In the latest twist on cross-selling, home-loan leader Countrywide Credit Industries is teaming up with credit card specialist Metris Cos. to market mortgages to Metris customers.

Beginning in February, Metris will begin marketing Countrywide products to its customers through statement stuffers and other direct mail solicitations, and perhaps telemarketing. Countrywide will pay Metris a fee for the use of its customer data base, which it inherited from its former parent, Fingerhut Cos.

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