Credit Card Glossary

Puzzled by credit card jargon? Browse the glossary for the definitions of common and confusing credit card terms.

Vantage score

A type of credit score that's an alternative to the most commonly used FICO credit score. Developed by the three credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion), it ranges from 500 (high-risk) to 990 (prime). Although the Vantage Score uses many of the same criteria as the FICO score, those criteria are weighted differently.