Internet banking functionality is growing with the anticipated launch of First Chicago NBD's "virtual bank." Bank sources say the new offering will consolidate all of a customer's relationships with the bank and make them accessible through a
single log-in. In February 1998, First Chicago plans to add connections to brokerage accounts. "There will be middleware packets of data from all of these different subcomputer systems to pull up your data," says a First Chicago insider. "With one log-in ID, you'll be able to see all of your relationships on one page, checking, car loan, everything, right there."