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Synonyms for credit card

a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered

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The Credit CARD Act contained a number of reforms aimed at addressing the most egregiously "unfair" and "deceptive" practices of the credit-card industry.
Thanks to the Credit CARD Act, issuers no longer may change the terms of a consumer credit-card agreement at any time for any reason.
Barron and Staten (2004) in their study of a pooled sample of over 300,000 credit-card accounts randomly selected from the portfolios of five general-purpose credit card issuers in the U.S.
However, they believed that credit-card debt was temporary and controllable because it should be paid off after they finished their studies and started working.
In the same month ABN AMRO was second with per credit-card spending of NT$8,741 (US$264.88) and Cathay United Bank third with NT$8,543 (US$258.88).
During the month the credit-card spending broke NT$100 billion (US$3.03 billion) benchmark to NT$137.1 billion (US$4.15 billion), although the number of active credit cards issued shrank to 18.64 million, with most issuers seeing declining cards except Citibank and E.
In 2009, as Congress worked to curtail the most egregiously "unfair" and "deceptive" practices of the credit-card industry, NSBA ardently argued that the same protections should be extended to small-business credit cards.
Credit-card debt totaled $685 billion last year, and the problem is getting worse: In the last decade, credit-card debt rose by about 70 percent.
Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), the Credit Card Interchange Fees Act would give the Federal Trade Commission authority to review, and, where appropriate, prohibit any practices that it deems unfair, deceptive, or anticompetitive within the credit-card industry's interchange practices and rules.
Credit-card operations can generate returns of more than 50 percent, since card issuers often charge interest rates of more than 20 percent.
A new study, "The Use of Credit Card Debt by New Firms," by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation found that credit-card debit increases the likelihood that a new business will fail during its first three years of operation.
WITH 1.5 BILLION CREDIT cards floating around, $560 billion in outstanding credit-card debt, and negative personal savings rates, clearly credit-card debt in the United States is a problem.
Unfortunately, so, too, is the number of small-business respondents who reported worsening credit-card terms.