Everything you need to know about how to apply for an American Express® Credit Card.
How do you know if you’re eligible?
There are some basic criteria you’ll need to meet before you apply for a Credit Card from American Express.
When you apply for a Credit Card, you are required to:
What do you need to have ready before you apply for a Credit Card?
Before you apply for an American Express Credit Card, you will need to have your driver’s licence (if you hold one), as well as some important personal and financial information.
Everything you’ll need
To help verify your identity, here’s the information we’ll need from you before you start your Credit Card Application:
What is a credit assessment?
As part of your application we’ll need to carry out a quick evaluation of your credit history.
What we’ll look for
A credit file is a record of information held by a credit bureau and accessed by banks, financial institutions or other businesses from which you may seek credit.
Your credit file is usually accessed when you apply for credit and includes the following information:
Establishing a good credit history
Some things that credit providers may consider when reviewing your credit file are:
To maintain a good credit history, you should always pay your bills on time. If you are moving, ensure you provide your lenders with your new address and other contact information to avoid late or missed payments.
What happens after you apply?
Once you have completed your online Credit Card Application, we aim to give you a response in between 5 and 10 working days.
On completion of your Application you will receive your Application Reference Number (PCN Number) on the Thank You page. Should you have any questions about the progress of your Application, please call us on 0800 372 693 (Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm) and quote your reference number.
There are a few things that are useful to know when choosing a Credit Card – from rewards, fees, interest charges and credit limits, to understanding the different Cards available to you.
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