MINNETONKA, Minn. - Metris Cos. Inc. will be the first credit card issuer to market its products on MasterCard International's Spanish-language credit card information Web site, mastercardenespanol.com

Metris said its card-issuing subsidiary, Direct Merchants Credit Card Bank, will use this link to try to expand in a steadily growing market. A year ago Metris introduced a cobranded credit card with the retailer La Curacao. In August, Direct Merchants purchased Banco Popular's U.S. bank card program, which has 283,000 accounts and about $180 million of receivables.

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