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Actual credit card

Actual credit cards usually offer flexible credit for a period of at least one month and as long as several years. Most of the retail credit cards belong to this category.

Whether a card should be categorised as a charge card or a credit card is a matter of judgement when it comes to cards that combine features of both charge and credit cards.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

Actual credit cards usually offer flexible credit for a period of at least one month and as long as several years. If a card can be used both as a charge card and as a credit card, it is classified into the group of actual credit cards.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Actual credit cards usually offer flexible credit for a period of at least one month and as long as several years. Most of the retail credit cards belong to this category.

Whether a card should be categorised as a charge card or a credit card is a matter of judgement when it comes to cards that combine features of both charge and credit cards.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 31 December 1987 - 31 December 2007

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

Related concepts

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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