Equifax reported Thursday that its Payment Services unit, comprising the operations of Card Solutions and Check Solutions worldwide, increased revenue 17.8% to $192.7 million in the second quarter 2000 versus second quarter 1999. The revenue increase for Payment Services was driven primarily by merchant and card processing in U.S. Card Solutions, the new card processing operations in the United Kingdom, and Brazilian card operations. Check Solutions was also a significant contributor with a revenue increase of 11.5%. Card services in Brazil achieved revenue growth of 15.9% in U.S. dollars despite a 5% decline in the average currency exchange rate during the quarter. During the second quarter Payment Services announced a five-year card processing contract worth over $100 million with National Australia Bank. For complete details on Equifax’s second quarter visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).