Community banks say they will be ready for the year-2000 date change but are not so sure about their customers, according to a new Grant Thornton LLP survey.

In the firm's sixth annual survey, 98% of 815 community bankers responding said they are confident their banks' computer systems will not malfunction next Jan. 1. In case of any glitch, 90% of the banks said they have board-approved contingency plans.

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