A brand-new thrift, Assurance Partners Bank in Carmel, Ind., has an even newer Web site. Assurance Partners, launched in June by the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, went online last week.

The site is mainly an information resource now, though Assurance, which is owned by a group of insurance companies and was started for the express purpose of marketing mortgages and other loans through insurance agents, plans to apply within the next 60 days with the Office of Thrift Supervision for permission to offer online loan applications.

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