Joining the small but trendy clique of banks that facilitate person-to-person Internet payments, FleetBoston Financial Corp. today plans to announce a partnership with, a Providence, R.I., company that helps consumers pay one another on-line.

The service will work on auction Web sites and others where people who do not know each other try to do business. The seller will set up a Tradesafe account through the site where the merchandise or service is being sold, and the buyer will simply supply a credit card number to make the transaction go through.

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