Hi, I'm new to this site.
So anyway, I just got a professional association branded Gold Amex yesterday, with a stupidly low credit limit of $2500 probably because I haven't lodged my first tax return having worked as a sole trader for the past year and a half. Just as an FYI, my combined credit limit for my other 2 cards are roughly $16000.
I was going to use the Amex (linked to QFF of course), to pay for my association fees and insurance which are about $3000, together with my tax bill from last year, roughly $30k.
I'm thoroughly annoyed at Amex already, as this credit limit is below even my membership fees, and having emailed and called them, getting the same moronic customer service officer both times, I was told there is no way to increase my credit limit within 6 months nor is there a way to preload my card with any money as this would be contravention of the anti-money laundering act.
I call bulls**t on this as I have done it on other cards, as have other people in the ATO thread. Being a rewards points forum, of course I want to maximise my points if possible. Anyone got any bright ideas? I would pay it on my CBA card, but I'm already halfway to my 50000 points this year unless I upgrade to a gold at the expense of ~$100...