American Express uses all three major credit bureaus: TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian. Either one or more credit bureaus may be used when evaluating am American Express credit card application. Credit reports, however, don’t differ that much from bureau to bureau. So, there’s a huge overlap between the contents of each major credit report.
Keep in mind that, regardless of the credit bureau(s) the issuer chooses to use, you will always see a hard pull on your credit report...
American Express reports to credit bureaus once per month, typically updating Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion within 5 days of a card’s billing cycle ending. Since Amex billing cycles are usually based on the opening date of cardholders’ accounts, there is no set day on which American Express reports to credit bureaus.
For example, if someone opened an Amex credit card account on the 21st of October, then the end of the first billing cycle...
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