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What Was Left Out of the Credit Card Holder's Bill of Rights?


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A new bill aimed at protecting consumers from all of those pesky, hidden credit card fees is now likely to pass both houses of Congress. Dubbed the "Credit Card Holders' Bill of Rights," it introduces significant improvements, including the prohibiting of double-cycle billing.

However, as with all legislation, it's far from perfect. In the interest of political expediency, certain measures were overlooked. Until now. Minyanville presents those items left out of the Credit Card Holders' Bill of Rights.

What Was Left Out of the Credit Card Holder's Bill of Rights

Allowing cardholders to go by their nicknames -- like "Ducky" or "The Skeez" -- rather than their given names.

If a pet is accidentally issued a card, the owner is authorized to train the pet to use it.

Discover Card to be met with lukewarm reception by merchants rather than the usual horror.
Personalized ringtones that play when a transaction is approved.

Balances can be transferred to other cards… Owned by other people.
Personalized ringtones that play when a transaction is denied.

Even more mailers reminding cardholders they've enrolled in paperless billing.
Visa's holographic dove performs classic comedy sketches in Gilbert Gottfried's voice.
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