The American Express Green Card update, which took effect in October 2019, changed the card’s rewards rates and fees. The updated Amex Green Card rewards are 3 points per $1 spent on dining, travel and transit purchases, plus 2 new annual statement credits, while the annual fee jumped from $95 to $150. The card’s 2.7% foreign transaction fee also dropped to 0%.
Other updates include the addition of Amex’s Pay Over Time feature - which allows you to use the card to finance certain approved purchases over a period of time - and a mobile assistant to help with account-related questions, flight and hotel bookings, and more.
One other American Express Green Card update is to the physical card itself. The new eco-friendly card is made of 70% recycled plastic recovered from oceans, islands and coastal communities worldwide.
The American Express® Green Card’s credit score requirement alone doesn’t determine your approval or rejection. But it is a key component. Amex also considers annual income, employment status, monthly rent/mortgage payments and existing debt, among other factors.
Here’s the American Express Green Card credit score requirement and more:
Credit score required: Good
Other factors: Annual income, employment status, monthly rent/mortgage payment, existing debt and more.
Age requirement: At least 18 years old (must have a verifiable source of income).
Residency/identification requirement: A U.S. mailing address (no P.O. boxes) and a Social Security number, Individual Taxpayer Identification Number or passport.
Even if you meet the American Express® Green Card credit score requirement, you should be aware that this card is a hybrid card before you apply. That means you’re usually required to pay the entire balance in full each billing period. There is a feature called “Pay Over Time” where cardholders can carry a balance on individual charges that are each at least $100. However, these purchases are subject to approval by Amex. And the account will have a set “Pay Over Time” limit that cannot be exceeded. If you usually carry a balance every month, you might want to consider other Amex cards.
The American Express Green card’s limit can vary from month to month. American Express may adjust the limit based on your card use. The amount and the frequency in which those adjustments occur also depend on a wide range of factors such as your income, credit standing, payment record and more.… read full answer
You should be able to charge up to the same amount on the Amex Green card each month, as long as there are no drastic changes in your financial situation. A reduced income or lowered credit score may prompt American Express to reduce how much you can spend, for example. Conversely, improvements to your credit and income may allow you to spend more.
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