WATERFORD, Mich. — Roughly six years after selling it credit card portfolio to Bank of America’s FIA Card Services (then MBNA) the $121 million BestSource Credit Union has declined to renew its contract with FIA and gotten back into the business of issuing.

“I don’t want to say anything bad about FIA or make this seem like it was all MBNA’s fault,” said Tansley Stearns, vice president for Sales and Service, “because it wasn’t. We just never could get the relationship to be what we thought it would be when we signed the deal and so when the time came to renew the contract we declined,” she explained.

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