rockyrock wrote:That's actually a pretty big deal. Amex is my oldest account and having two reported as such makes a difference on my AAOA.
amex007 wrote:Yep same here. Hopefully they dont change mine since both are showing as since 98...
but if they do, oh well what can i do about it right
thom02099 wrote:The vast majority of card holders couldn't care less and probably have no idea that this has changed. It's only forum denizens that consider this a big deal.
whit wrote:Actually it probably didn't, so Amex didn't do anything about this "perk"
I'm guessing if anything, enough people has noticed and complained
Companies never change anything unless it costs them $$$$ or if they're forced to because it takes $$$$ to implement changes, esp once they get so big that the size (amount of customers) factors in too
whit wrote:I'm guessing, enough people noticed about the backdating and complained..because doing so will make it look like someone has had credit lines opened longer than it actually has right? And that makes Amex more attractive to some, and also unfair for those who cannot get approved for Amex, to get the same perk.
Why else would Amex no longer backdate (as op experienced), meaning they're going to change the system going forward..right? Don't they have to spend money to redo or tweak the system so that new applicants no longer get their accounts backdated?
Not sure why that was difficult to understand but hopefully I was able to clarify.