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Line of Credit
A credit line, or line of credit, is a revolving credit agreement that allows you to write checks or make cash withdrawals of amounts up to your credit limit.
When you use the credit -- sometimes called accessing the line -- you owe interest on the amount you borrow. But when that amount has been repaid you can borrow it again.
A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is secured by your home, but other credit lines, such as an overdraft arrangement linked to your checking account, are unsecured. In general, the interest rate on a secured credit line is less than the rate on an unsecured line.