n.— «Unlike bank-based issuers, which have access to cheap deposits, the three—known in industry parlance as “monolines”—had to borrow from the capital markets at higher rates.» —“MergerTalk: US card issuers eye aftermath of summer of mergers” by James B. Kelleher in Chicago Reuters Aug. 18, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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