Australia: AMEX Platinum yearly fee increasing

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Old Aug 24, 18, 9:33 pm
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Australia: AMEX Platinum yearly fee increasing

I have an Australian issued AMEX Platinum in my third year. I have received mail that the yearly fee will increase from $1200 to $1450. That is an increase of around 18 percent.
I have been happy to date with the value. Does anyone else think this rise is excessive?

EDIT: Is the USA issued card increasing as well?

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Old Aug 24, 18, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Main Wheel View Post
EDIT: Is the USA issued card increasing as well?
They increased our fee from $450 to $550 last year, so about 22%. Granted $550 USD is ~$750 AUD so we can't really complain vs y'all down under!
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Old Aug 25, 18, 2:44 am
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1450..wow
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Old Aug 25, 18, 3:18 am
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$1450?
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Old Aug 25, 18, 3:27 am
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What is the average swipe fee down there? Is there some type of government regulated cap?
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Old Aug 25, 18, 10:56 pm
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What is the average swipe fee down there? Is there some type of government regulated cap?
IIRC a lot of these fees are passed to the consumer...
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