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What is an authorized user?

 

What is an authorized user?

The Bankrate.com financial term of the day is: "Authorized User"

It's not always the smartest move, particularly if you're left holding the bag for someone else's charges. But there are times when you might want to share your credit card, maybe with a spouse, a significant other or an adult child who's just starting out and would have trouble getting his or her own card. Your card companion is called an authorized user. That's any person who has your permission to use your credit card account.

An authorized user might be considered your partner in plastic.

To find a credit card that has what you're looking for, visit the credit cards section at Bankrate.com.

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