out of the business Bank of America Corp. is adamant about keeping the service on its menu.

"Factoring has a long-standing heritage in our banking organization," said Graham W. Denton, executive vice president of the $614.1 billion-asset company's commercial finance division. "It is a business that historically earns returns that have been better than Bank of America as a whole." Equally important when it comes to returns, he said, is the ability to offer other services to factoring clients.

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