Bank Feature Summaries

AmEx Incognito Big Offers Now Have Direct Links! (Dead Now)

2016.11.23 22:00 PST Update: all the following links are dead now. The lifetime was 6 hours since the first discovery. Thanks to sirtheta on reddit, now we have direct links to AmEx incognito big offers! No more VPN and failed tries! Use incognito mode to open the following links. Please make screenshots before applying to prepare for possible troubles! BCE $250+$200…
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Now It Is Possible to Get the $350 AF Offer for Citi Prestige in Branch without Citigold!

Let me first summarize the previous consensus about the annual fee (AF) of the Citi Prestige. If you are a Citigold client, you get a $350 AF offer no matter you apply online or in branch; if you are not a Citigold client, then the annual fee is $450. There was one exception: even if you are not a Citigold client, you could go to a…
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Chase 5/24 Rule and Its Solution (2018.11 Update)

2018.5 Update: The “Selected for You” method is alive again (HT: DoC), and the paper application method via a BRM (Business Relationship Manager) for business credit cards has been added. Chase is one of our favorite banks because of their great credit card sign-up bonuses and benefits. I believe many people are eager to get another Chase card. Unfortunately, Chase implemented…
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Discover + Apple Pay = 22%, 23% or 30% Cash Back! (Expired)

2015.11.03 Update: People are starting to receive their 10% cashback. You need to wait for the second statement after the purchase to get this cashback, if you still don’t receive the cashback, please be patient. The datapoints show that, Discover really has the ability to distinguish whether you bought gift cards, you won’t get the 10% cashback for gift cards…
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How to Avoid Chase Closing All Your Accounts

Previously, we introduced the risk monitoring method by AmEx: Financial Review (FR), of which many churners are wary of. Today we are going to tell something more nightmare-inducing: Chase may close all your credit card accounts!! A-L-L credit card accounts! We write not to scare you, but instead to help you find the right way to establish a good relationship with banks!…
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How to Avoid Financial Review (FR) from Amex?

Several days ago Amex finally introduced the 100k offer for the Platinum Card as well as ED and BCE’s 25k/$250, lots of people applied and were approved for these offers. At the same time, however, Amex strengthened their efforts on Financial Review and recent data points show many users going through this process. In this post, we will briefly introduce the…
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Magical Backdoor Numbers: Reconsideration Tips

What should I do if my credit card application was rejected, what about pending (further review): Try reconsideration lines of banks in USA! Whether through Internet or go to branch in US, it is very common to apply credit card without instant reply. Tragedy occurs when “we are sorry” pops out immediately after clicking “apply”. Don’t be upset. Catch your breathe…
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What Credit History Should I Have To Apply For Credit Cards? (2015.8 Update)

We often see such kind of questions in comments or forum: How difficult is it to get XX credit card? What credit history do I need to get XX credit card? Well, the correct answer is always: It depends, YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary). But there are still some statistics from the data points online. Here let’s summarize the (conservative)…
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AmEx Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (2015.8 Update)

About Credit Card Application 1. Does Amex limit the number of cards individual can keep? Unlike other banks, Amex has a limit that individual can only keep no more than 4 credit cards, including personal cards and business cards. Note that this restriction is only for credit card, charge cards such as Platinum, Premier Rewards Gold (PRG) are not included, neither…
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