Fleet reported a 7.5% increase in gross accounts between the second and third quarters. As of Sept 30, Fleet had 7.2 million gross accounts and 5.24 million active accounts according to CardData’s 3Q/01 portfolio survey. Fleet’s receivables edged up from $14.5 billion for 2Q/01 to $14.6 billion for 3Q/01. Fleet’s year-to-date volume was $15,576,000,000. FleetBoston will release its earnings reports tomorrow. Meanwhile National City reports a slight decrease in its credit card portfolio. Receivables declined from $2,158,551,199 for 2Q to $2,131,046,593 for 3Q. National City’s gross accounts slipped from 1,838,144 for the second quarter to 1,811,478 for the third quarter. For complete details on 3Q/01 portfolio results visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).