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.
- Forbearance programs are established by credit card companies to give temporary relief to overstretched cardholders. They can take several forms, among them: postponing payments for six months to a year or even longer; lowering minimum payment monthly payments; reducing interest rates; eliminating some fees. Forbearance is not forgiveness -- consumers still must repay the credit card debt.