LONGVIEW, Wash.-Lesley Carrell, SVP-marketing for the $680-million Fibre FCU is forecasting that margin pressures will reduce the number of credit card rewards programs.

"It is becoming harder to offer rewards for credit cards," said Carrell, who thinks that flat-rate premium credit cards without fees will begin to replace the gift programs. "We are coming out with a new platinum card that will have a fixed rate and no annual fee.

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