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Credit cards

Guidance on legal issues that come into play with credit cards.

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Getting a credit card

Getting a credit card

We use them all the time — to make purchases, shop online and collect points. But before you get a credit card, learn your rights and how to protect yourself.

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If your credit card is lost or stolen

If your credit card is lost or stolen

Maybe you misplaced your wallet. Or left your credit card in a bank machine. Learn what you can do to protect yourself if your credit card is lost or stolen.

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Disputing a credit card bill

Disputing a credit card bill

You’re looking over your monthly credit card statement and you notice a mistake or an unauthorized charge. Learn your rights and what to do to dispute a credit card bill.

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