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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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In the credit world, collection is an effort by a collections department or agency to get a past-due debt repaid. Having a debt in collections shows up on credit reports, and badly damages the ability to borrow at reasonable rates.