The American Express® Gold Card credit score requirement is 700 or better. That means people with good credit or better have a shot at getting approved for the Amex Gold card.
You should note that while your credit score is an important factor, there are plenty of other things that will impact your chances of being approved for the Amex Gold card, too. Some other key criteria include your income, existing debt load, number of open accounts, recent credit inquiries, employment status and housing status.
If you excel in other areas, you might be able to get approved with a slightly lower credit score in some cases. But it’s best to wait to apply until you meet the Amex Gold card credit score requirement. You can check your credit score for free on WalletHub.
The biggest Amex Gold Card requirements are having a credit score of at least 700, being at least 18 years old, and being a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Amex Gold applicants must also provide a Social Security number, Individual Taxpayer Identification Number or passport. Another major requirement is a steady income. American Express does not disclose a specific income requirement, but it will need to be enough to make payments on the card and to afford the $250 annual fee.… read full answer
Amex doesn’t openly state any other Amex Gold Card requirements, but there are plenty of other factors that Amex considers during the approval process. The amount of existing debt you have, the number of accounts you have open, and the number of recent hard inquiries on your credit report are among those factors. Amex looks at your entire financial profile when making a decision.
One way to get a better idea of whether you meet the Amex Gold Card requirements is to use Amex’s pre-qualification tool. Just put in a few personal details and Amex will show you all cards they think you’d likely be approved for. This pre-qualification process won’t impact your credit.
The American Express Gold Card limit is determined on a month-to-month basis, depending on the cardholder’s previous spending habits, income, credit standing, payment history and other factors. That is because Amex Gold has a feature called no preset spending limit, or “NPSL,” and it results in the monthly spending cap not being disclosed to the cardholder.… read full answer
While no pre-set spending limit can offer you some flexibility, it can be difficult in emergency situations. You can know roughly what you’re able to spend based on past months, but you never know exactly when a future purchase will be declined. There are reports of cardholders getting messages from Amex telling them that they are approaching the amount they can spend, though.
If you’d rather get a card with a set credit limit, some good rewards card options from Amex include the Cash Magnet, Blue Cash Preferred and Blue Cash Everyday cards.
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