I'm designing an interface of a web-based application and want to let users increase their credit amount online in one of its sections. What is a label for this action? Is there a technical banking term for it, or should I use a simple term like credit increase?
The usual phrasing, I think, is to talk about a person's "credit limit" or "credit line", and to do things to that limit, typically "raise" or "lower" it (or increase or decrease it). My bank has a link called "request an increase to my credit line".
-Edit- Considering the part of speech: expansion, appreciation. I think that 'appreciation' is most accurate. Appreciation means '[general] value increase', though. The measure of the value, be it credit or otherwise, assumed.
There are lots of words like that. Try using a "reverse dictionary". Check google and find a good one. :) However, I've already tried searching for terms like "increase one's credit" and "to increase one's credit". Nothing's come up. Banker's language sites list 'credit' and 'credit increase' as technical terms.
Maybe the word you are looking for is "employ"? As in, "I got a job," which is synonymous with, "my credit increased". Yuck yuck.