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No more due date ambiguity
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No longer can card issuers change the due date for payments from one month to the next or set an arbitrary cutoff time on the due date. The CARD Act requires that the due date be the same date each month, and the cutoff time be no earlier than 5 p.m the day the payment is due. In addition, issuers cannot treat a late payment as such unless it delivered the billing statement to the customer 21 days in advance of the due date.




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