by Republic National Bank of New York for back-room credit card support. Star Bank, along with Columbus, Ga.-based Total System Services Inc., will convert the accounts later this year and then will begin administering customer service as well as collection functions. Additionally, Star Bank will assist Republic, a division of Republic New York Corp., in product enhancement, activation, and acquisition marketing campaigns. With the agreement, Republic becomes Star Bank's largest bank card correspondent. Republic declined to make public the size of its portfolio. The Card Services Group of Star Bank is a division of Star Banc Corp., with $9.7 billion of assets.

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