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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Thanks @ithongy. I'll give this a try :)
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Thanks @ithongy I’ll check them out.
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    I’ll keep a closer eye out for next time Amex have this offer as it is good value pairing up the business with the personal card. I’ll need to figure out how to get an ITIN by then. Does Amex have this bonus signup offer often throughout the year?
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    I'm considering giving them a call and applying over the phone. I don't have a company in the US, I've got a company here in Australia. Are there some things I need to bear in mind with these "Business" applications? I'm happy with how my Green Card is working - don't want to put that at risk...
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    AMEX Platinum Charge Benefits - Q&A

    Wouldn't be the first financial institution that did this. I recall Citi was spouting the same line that it had been at customers' request that they'd devalued the card. Why not just tell the truth. They need to make money and we can just evaluate the revised offer in line with our needs and...
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    AMEX Platinum Charge Benefits - Q&A

    I don’t see the Qantas Club as a big draw card for me. As much as I’d like to fly QF as my preferred airline, when VA is half the price, I’ll choose VA every time. Centurion already has QF Club access so if Centurion also lost AFR and got the same email about an ‘exciting’ new benefit, it...
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    AMEX Platinum Charge Benefits - Q&A

    Fair enough - I've got mine still with PE as "companion" card. There's a number that are grandfathered like Rewards Advantage and Green. You can't apply for these as a new customer from the website.
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    AMEX Platinum Charge Benefits - Q&A

    I think both PC and Centurion are "travel" cards and they're the only Charge cards left in Amex AU's offering. Amex is now sufficiently widely accepted to be used as a "general purpose" payments card (I put almost all but a few of my purchases on it - I understand this might be different for...
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    AMEX Platinum Charge Benefits - Q&A

    I’m not sure what perks the Tiranium/card in between Centurion & Platinum would have. Centurion & PC have pretty much the same feature set in Australia. Centurion & PC have had AFR removed in latest round of enhancements.
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    RewardPay Alternatives

    I haven't been able to use them either. I'm back to using B2BPay - though I'm looking around. Have been using Credit Rewards for BPay payments. As soon as their direct credit facility goes live, I will switch the rest of my payments to Credit rewards. Have used Sniip a little but can't do...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Is there any way I can get this card without an SSN/ITIN?
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    AMEX Platinum Charge Benefits - Q&A

    @tcillc that's interesting please let us know how - happy for your to PM me the details if you'd rather not share them in an open forum. I've tried out of curiosity and I need to verify I'm a uni student which I haven't been for some time now. I will likewise miss the AFR feature as it added...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    I was just on the website now. When I applied for the Green, it asked me if I was an existing member so I could log in and it would pre-populate the application. Doesn't seem to be doing this for the Bonvoy Business. It asks for a SSN or ITIN. I didn't have to provide these for my second card...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    They used my Australian address which matches my Australian profile. Takes a while to get your card. I opened mine during the pandemic though so might be a bit faster now. When you’re assigned a US RM then you can ask them to facilitate getting you a US Premier MC which is fee free if you see...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Have to set up with HSBC in Australia and qualify as Premier. they can then share the international banking center’s phone number who can verify you’re Premier & help you set it up remotely. It’s quite simple & qualifying for Premier is easier than previously.
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