Japan’s Toyota Finance Corp. announced this week it intends to terminate existing co-branded relationships with credit card issuers and issue its own credit card by early 2001. Toyota indicated it wants to issue a MasterCard that incorporates a Mondex chip. The company also intends for the card to be used with automatic fare collections systems. Toyota currently has nearly three million VISA cardholders in co-branded relationships with JCB, UC Card and Million Card Service. The Toyota credit card is the most popular in Japan. For more details on the international card market visit Card2000 ([www.card2000.com]).