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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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Additional cardholder

When you have a credit card, it is often possible to add an additional card to the account for use by someone else. The main cardholder remains responsible for making payments on all charges made, whether by the original cardholder or the additional cardholder.