10 most readable credit card agreements
CreditCards.com analysis of major card issuers contracts finds best, worst
Unlike the 10 most unreadable credit card agreements, these 10 are a breeze to read.
|10 MOST READABLE CREDIT CARD AGREEMENTS
||Reading level (years)
||Number of words
|1.||University of Illinois Employees Credit Union||6||280|
|2.||ESL Federal Credit Union||6.4||490|
|3.||Affinity Federal Credit Union||6.5||395|
|4.||MidFlorida Credit Union||6.5||309|
|5.||Associated Credit Union||6.6||421|
|6.||OnPoint Community Credit Union||6.6||528|
|7.||S.C. State Credit Union||6.7||424|
|8.||State Department Federal Credit Union||6.8||615
|9.||University of Michigan Credit Union||6.8||447|
|10.||Bank Fund Staff Federal Credit Union||6.9
|Source: CreditCards.com analysis of the credit card agreements contained in a database maintained by the Federal Reserve. Under the Credit CARD Act of 2009, all U.S. credit card issuers with more than 10,000 credit card accounts must submit their agreements to the Fed every three months.|
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Published: July 22, 2010
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