challenges -- and great opportunities -- for financial institutions on a global scale.

As if to underline this, energetic newcomers to banking and securities, such as MBNA and E-Trade in the United States and ConSors in Germany, are threatening incumbent giants, revolutionizing financial businesses, and generating some of the industry's best returns.

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