The Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express reports to the credit bureaus monthly, within days after the end of a cardholder’s monthly billing period. Amex Blue Cash Everyday reports the card’s credit limit, account balance, payment history, and more to all three of the major credit bureaus: TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian. American Express may use a specific credit bureau more than another, depending on the applicant’s home state, and other factors.
Once Amex Blue Cash Everyday reports your account information to a credit bureau, it may take a few days before the updates appear on your credit report. New Amex Blue Cash Everyday cardholders may not see any new credit account info on their credit report for one or two billing periods after getting a card.
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.… read full answer
For example, if someone opened an Amex credit card account on the 21st of October, then the end of the first billing cycle would fall around the 21st of November, one month after the opening date. In that case, Amex would report to the credit agencies sometime before the 26th.
Given that credit reporting happens on a different day for each Amex cardholder, it’s important to know when the end of your billing cycle and subsequent due date will be. If you just got a new Amex card, keep in mind that it might take one or two billing cycles for the new card to appear on a credit report. So, don’t worry if your American Express credit card doesn’t show up right away.
American Express approval odds are best for people with good or excellent credit scores (700+), enough annual income to demonstrate the ability to pay the card’s annual fee (if there is one) and the entire balance in full, when applicable. Minimal debt and steady employment are also important.
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Your credit score will prove very important to your chances of getting approved, given that all American Express cards require good or excellent credit for approval. A credit score of 700+ is a good start, though some American Express cards require a 750+ credit score for high approval odds. Total annual income, employment status, and outstanding debts could also have a big influence on the outcome of your application.
In order to report to the credit bureaus, a business must first qualify as a data furnisher. Depending on the credit bureau, the business may need a minimum number of customer accounts in order to achieve data furnisher status. For example, TransUnion requires a business to have at least 100 customer accounts. So, a local credit union, for instance, would need at least 100 customers with credit accounts to become a data furnisher with TransUnion.… read full answer
The process of becoming a data furnisher also requires meeting minimum standards set forth by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, including making regular data uploads and meeting certain technological requirements. The business must become a paying customer of one of the three major credit bureaus, too.
You can contact each credit bureau’s sales department for more information regarding your specific situation.
Ultimately, it may be worthwhile to become a data furnisher if your business regularly provides credit to customers. But the cost of becoming a data furnisher could be prohibitive if you just want to report a small number of customers who are delinquent on payment. In that case, you would be better off turning the accounts over to collections.
You can legally turn a customer account over to collections once the account is 31 days past-due. Once you select a collection agency to take over your customer debt, you will agree on payment for their services, which is usually charged as a percentage of your customers’ debt. After the collection agency takes responsibility for the account, you will write off the account as a bad debt expense.
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