National City Corp., an aggressive acquirer for the past dozen years, now has its sights set on data processing, mortgage, and subprime lending companies.

Chairman and chief executive officer David Daberko said in an interview last week that he is also interested in acquiring a regional brokerage firm, if the price is right. And he said his company will continue to be "opportunistic" about bank acquisitions, but he is "not really optimistic much will happen in the near future."

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