In another move aimed at building a nationwide consumer finance franchise, Bank of Boston Corp. has agreed to acquire the loan portfolio and 46 branches of Century Acceptance Corp., a Kansas City, Mo.-based consumer finance company.

Analysts said Bank of Boston is paying around $130 million, including an $18 million premium, to acquire $110 million in loans and 46 branches spread across 14 states, primarily in the Southeast and Midwest.

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