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Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions

Confused by credit card terms?'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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An algorithm is a predetermined, finite set of steps or calculations in which data are rigorously analyzed. In credit scoring, algorithms are the complex set of calculations that analyze a person's or a business's past behavior with credit to determine the level of risk that person or business carries for future loans.