Brent Radcliffe

Brent Radcliffe

Brent Radcliffe is a digital analyst with a software company based in the Washington, DC area. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in International Economics, with minors in both French and International Relations. Radcliffe is a freelance writer covering topics related to economics, trade and investing.

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    Credit Card Blocks

    The reserving of a portion of a credit or debit card balance for the cost of services not yet rendered.
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    Equivalent Flat Rate

    The rate at which a flat rate insurance guarantee scheme and a risk-based insurance guarantee scheme are considered equal.
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    Investment Income Sharing

    Profits made through the investment activities of a mutual insurance arrangement that is distributed to plan participants.
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    A reinsurance company that is participating in a reinsurance contract along with other reinsurers.
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    Sales Draft

    A record indicating that a cardholder has made a purchase.
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    Trade Line

    Credit account records that are provided to credit reporting organizations.
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    Transaction Authentication Number (TAN)

    A one-time code used in the processing of online transactions.
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    Prepaid Cards Processor

    A company that processes transactions for prepaid payment cards.
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    Point-To-Point Encryption (P2PE)

    Devices, applications, and processes that keep payment card information secure from the point that the card is swiped until it is decrypted and the transaction processed.
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    Mastercard Acquirer

    A financial institution that accepts and processes transactions made with a MasterCard card.
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    A company that provides information about a consumer, including credit history, to a credit bureau.
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    Equitable Division

    A legal theory that guides how property acquired during the course of a marriage should be distributed between the two parties in the case of a divorce.
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    Semi-Secured Credit Card

    A type of credit card offered to individuals who carry a higher credit risk.
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    Issuer Identification Number (IIN)

    A numbering system that allows a credit, debit, or other card to be identified as having been issued by a particular financial institution.
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    PIN Cashing

    A type of fraud in which a stolen credit card or debit card is used to gain access to the cardholder’s bank account.
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