FleetBoston Financial said it will consolidate its four brokerages this summer and install software to let brokers give more personalized service to targeted investors - the so-called near rich.

About 220 brokers who work for other FleetBoston units will be added to the 550 at its Quick & Reilly unit in August and September, said Paul Saita, head of national sales at Quick & Reilly. The brokers are being trained to use software developed by Siebel Systems of San Mateo, Calif., that will enable them to access detailed data on clients' trading histories instantly, helping them respond to specific needs.

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