WASHINGTON - Requests to create financial supermarkets - banking, brokerage, and insurance offered under one roof - filed by Feb. 15 will get fast replies, the Federal Reserve Board said Wednesday.

The central bank promised to act on the applications by March 13, the first business day after the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act takes effect and allows broad affiliations among financial services firms for the first time in 67 years.

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