Chase Manhattan’s credit card portfolio was virtually unchanged between first quarter 1999 and first quarter 1998, however charge-offs climbed and delinquency improved. Chase reported yesterday end-of-quarter card loans of $31.4 billion, net charge-offs (as a percentage of average loans) of 6.11% and delinquency (90+ day) of 1.95%. Average credit card receivables for the first quarter stood at $32.1 billion. According to CardData ([www.carddata.com]) Chase’s fourth quarter receivables stood at $32.2 billion. CardData shows Chase’s net charge-offs for the fourth quarter logged in at 6.27% and 5.70% for first quarter 1998. Chase’s 90+ day delinquency dropped slightly from 2.17% for fourth quarter 1998 and 2.02% for first quarter 1998, according to CardData. Chase also reported Tuesday that noninterest credit card revenue grew 26% over the past twelve months, from $300 million to $379 million. For complete first quarter financials for Chase Manhattan visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).