Amex: Authorized user needs own login?

Old Apr 10, 19, 5:55 am
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Amex: Authorized user needs own login?

Just added wife as an AU to one of my Amex accounts. When we go to activate the card, it will not let me add against my login, it appears to be prompting her to add a new account for herself.

"Unfortunately, the Card you entered cannot be linked to your existing online account."

I want to be able to autopay and see all transactions from my account. If I create a separate account for the card, will all transactions show up in my account and will my autopay pay the balance on both cards (via my account)?
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Old Apr 10, 19, 8:21 am
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You can still autopay from your account. All of the authorized user charges show up on your account with the initials of the AU doing the spend. I only use AU accounts for the AMEX offers.

FYI - the AU account only sees their own charges and balance. Not the total balance or charges on the main account.
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Old Apr 10, 19, 8:22 am
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I have moved your question to the American Express forum.

American Express does not use the term Authorized User. Supplementary card activity will automatically be shown on your existing online account, the transactions will be added to your balance, and your payments will apply to the combined balance.
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Old Apr 10, 19, 3:34 pm
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Mia, I was also curious about that as well as I have just added my spouse to my existing Gold card account via a 5k pts for adding AU email link. Will it need a separate login id and pw to access more amex offers? Thanks!

American Express does not use the term Authorized User. Supplementary card activity will automatically be shown on your existing online account, the transactions will be added to your balance, and your payments will apply to the combined balance.

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