DoingHomework wrote:While I don't doubt that what has been said is true, my first Amex card was in the late 1980s, through my job. I had it until 1994. I then had an Amex through a different job from 1996 through 2005. But my Amex card says I started in 2010.
Now, I could probably call and correct this. But really, what is the point besides personal vanity. Is there any concrete benefit?
The reason American express says you started in 2010 is because you changed jobs.
For example if you were a vice president in the late 80's and you used a corporate or small business card, you left that company and now let's say you became president of a different company that gets you a corporate card because. Because they're non-personal cards you get a different membership date on the card.
Had you used your own personal card you would have the original membership date of the late 80's.