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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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New balance
On a credit card bill, the new balance is the amount owed on a credit card at the end of a billing cycle. The issuer calculates the new balance by subtracting any payments you've made toward the old balance and adding any new purchases, finance charges and other fees.