Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions
Confused by credit card terms? CreditCards.com'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.
- Time-barred debt
- Time-barred debt is a term that describes a particular type of old, unpaid debt. Every state has a statute of limitations that limits how long a creditor can get a court judgment forcing payment. For credit card debt, states' statutes set limits of three to 10 years. Debt older than that is "time-barred debt."