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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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Subprime credit card

A credit card designed for those with little credit history or bad credit. These types of bad-credit credit cards typically carry higher fees and interest rates to offset the increased risk involved with subprime lending.