By finally telling New York City officials that enough was enough, six banks may have started a trend that will ultimately help bank customers throughout the country.

The banks -- Marine Midland, Morgan Guaranty Trust, Bank Leumi, IBJ Schroder, UMB Bank, and Union Chelsea National Bank -- decided to forgo New York City's business rather than spend the time and money it takes to produce the community reinvestment data that the city requires of bidders.

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