Wachovia Corp. is giving its brokerage customers buying power over the Internet.

The Winston-Salem, N.C.-based bank's customers can access its site on the World Wide Web, www.Wachovia.com, with its PC Access Online Investing software. Investors can download brokerage account applications, place stock, option, and mutual fund trade orders, check account balances, and get stock quotes.

Traditional banking transactions will be available by yearend, a bank spokesman said. The brokerage services were launched first to coincide with a branch promotion of investment services, the spokesman said.

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