NAPLES, Fla -- A majority of participants in a online surveyconducted by CardTrak.com said they saw their credit card interestrates rise in 2008 and many others have reported a variety of otherchanges in their cards.

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CardTrak specializes in tracking broad based credit card andconsumer debt trends.

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According to CardTrak, 53.5% to the roughly 1,000 cardholderswho responded to the survey in December of 2008 said their creditcard interest rates had increased in 2008. Almost 37% said theircredit limits had been reduced, 26.1% had seen some of their creditcard fees raised and 16% said their card issuers had added new feesto their cards.

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But the tightening of credit was not entirely uniform. Almost30% of surveyed cardholders said they had seen their credit limitsincreased in 2008 and almost 13% said their interest rateslowered.

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Overall 23% reported they had little used credit accounts closedby their issuers.

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