National Processing reported this morning net income for the third quarter of $13.0 million. Revenue for the Merchant Card Services business unit, currently NPC’s largest business line, was $79.7 million for the quarter representing an increase of 21% over the comparable period in 1999. Merchant Card Services revenue represented 73% of total Company revenue for the quarter. NPC says its strong sales and customer-focused culture has allowed the firm to grow its merchant processing volume by 26%, nearly double the industry growth rate. Also NPC’s overall operating margins improved by 56% in the third quarter. For complete details on NPC’s 3Q/00 results and prior quarter results visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).