WASHINGTON -- Loosening its anti-tying rules for the second time this year, the Federal Reserve Board has agreed to let banking companies give price breaks to customers who buy multiple services from nonbank affiliates.

The plan, which was adopted without discussion at a Fed meeting Wednesday, is expected to make it easier for banking companies to cross-sell the wide array of products offered by their nonbank subsidiaries. Examples of these units include brokerage, mortgage, leasing, and insurance companies.

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