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Credit Card Glossary

Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions

Confused by credit card terms? CreditCards.com'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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Convenience checks
Convenience checks are checks linked to your credit line that can be used just like checks linked to your checking account. Convenience checks can be made in any amount, as long as it does not surpass your credit limit. They are treated like a cash advance, meaning there is no grace period and interest is charged from the moment the check is used. They also tend to have higher interest rates than that charged for purchases.