Last week, researchers at Credit Suisse First Boston released their February Credit Card Performance Overview, in which the bank tracks changes in excess spread, losses and portfolio yield, among other statistics, for 27 credit card trusts.

Anomaly retail issuer Fingerhut showed the largest spike in excess spread, up 164% month-over-month to 11.22% (from 4.24% in December). Fingerhut's portfolio yield in January was a whopping 43.69%, while its loss rate was a whopping 25.30%.

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