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Financial Review - suggestion needed.

lucky777

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Hi All,

I recently got FR from amex, and I wonder if it would be more beneficial that I request to cancel my cards before financial review due date. I think I got reviewed as my card was stolen during post (spent over $2000). As I am a direct I would not be bothered with supplying all required BAS etc, I wonder if I should wait for account to be closed or should I call and close voluntary.

Any suggestion is welcome. Thanks.

Regards,

Lucky
 

amaroo

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What do you mean by financial review? Do you mean a card application....
 

lucky777

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What do you mean by financial review? Do you mean a card application....
Financial review = amex put freezer your account, reverify all your Identity & income source etc. Sometimes this happens when you have big spending (irregular spending).
 

amaroo

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That is different, have been an Amex holder for >26 years and never heard of that.
 

cove

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We have had checks from Westpac, St George and Citi in the past month. Quite annoying but some new legislation is forcing us to prove who we are. I think it is some new money laundering thing. We have had to prove who we are with passports and other items. I think we know who we are.
 

mitchsaunders

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That is different, have been an Amex holder for >26 years and never heard of that.
I have heard of Amex US doing this, and doing it every so often for those cardholders. Never heard it from the AMEX AU side of the fence.
 

Tallfont

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I have never heard of that one either and I have held the platinum charge since 2003.

If AMEX decided to do it to me I would save both them and me a lot of hassle and close the account immediately. If my unblemished payment history on total charges of over 1.1mil isn't good enough I will go elsewhere!
 

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