On the consumer banking front, the pact between First Chicago Corp. and NBD Corp. certainly lives up to its billing as a merger of equals.

Each company has something solid to offer the other in key fee- generating businesses. First Chicago is an acknowledged powerhouse in credit cards, while NBD is near the top of the pack in investment services.

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