Major credit card banks are boosting their spending on advertising, asserting their identities and strategies in ways that may set them apart from MasterCard and Visa.

Seeking benefits other than the ones they get from those associations' generic advertising, which their membership fees nevertheless help to pay for, card issuers are increasingly intent on highlighting their own products and in many cases their own brand names.

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