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Old Apr 27, 11, 7:53 pm   #1
 
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AMEX application status: "in progress"

Applied for Gold Premier Card. No instant approval. Got the dreaded 7-10 day msg and now "in progress". Is this pretty much a denial? I know with Chase, it usu goes either way. Its been awhile since I've put in a AMEX application. I have other AMEX cards though.
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Old Apr 27, 11, 9:18 pm   #2
 
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Applied for Gold Premier Card. No instant approval. Got the dreaded 7-10 day msg and now "in progress". Is this pretty much a denial? I know with Chase, it usu goes either way. Its been awhile since I've put in a AMEX application. I have other AMEX cards though.
I got that message and was eventually approved twice so I think there is still hope
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Old Apr 27, 11, 9:57 pm   #3
 
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I wouldn't worry about that. Amex is not as finicky about approvals and don't deny arbitrarily like chase and citi do. I've gotten that before and gotten an approval email in 2-3 days.
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Old Apr 28, 11, 9:55 am   #4
 
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I received this before approval. AMEX needed address information. After they called and verified my address the card was instantly approved.
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Old Apr 28, 11, 2:02 pm   #5
 
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Applied for the Platinum at 10PM, got the 7-10 day message. Approved at 7AM the next morning.
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Old Apr 29, 11, 9:40 pm   #6
 
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Like others said, just wait. You won't know until they make a final decision. I got that a few times and thought the same. However, I just call in to CS and they just said I need confirm address, identity, etc. Normally a call in will get you approved or they might just say it's been approved already.
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Old May 24, 11, 1:31 pm   #7
 
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Mine has been "in progress" for over 10 days now, and I have tried calling several different numbers and just keep getting the same moronic types (regardless of whether they are in utah or india, though i get more of the latter) who simply say need to wait.

How Amex sucks. I can't find any way to get through to an empowered or intelligent human being
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Old May 24, 11, 2:20 pm   #8
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I just had this happen to me-- I applied yesterday evening. I used the link provided to check the status of my app this morning and it said to call in. I called the number provided and the lady just verified my address then called me back to verify phone number. After that was completed, my application was approved.
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Old May 25, 11, 8:38 am   #9
 
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best thing to do is call the 1800 number on that page
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Old May 29, 11, 4:50 pm   #10
 
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best thing to do is call the 1800 number on that page
This is true. If there is any minor issue that can be resolved, calling the app dept/credit eval dept sometimes can result in an expedited approval by working through the issue.
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Old May 29, 11, 5:50 pm   #11
 
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I called maybe 7-8 times and was not able to get any sensible human response

however I am glad to say that the appeal did finally work. applied 3/25 approved 5/27.
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Old May 31, 11, 7:40 am   #12
 
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I had applied with Amex canada and gotten a "we'll contact you in 10 days message". I called amex and they said that i'd receive snail mail confirmation. I called again a week later and they told me that i was approved and a card was in the mail. I was never contacted.
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Old May 31, 11, 8:13 am   #13
 
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I had applied with Amex canada and gotten a "we'll contact you in 10 days message". I called amex and they said that i'd receive snail mail confirmation. I called again a week later and they told me that i was approved and a card was in the mail. I was never contacted.
Amex canada, is a true pain! I've applied on the 24 of april and my application has not been approved yet!
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Old May 31, 11, 9:17 am   #14
 
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I got approved in the end. From initial application through reconisderation to final approval took two months two days.
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