software that has agreed to be acquired by Security First Technologies Corp., said it has signed an access agreement with Motley Fool Inc.

Effective in late October, millions of investors who seek advice from Motley Fool via America Online or the World Wide Web will be able to integrate rewards programs, investments, credit card and bank statements, and other bills or accounts using VerticalOne technology.

VerticalOne has similar "destination site" deals with BellSouth, Go Network, and, among others.

"Having quick access to banking, credit card, and brokerage accounts makes sense, since the individual investors who visit our site already have this information top of mind," said Erik Rydholm, chief operating officer of Motley Fool. "We think that offering VerticalOne's service has the potential to be beneficial to our customers and keep them at our site longer."

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