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NAPLES, Fla. — A majority of participants in a self-described informal online survey conducted by CardTrak.com say they saw their credit card interest rates rise in 2008 and many others have reported a variety of other changes in their cards.CardTrak specializes in tracking broad based credit card and consumer debt trends.According to CardTrak, 53.5% of the roughly 1,000 cardholders who responded to the survey in December said their credit card interest rates had increased in 2008. Almost 37% said their credit limits had been reduced, 26.1% had seen some of their credit card fees raised, and 16% said their card issuers had added new fees to their cards.But the tightening of credit was not entirely uniform. Almost 30% of surveyed cardholders said they had seen their credit limits increased in 2008, and almost 13% said their interest rates lowered.Overall 23% reported they had little used credit accounts closed by theirissuers.

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