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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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Reward card
A credit card carrying an incentive or "reward" for use, typically involving cash back, merchandise points or frequent flier points. Many different reward schemes have evolved to encourage particular uses (such as grocery or dining purchases, or travel). See Tiered reward cards.