TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — A record number of credit card solicitations was mailed to U.S. consumers in the second quarter of 2000 — a whopping 992 million — and response rates dipped to an all-time low of 0.4%, according to a report released Thursday by BaiGlobal Inc.

The market research firm, which tracks credit card mailings, said that 79% of all U.S. households received at least one solicitation during the second quarter. The ten largest card issuers accounted for 91% of all mailings.

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