How many cards can AMEX have?

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  1. ayeying macrumors 601

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    So, My mom and dad have an AMEX account they share. They have their own cards thats linked to the same account. They were wondering if they can add me onto the same account, having a 3rd card?

    Does anyone know any information about this?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    The best source for information about this is probably... wait for it... AMEX :)
     
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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  4. mudslag macrumors regular

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    If you couldn't figure this out on your own, do you really think you're ready for your own card?
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Ask Mom and Dad first, then AMEX, then total strangers.
     
  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I think you can fit google in there too somewhere.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    There fixed, see below

     
  8. NZed macrumors 65816

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    True true.

    But like the above said.
     
  9. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    This kid may have never had a credit card, thus he probably doesn't know. He soon will. We were all noobs at some point in our lives.
     
  10. mudslag macrumors regular

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    Amex's aren't really the best starter CCs, their limited in who takes them and many of the basic Amex cards are to a degree some what unlimited in terms of open credit.
     
  11. Roller, Jul 8, 2012
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    Actually, he said that his parents were wondering about adding him to their account. If that's true, it's odd that they wouldn't know where to find out.

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    Agree that they're not a good starter card, primarily because fewer merchants accept them than Visa or MasterCard. BTW, I do think that it's a good idea for young people to have credit cards so that they can learn to handle credit intelligently. To do that, though, they have to actually manage the account themselves (make payments on time, be aware of their credit limit, and so on), with guidance. There are definitely cards that lend themselves (no pun intended) to this.
     
  12. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Your common sense, courtesy & maturity are very rare traits, not often seen here. :)
     
  13. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Like virtually any creditor, they will almost never say "no" when they get a chance for more income, such as issuing multiple cards on one account. Depending on the card, there will be additional fees. If it is one of their charge accounts, like the Gold, Plat., or Centurion, you will pay an additional yearly membership fee per card. You also get significantly more points with each additional card. The card itself will have your name on it IIRC.

    As others have said, I too, have read that AMEX is not good for building credit (if that is what you are trying to do). IIRC they do not report to all three credit bureaus, where as many other cards do. Orchard Bank is often good for building credit. However, their cards usually have a yearly fee.
     

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