Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions
Zero liability policy
Major credit card issuers, concerned about public reactions to identity theft and fraud, have voluntarily adopted zero liability policies to product consumers. Zero liability policies go beyond the requirements of federal law, which limit individuals’ out-of-pocket expenses to $50 if a credit card is lost or stolen and then used fraudulently. As the name implies, zero liability policies mean that consumers pay nothing if their cards or account information are stolen and used fraudulently.