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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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Debt consolidation

Debt consolidation is the combination of multiple loans with a new, single loan offering a lower monthly interest rate and payment, or a longer repayment period. In the context of credit card debt, this often involves a balance transfer from several high-interest cards to a single lower interest card.