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  • Leigh

    Planning to buy a car using Amex at Cazoo. The price is a few K over my Amex credit limit. Cazoo doesn’t allow card plus bank transfer, the full amount has to be paid in full online. Does anyone know if credit balance on Amex would increase credit limit? If so, will check with Amex customer service if it’s okay to do it.

    KP

    Why don’t you ask Amex for a temporary limit increase? Pay off the amount in the next few days, and you’ll be fine.

    Leigh

    Thanks KP. I’m not aware of the temporary limit increase. Will contact Amex to check.

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    You might see a £250 Amex cashback offer for Cazoo.

    Of course, this offer is another reason why Cazoo won’t let you split payments!

    Leigh

    Thanks Rob, that’s why I checked Cazoo in the first place. I asked if I can partial pay by card and bank transfer the rest. The answer is no, one full payment online.
    Amex live chat doesn’t know temporary limit increase, will try their call center.

    Carlos

    Also looking between Carzoo and Cinch (who do allow multi card payments)
    However, not sure if the credit limit rise is instant and even if it was, looking to keep a stable credit score

    KP

    The temp limit increase is only for a few days to allow you to charge the card and then pay it off. So not sure it would even really impact your credit score.

    Rui N.

    The credit score is a mostly irrelevant metric that is used by the companies creating (and, importantly, selling) them and not much anyone else. But even if it wasn’t, this doesn’t seem to be the sort of thing that would affect it much.

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    Leigh

    Have spoken to two agents. Both advised that temporary limit increase only applies to charge card not credit card.

    John

    Does Amex allow preloading?

    George K

    Have spoken to two agents. Both advised that temporary limit increase only applies to charge card not credit card.

    What’s the shortfall between your limit and the amount you want to charge? You could always request the limit increase. Also, if you have other Amex credit cards, you can request a redistribution of the overall credit limit (transfer some of the allowance from one card to another). I’ve done it and it’s instantaneous after Amex agent runs checks etc.

    Leigh

    6K shortfall. Requested 6K limit increase online and expected a rejection; but was approved instantly without credit search. I’m pleasantly shocked. Thanks Amex!
    Many thanks for all replies.

    Rui N.

    Fantastic result! Enjoy the new car and all the Amex points!

    Leigh

    Fantastic result! Enjoy the new car and all the Amex points!

    Thanks Rui N. and a new 2-4-1 voucher – not that I need the voucher at the moment.

    Cranzle

    You might see a £250 Amex cashback offer for Cazoo.

    Of course, this offer is another reason why Cazoo won’t let you split payments!

    I’m pretty sure people have reported success on here with asking Cazoo to split payments across cards.

    Leigh

    You might see a £250 Amex cashback offer for Cazoo.

    Of course, this offer is another reason why Cazoo won’t let you split payments!

    I’m pretty sure people have reported success on here with asking Cazoo to split payments across cards.

    After completing the checkout procedure, I would say it’s impossible to split payment online (the Amex cashback T&Cs specifies online transaction). At the final checkout, there are two payment options: either by card or by bank transfer (via online banking). Either option requires full payment.
    Customer service did advise that they are looking into a split payment option, but I have a feeling that it’s allowing bank transfer plus card payment; rather than multiple cards.

    Carlos

    You might see a £250 Amex cashback offer for Cazoo.

    Of course, this offer is another reason why Cazoo won’t let you split payments!

    I’m pretty sure people have reported success on here with asking Cazoo to split payments across cards.

    After completing the checkout procedure, I would say it’s impossible to split payment online (the Amex cashback T&Cs specifies online transaction). At the final checkout, there are two payment options: either by card or by bank transfer (via online banking). Either option requires full payment.
    Customer service did advise that they are looking into a split payment option, but I have a feeling that it’s allowing bank transfer plus card payment; rather than multiple cards.

    Seen a listing I like but short by 200 on credit limit. It would be good to do a split payment, any other success stories?

    gldc

    @Carlos, is its just £200, could you do that by cash?

    Leigh

    @Carlos, have you tried to request limit increase online? Alternatively, speak to Amex Credit Control team (01273576062) if it’s only £200 short.

    Carlos

    Instant increase in credit online with amex. But not how much I wanted. It was abit less. Asked for 18 got 15

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