Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions
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.
Terms from A-Z
Search the CreditCards.com glossary for every credit-related term from "account holder" to "zombie debt." Select a letter for alphabetized terms and definitions.