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uto changed from AMX-Barclaycard

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  1. Tom L

    just got the notice that my AMX jet blue is auto changing to Barclaycard. My question is does the credit limit move with the card? If I cancel before the date posted when can I apply for a new card with Barclaycard? I also read online that Amx will manage the jet blue card for Barclay? is that true and what would that mean?

    Sorry for the heading it is Auto changed

  2. Gaurav

    [USER=528]@Tom L[/USER] if you are getting auto changed your credit limit should move with your card. Barclays will want to make the process as easy as possible to retain you as a customer. While Barclays does not have a policy about churning like AX does for personal cards, personally I’d cancel the card before the conversion and then reapply once Barclays begins issuing them.

    My understanding about the back end is that American Express will manage the loyalty component of the card (not 100% on this) but it shouldn’t affect you in any way since Barclays will be the issuing bank.

  3. Tom L

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 12339, member: 79″][USER=528]@Tom L[/USER] if you are getting auto changed your credit limit should move with your card. Barclays will want to make the process as easy as possible to retain you as a customer. While Barclays does not have a policy about churning like AX does for personal cards, personally I’d cancel the card before the conversion and then reapply once Barclays begins issuing them.

    My understanding about the back end is that American Express will manage the loyalty component of the card (not 100% on this) but it shouldn’t affect you in any way since Barclays will be the issuing bank.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks you for your information, I am not quite sure what to do. I fly JetBlue but not with a lot on points as most of my flight I believe are cheap enough to pay out right. I might just have this card rolled over to Barcley and then apply for a SPG card from AMX or another card(suggestions) I would like to see Barclays add some perks to this card (priority boarding, free bags etc) have you heard anything?
    my currant cards are:
    AMX PRG(58K) ,Delta gold (36K) and JetBlue(30K)
    Chase SW premier (30K) and IHG(105K)

  4. Gaurav

    Well, I think my suggestion of closing the card and reapplying still stands. With respect to the other cards, unless you are going for some sort of status, I would focus on one revenue based program, either SW or B6 and one or two transferable programs like Chase Ultimate Rewards or AmEx Membership Rewards and try to build a big balance there. Finally, someone can correct me if I’m wrong but being revenue based JetBlue redemptions shouldn’t really be driven by price right? You’re going to get the same value no matter what flights you redeem for…

  5. Tom L

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 12383, member: 79″]Well, I think my suggestion of closing the card and reapplying still stands. With respect to the other cards, unless you are going for some sort of status, I would focus on one revenue based program, either SW or B6 and one or two transferable programs like Chase Ultimate Rewards or AmEx Membership Rewards and try to build a big balance there. Finally, someone can correct me if I’m wrong but being revenue based it JetBlue redemptions shouldn’t really be driven by price right? You’re going to get the same value no matter what flights you redeem for…[/QUOTE]

    thanks again, I am new to this so I should keep say AMX PRG, SW and Jet Blue
    would you suggest to cancel the delta and IHG
    would adding the SPG be a good choice or the Chase Ultimate Rewards? the SPG it seems is a very good card? or what about a card like arrival + just looking for suggestions

  6. Gaurav

    [USER=528]@Tom L[/USER], they are all [I]good[/I] cards, but what really matters is if they are a good fit for your spending patterns and travel needs. You’ll have to evaluate that or share more information with us.

    There are a lot of credit card options in the market place (which is great because it drives competition, sign up bonuses etc.) but don’t be afraid to go at your own pace and take the time to read an evaluate what will work for you.

  7. MidSouthSkier

    [USER=528]@Tom L[/USER] – regarding canceling Amex cards: remember that right now you only get the signup bonus once in a lifetime for Amex cards. So it’s fine to cancel if you don’t need the card or its benefits but don’t cancel in hopes that you’ll get another bonus the next time there’s a special deal. (At least until Amex changes the rules again!)

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