Eager to gain access to well-heeled brokerage customers, credit card issuers are teaming up with securities firms to offer a new breed of premium cards.

MBNA Corp. this week began marketing a platinum Visa card to clients of discount broker Quick & Reilly Inc. And Travelers Bank rolled out its own platinum Visa card, aimed at customers of its brokerage sibling, Smith Barney Inc.

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