I very much doubt it. It is still a product from Amex Australia and Amex in the USA will not recognise any credit history from Amex in other countries.Jenelle said:Thank you soooo much for the heads up on this...!!!!
Actually I am moving to the US next year it seems... I wonder if this would go towards making it easier to start an account with the US AMEX over there as I will be stuffed credit wise until I get a credit rating happening etc. Hmmm!
How long has this been available? I know several people who were refused such capability by both Amex and Diners when moving to the USA from Australia and UK. It was a real pain for them to establish a US-based credit rating in order to gain credit, and they all has to start with debit cards and then move to very low limit credit cards after about a year and work up from there.futaris said:If you're looking to move countries, Amex will help transfer your credit rating to a new country, through their "Global Card Transfer" program.
NB, you can usually keep your current AU card and/or transfer to a new one in the new country.
See this thread on Flyertalk, and this page from americanexpress.com.
and thanks greatly for passing it on. Might save some people the grief my colleagues went through.futaris said:Personally, no idea. I just saw it mentioned on Flyertalk, so I thought I'd pass the information on.
I second that! Had a very similar impression as NM did about the transferability of Amex cards, and how much pain and suffering would occur when moving countries.NM said:and thanks greatly for passing it on. Might save some people the grief my colleagues went through.
Not sure whether this is more specific advice than the website above quotes, or just Amex not updating things promptly.I'm moving overseas, can I transfer my American Express Card overseas?
Yes, if you hold an American Express Charge Card (Personal, Gold, Platinum or Centurion) you can transfer your card to another country or transfer an overseas card to an Australian card. Credit Cards are not eligible for International transfers. To organise an International transfer please contact customer services.
FWIW, I had no problems swapping my Finnish AMEX (green charge card) with an Australian one back in 2004. Even got the Rewards points transferred multiplied by the AUD/EUR exchange rate!Mal said:I'd be interested in knowing anyone's experiences with trying to transfer Amex cards overseas.