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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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Consumer credit file

A consumer credit file is the collection of an individual consumer's debt repayment records, stored at a credit reporting agency (credit bureau). Credit scores are based on consumer credit files, and determine whether an individual will get a credit card or other loan, and at what rate.