Bank of America Corp. is exploring the idea of boosting its trust business by selling trust services through the independent registered investment advisers who sell its mutual funds.

David W. Fisher, president of trusts, investments, and banking for Bank of America's private bank, said the Charlotte, N.C., banking company already sells its mutual funds through independent financial planners and advisers nationwide. The company wants to offer those advisers a trust vehicle and technology which they, in turn, could use as a platform to provide trust services to their clients who need estate planning, he said.

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