Community banks can maintain their share of small-business customers by offering mutual funds, insurance, and financial planning, according to a recent study by Payment Systems Inc.

Small-business lending is one of the most competitive markets in the country, with Merrill Lynch & Co. and superregionals like Wells Fargo & Co. and First Union Corp. fighting for customers.

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