Visa U.S.A. on Monday predicted consumer bankruptcy filings, which hit an all-time high of 1.3 million last year, will rise nearly 69% by 2001.

The card association, which based its study on historical trends, projected personal filings will top 1.35 million this year, 1.42 million in 1999, 1.75 million in 2000, and 2.2 million in 2001.

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