Verifying an American Express credit card is the same thing as activating it. Different issuers use the words “verification” and “activation” interchangeably.
How to Verify an Amex Blue Business Cash card
Online: Go to the American Express online card verification page. Enter the 15-digit card number and 4-digit card ID, then submit the verification.
If you have any trouble verifying your Amex Blue Business Cash card, you can always call customer service at 1-800-528-4800 for assistance. It’s best to verify your card as soon as possible after receiving it.
Keep in mind that although metal credit cards look cool, you shouldn’t apply for a card just because it’s made of metal. You should make sure that any metal credit card you get also has worthwhile perks and is a card that fits your individual needs and budget.… read full answer
If metal isn't a top priority, free to also take a look at our editors' picks for the best American Express credit cards, and choose one according to your individual needs. And if you're not tied to Amex as an issuer, you can also check out WalletHub's CardAdvisor tool to get personalized credit card recommendations.
Yes, it's hard to get an American Express card because they all 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. Barclays and Wells Fargo 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 a certain hotel or airline, as well as offers with lower annual fees. However, Amex also offers premium cards for big-spenders, which can be relatively difficult to get. These cards also come with high fees.
Keep in mind that 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. However, there isn't much information available about Amex's standards in those regards. But you shouldn't expect them to differ too much from other credit card companies' policies.
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® Card is 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.… read full answer
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.
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