Revolving Credit

Revolving, open-end credit is found with most credit cards. Under agreement with the lender, an amount of credit is extended to the consumer. An outside limit is established, depending upon the consumer’s credit history and ability to handle the debt repayment. The financial institution gives the consumer a credit card with a credit limit, and the consumer can choose how much of the available credit to use at any given time. Usually the consumer makes monthly payments. Revolving credit requires active management by the consumer. The consumer can decide to pay off the entire outstanding debt when the statement is present, pay off more than the required minimum payment, or simply make the minimum required payment.


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