People drive me nuts with these answers, critical thinking skills are missing. Even if the cards are “hard” to get it still has levels. I read the question not as “is it easy to get an Amex” but “which card has the lowest requirements?” Lowest requirements doesn’t mean 500 credit score it simply means the lowest for that company which could be 750, it’s not a low number but is the LOWEST REQUIREMENT. From reading the answers NONE of you answered the question just went on your personal rant. So for clarity I will re-ask the question for the OP.
Generally their cobranded cards (Delta, Hilton, etc) are easier to get approved for than their core revolving cards (Blue Cash Everyday, Blue Cash Preferred) or charge cards (Platinum, Gold, Green). Some say their charge cards are easy to get than their core revolving.
There are no American Express credit cards that are easy to get. They all require good credit or better. The USAA® Secured American Express® Card used to be the easiest American Express card to obtain as it was available to people with bad credit. But USAA® Secured American Express® Cardis no longer available to new applicants.
While American Express credit cards aren’t that easy to obtain, there are several other credit cards that are easy to get approved for.
Having one of these credit cards may increase your chances of landing an American Express credit card in the future, if you use it responsibly. That means paying your bill on time every month and keeping your credit utilization below 30% of your credit limit.
There is no way to know how high American Express credit limits are. You won’t know your American Express credit limit until you’re approved for an account. American Express does not disclose a minimum credit limit in their cards’ terms and conditions, unlike some other major issuers. All Amex says is that your credit limit depends on your credit history, debt level, income, and payment history on other American Express cards.… read full answer
One way to estimate what credit limit you might get on an American Express card is to read customer reviews of the card. People will often post what limit they received, sometimes with their credit score and income. But you should take any of these numbers with a grain of salt. Just because someone with a similar credit score or income got a certain limit, it doesn’t mean you will, too.
It's generally harder to get an American Express card than it is to get a credit card from many other major issuers simply because all of Amex's credit card offers require good or excellent credit for approval. But American Express isn't the only credit card company to target people in the highest tiers of the credit score scale. Barclaycard and Chase do too, for example. And if you're fortunate enough to have good credit or better, an American Express credit card will be no harder to get than any other credit card.… read full answer
The easiest American Express cards to get are those that require a minimum of good credit for approval, as opposed to excellent credit only. You may also want to target cards that are co-branded with companies such as Delta and Hilton as well as offers with lower annual fees. Co-branded cards often have relatively high approval rates to accommodate more fans of the brand (e.g. Hilton) in question. And some of Amex's premium cards for big-spenders, which can be relatively difficult to get, have high fees.
Of course, American Express also evaluates each applicant's income and debt obligations to make sure they can afford monthly bill payments on a new line of credit. But there isn't much information available about Amex's standards in those regards, and you shouldn't expect them to differ too much from other credit card companies' policies.
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 an American Express credit card, too. Some other key criteria include your income, existing debt load, number of open accounts, recent credit inquiries, employment status, and housing status.
I don't think they've got any secured cards, if that's what you're asking. The easiest ones are ones you can get with a "Good" score, which is to the tune of 700 and above. It's not exactly easy, but if you're around those numbers, you have a nice pick of cards with rewards, like Blue Cash Everyday.
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