Credit unions sold 22 credit card portfolios last year, and while the number of sales was the same as in 2008, the sale values more than tripled, TRK Advisors said.

The Peterborough, N.H., card portfolio consulting firm said the card portfolios that credit unions sold last year fetched $328 million, compared with $100 million in 2008. TRK Advisors measured only credit union card portfolios with at least $1 million in accounts receivable.

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