I know you were waiting on AMEX to offer a secured card again. To be honest I don't know if they are or aren't. Heck, I don't think they know either! LOL. Here's what happened. I called Centurion about something related to my checking account and asked how was the progress on the new secured card. The rep said they are offering it now and gave me a phone number to call. That number said call during business hours. So I called the next morning but was told that secured card is not offered. I called some more numbers and was told no secured card. Oh well false alarm I thought. Then I decided to call the next day and was told that a new secured card was available. The rep offered to take my application by phone. But then she told me sorry you must apply by mail. She took my address and said application should arrive soon. To be sure, I hung up and called and got a different rep. This one said no secured card! LOL. I told her about the previous conversation and she dug a little deeper. Then she said "Oh yea here it is!". For the heck of it I asked her to mail me an application. She took my information and said her computer said the app is being mailed. I asked her why didn't she know about the card and she said she didn't know that the offer was now available. Oh well...I am confused! I will let you know if I receive an app in the mail.