The The Platinum Card® from American Express cash advance fee is 5% (min $10) per transaction, whichever is higher. A cash advance fee is charged when using the American Express Platinum card for cash withdrawals at an ATM.
Bear in mind that when you make a cash advance, you will incur other costs in addition to the American Express Platinum card cash advance fee. There’s a separate cash advance APR that applies immediately after you complete the transaction. The ATM owner may also impose additional charges.
You can get an American Express cash advance at participating ATMs, up to the card's available cash advance limit. To start, call American Express customer service at (800) 227-4669 to request a cash advance PIN. Once you have your PIN, simply insert the card into a participating ATM, type in your PIN, and select “Cash Advance.” Then enter the amount of cash you want to withdraw.… read full answer
There may be other ways to get a cash advance from your American Express card, as well. For instance, you could write out an American Express cash advance check and use it like a regular bank check.
It’s important to take fees and interest into account before you get an Amex cash advance. The American Express cash advance fee will likely be 5% (min $10) of the transaction, whichever is greater. In addition to that, interest on the cash advance will begin accruing immediately, and it’s usually at least a 25% APR. There may also be ATM-owner fees, depending on where you withdraw money from. So it's best to avoid cash advances.
Try looking into alternatives, such as borrowing money from friends and family or a personal loan. If you have good credit, getting a personal loan may be cheaper than taking out a cash advance.
Here’s how to get the American Express Platinum card annual fee waived:… read full answer
Call the retention line: You can ask Amex to waive the annual fee by calling (800) 452-3945. However, it’s important to understand that this approach may not be successful. American Express typically does not waive annual fees entirely, but it may offer a side benefit to offset the Platinum card’s $695 annual fee. Retention offers traditionally include statement credits, bonus points or spending bonuses. But make sure your account is in good standing before calling.
Apply for the Amex financial relief program: If you’re having difficulty paying your annual fee due to unforeseen financial difficulty, apply for the financial relief program online or call Amex at (866) 703-4169. You could potentially have your annual fee waived. Or you might receive other assistance such as lower monthly payments or lower interest rates. If you decide to enroll in a financial relief program, though, your spending ability will likely be greatly reduced for the duration. Your credit score may be impacted by the reduction in credit limit. And if you don’t comply with the terms of the program, that will appear as a negative on your credit report.
Other options: You might be able to get your American Express Platinum card annual fee waived if you’re an active member in the military. Downgrading to an American Express card with a lower annual fee is also an option.
However, if you don’t end up getting the $695 annual fee waived, you should consider keeping the card for its rewards. With the American Express Platinum card, you’ll earn 5 points per $1 on flights booked with airlines or with American Express Travel (up to $500,000 spent per year), 5 points per $1 spent on prepaid hotels booked through Amex, and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
If you spend a lot on these categories, the rewards you’ll get will more than make up for the cost. But if you can’t take advantage of its travel-focused perks, you’ll end up overpaying.
A credit card cash advance limit is the maximum amount a credit card user can withdraw from the card’s full credit line as a cash advance. Your credit card cash advance limit will be a certain percentage of your whole credit card limit. Some reports online suggest the rule of thumb for cash advance limits is 20% of your credit card limit, but it can vary based on the card issuer.… read full answer
Note that you will need a PIN to get a cash advance from an ATM. Notoriously high APRs and fees also mean that doing a credit card cash advance should be reserved for emergency situations only.
The cash advance limit is also called “cash credit line” or “cash access line,” depending on the card issuer. They all refer to the same thing.
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