Imperial Bank of Los Angeles has opened an on-line investment center for bank customers.

Though they cannot buy securities, customers can access investment information, the $5 billion-asset bank said.

Imperial does not have a brokerage arm, but James R. Daley, an executive vice president in charge of the bank's financial services division, said it was considering buying or partnering with one.

He said a lot would depend on how customers respond to the on-line investment center.

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