Federated Department Stores will bring a private-label credit card portfolio to market as soon as this week, sources said. Though unconfirmed, it's rumored that Credit Suisse First Boston will be lead manager on the deal.

Federated declined to comment, but according to published reports, via Federated's Prime Credit Card Mast Trust, the company can issue as much as $1 billion in class-A and class-B asset-backed certificates.

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