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.
- Credit report
- A credit report is a compilation of the credit history of an individual or business. It is compiled by one or more of the credit bureaus and contains the detailed history of borrowing, payment behavior and credit inquiries. Credit reports are viewed by lenders in deciding whether to extend credit and on what terms. Credit reports are distilled using complex formulas, into three-digit numbers called credit scores.