Early returns in the fourth quarter portfolio survey continue to show mixed results. Mid-sized player, Columbus B&T, posted a 4%+ gain in year-over-year outstandings. However, MS-based TrustMark reported a 4% drop in receivables over the past year. AL-based Max Federal Credit Union reported a strong 18%+ gain in outstandings according to CardData ([www.carddata.com]).
ISSUER 4Q/03 RECV Y/Y CHANGE
Columbus Bank & Trust $225,113,234 +4.3%
Travis FCU 79,073,426 -0.9%
TrustMark Natl Bank: 55,039,556 -4.0%
Max FCU 34,432,351 +18.6%
Source: CardData (www.carddata.com)