Upside to Credit Card Changes: Fewer Junk Mail Solicitations

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Amid the gloom of higher credit card rates, more fees, and more credit card accounts being canceled, there’s a silver lining: The once-constant stream of junk-mail solicitations for new credit cards has slowed down dramatically.

As a MarketWatch piece shows, the number of credit-card mailings has gone down in eight straight quarters. Solicitations in the third quarter of 2009 are down 71% compared to last year.

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