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Credit Card Glossary

Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions

Confused by credit card terms?'s glossary of credit card definitions will help. From account holder to Regulation Z, we have defined the most-common and most-confusing credit card terms.

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Billing cycle
The billing cycle is the time between billing statements. With credit card statements, the time between billing statements may vary, although that variation was severely restricted by provisions in the Credit CARD Act of 2009.