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.
- Schumer Box
- The Schumer Box is named for the then-chairman of the Senate Banking Committee that passed landmark consumer protection legislation, Sen. Charles Schumer. This standardized disclosure "box" features relatively consistent terms and conditions for credit card offers, which allows consumers to compare cards in a consistent way. Specific terms and conditions such as purchase and cash advance interest rates, annual fees and rate calculation methods are required to be spelled out for consumers in conjunction with all new account solicitations.