The American Express Black Card’s limit is determined on a month-to-month basis, and it depends on your spending and payment habits over time. That is because the Amex Black Card - or the Centurion® Card from American Express, formally - is a "no preset spending limit” (NPSL) card.
The American Express Black Card’s requirements are rumored to include being an Amex cardholder for at least a year, spending over $100,000 annually on American Express credit cards, and annual income of at least $1 million. You’ll probably need to have an excellent credit score, too. To be clear, these things only get you an invitation to apply for the card. So that's just the bare minimum needed. There is a steep "initiation fee" of $10,000 and an annual fee of $5000.… read full answer
Amex doesn't publicize many details about its Black Card (also known as the American Express Centurion Card), so it's hard to say exactly what the approval requirements are. But recently, Amex added an invitation request form to the website, so if you want to get on Amex’s Black Card radar, fill out the form here.
The American Express card with the highest limit is The Platinum Card® from American Express because its purchasing power depends on the cardholders’ credit worthiness and ability to pay. So, cardholders with high income, low debt and good credit history could get a high spending power.
Also known as the American Express Black Card, the Centurion® Card from American Express is an exclusive, invitation-only card that actually offers the potential for limits higher than the American Express Platinum card, but only for the select few who can meet the card’s strict income and spending requirements.
American Express does not disclose minimum credit limits for its credit cards. However, customers with traditional American Express cards have reported in public forums that they’ve received pretty high credit limits. In general, the better your credit and the higher your income, the higher your American Express credit limit will be. Yet even if you start with a low limit, you can generally request a credit limit increase, usually after at least six consecutive months of timely payments.
No, the American Express Platinum card doesn’t have any preset spending limit. That does not give cardholders unlimited purchasing power, though. It means American Express won’t give you a specific credit limit once you’re approved for the card. Rather, they calculate your purchasing power based on how much you spend on the card as well as your income, any debt you carry, and your overall creditworthiness.… read full answer
Using a American Express Platinum card: Things to Consider
Credit utilization: While “no preset limit” can sound enticing, it can actually be quite dangerous. Credit utilization is a major factor in how your credit score is calculated. Essentially, “credit utilization” refers to how much of your credit limit you’re using each month. The less you use up, the better it is for your credit score. However, cards that have no preset limit make it extremely difficult to determine your credit utilization. They have the potential to hurt your credit score as a result.
Reaching your spending threshold: You also have to consider things in even more practical terms. If you don’t know what your spending power is, you won’t know when you’re approaching it. That could leave you in a tough spot in an emergency situation and make it difficult to buy high priced items with confidence. Thankfully, many cardholders have reported getting emails or calls from Amex early on, saying they were approaching their spending threshold and would need to make a payment before being allowed to make any more purchases.
The best thing to do when trying to figure out how much you can spend on your American Express Platinum card is to start small and gradually increase your spending over time.
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