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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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Format-preserving encryption (FPE)

Encryption that puts out information in the same format as the information put in. An example of this would be encrypting a 16-digit payment card number into a different 16-digit number.