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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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Credit reporting agency (CRA)

A credit reporting agency (CRA) is a company that catalogs and sells information regarding the payment behavior of consumers and issues credit reports with related information. The three major national credit reporting agencies are Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. Also called a credit bureau.