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    Default What are the qualifications for Platinum card?

    Lost my Platinum Card due to an income property foreclosure I had, back in 12/09. Card was always paid in full and had it for 5 years. Had Delta Platinum before that for 4 yrs...always paid in full as well. Previous scores were in the low 800's.

    I own my home; have no debt; make $275,000 yr, and have large savings +large. 401K & IRA. I have a Mastercard with 70,000 limit and Visa with 16,000. My Experian score is 722, Equifax 746, Transunion 723. I realize that the "negative accounts", leading to foreclosure are on these credit reports and time for improvement is important.

    Don't want to apply for American Express Platinum without a strong chance of getting it back. Need solid advice re: score needed and how long do I wait to re-apply since there is a foreclosure!

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    I am not going to try to attempt to resend as I wouldn't have the slightest idea when it comes to foreclosures. I will say this though, I'd try and talk to AMEX's credit department personally and see what they suggest. I've talked with them a couple of times and they have always been extremely helpful.
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    What do you mean by "Lost my Platinum Card due to an income property foreclosure"?

    You mean your credit took a nosedive and they closed the account? Or You owed a lot of money on your bill you couldn't pay because you spent a bunch on an investment property that didn't work out?

    If it is the first one I'd re-apply. the worst they can do is say no, and one inquiry won't hurt you as long as you aren't constantly and repetitively applying for credit.
    If it's the second one you'd better pay the bill if you haven't already and wait a couple (or more) years.
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    I'm also confused by your statement. If you couldn't pay the payments on a rental property that you held a personal mortgage or guarantee on then your credit took a hit. Frankly, your income is irrelevant. You are a bad credit risk if you chose not to pay the mortgage. AMEX does not want to deal with you if you have a history of not paying. But with 700-ish scores, it does not sound like this is what happened.

    If you had a business, and the business owned the property and was responsible for the debt then your personal credit might be fine.

    Can you clarify?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjewyo View Post
    Lost my Platinum Card due to an income property foreclosure I had, back in 12/09. Card was always paid in full and had it for 5 years. Had Delta Platinum before that for 4 yrs...always paid in full as well. Previous scores were in the low 800's.

    I own my home; have no debt; make $275,000 yr, and have large savings +large. 401K & IRA. I have a Mastercard with 70,000 limit and Visa with 16,000. My Experian score is 722, Equifax 746, Transunion 723. I realize that the "negative accounts", leading to foreclosure are on these credit reports and time for improvement is important.

    Don't want to apply for American Express Platinum without a strong chance of getting it back. Need solid advice re: score needed and how long do I wait to re-apply since there is a foreclosure!

    Thx
    The thing about AMEX is they have a database that remembers everything. Even though you have a strong credit score now, if you are blacklisted then it is hard to get an account with them. A part of it will depend on why they closed your previous accounts, and if that is strong enough a reason to deny you now. Since it has only been a few years that you had the foreclosure, I would be inclined to say it too soon. A simple negative mark, such as 30 days late takes 7 years to clear your record. American Express also looks at your history with them, which can be better or worse than what your credit report states. AmEx is known for having the high credit profile with pristine customers, so they reduce their risk exposure by being very selective.
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