your credit card account
- Select Account Services
- Select Card Management
- Select Increase Your Credit Limit to make your request online.
The site will prompt you to enter information such as the new credit limit you are requesting and your annual income.
Or you can call the number on the back of your credit card to request a credit limit increase. Then, ask to be connected to a customer service representative to talk about a limit increase. Once you're connected, give them the information they ask for and explain why you are making your request for an increased credit limit.
Increase Your Credit Limit With the Help of DoNotPay
Requesting a credit limit increase on your own is a process that requires either logging into your Amex account or a phone call to customer service. It can be challenging to keep track of passwords and account numbers, especially with how many we have these days. And calling customer service works if you can get a hold of a representative in a reasonable amount of time. On top of those issues, Amex can deny your request even after going through the process.
That's why DoNotPay is here to help. We will handle the request for you, and we'll even make sure that the process doesn't affect your credit score if you don't want it to do so. Here's how it works:
- First, go to the Credit Limit Increase product on DoNotPay.
- Select which type of card you own and your credit provider.
- Tell us more about your card, such as when you first created this card, your current credit limit, what you would like your new limit to be, your card number, and whether you've missed past payments.
- Tell us more about your current income and expenses and why you would like to request a limit increase.
- Indicate whether you want to allow hard inquiries to be made into your credit history. Upload a copy of your ID and provide your e-signature.
- Submit your task. DoNotPay will deliver the request letter on your behalf. You should hear back from the card provider with confirmation or a request for more information within a few weeks.
And that's it. DoNotPay can help you increase your American Express credit limit with no hassle in just six easy steps.
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