In another sign that bank investment product programs have come of age, a new survey indicates more bank brokerages are compensating their sales forces in a manner similar to their nonbank counterparts.

Of the more than 3,250 banks that offered retail investment products last year, 36% used a "draw versus commissions" structure to pay their full-time sales reps, preliminary results of the American Bankers Association Securities Association's national survey of bank investment services show.

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