American Express no longer allows members to transfer Membership Rewards points to other people’s accounts unless the name matches the cardmember or an authorized user on the account.
Previously you would be able to transfer your Membership Rewards points to any account, which was great if you wanted to give them to a friend or family member who wasn’t on your credit card.
The new rule states, “Select Card Member name (needs to match the name that appears on each program’s account statement)”.
I just tried to link and account for a family member who wasn’t on one of my cards, and the request was denied.
However, if you already a non authorized user account linked to your account, you may be able to transfer to that account in the time being.