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SAN FRANCISCO — NextCard Inc. said Tuesday that it surpassed the million mark in customer accounts this month and that it is on track to break even by the fourth quarter.

In a press release, the Internet company said that NextCard Visa, introduced in December 1997, has brought innovations including online balance transfers, online bill payment and account management, and a 100% safe-shopping guarantee.

NextCard, which issues credit cards through its NextBank subsidiary, lost 37 cents a share in the fourth quarter.

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