NJ-based consumer receivable asset management and liquidation specialist, Asta Funding, reported that net income for the quarter ended September 30th rose 50.7% to a record $13.6 million, compared to one-year ago. Finance income for the quarter was $29.8 million, a 49.5% year-on-year increase. Over the past twelve months Asta has acquired approximately $5.2 billion in face value receivables, the highest level in the Company’s history, at a purchase price of $200.2 million. Fiscal 2006 included $159.4 million in net cash collections from collection of consumer receivables acquired for liquidation, up 53.0% from $104.2 million in the year ago period. For complete details on Asta’s latest performance visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).