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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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Passbook savings loan

A passbook savings loan is a secured loan from a bank or credit union. In essence, you pay to borrow your own money from a bank. Sounds awful, but some people use the loans to rebuild their credit. Terms for passbook savings loans vary widely, and if you take one out to rebuild credit, make sure your financial institution reports your on-time payments to the credit bureaus.