The recent run-up in credit card delinquencies has been concentrated in relatively few banks and does not foreshadow an industrywide profit collapse, a new study concludes.

Veribanc Inc., a Wakefield, Mass., banking research firm, said that at the end of 1995, one-third of delinquent card debt was held at just 25 banks. These issuers control only one-fifth of card balances outstanding.

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