Strands Inc. said more than one-third of consumers in a survey were more eager to open credit card accounts in light of last year's Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act.

Most of the 296 people surveyed by Strands, the San Francisco company behind the moneyStrands personal financial management tools for consumers and banks, had positive reactions to the CARD Act, but 18% remained unwilling to open a card account, the company said in a press release Tuesday.

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