Tis the season to be ... shopping,' and not to be outdone by mere retailers this time of year, credit card ABS issuers rolled out the merchandise for their customers.

Primary issuance marched on at a steady clip last week, and as December came to a close, market observers expected about $20 billion in new deals to come to the market last week. At least three credit card deals priced by midweek, and another five were expected, including a $1 billion transaction from the Bank of America Credit Card Trust.

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