SAN FRANCISCO - Banks' newfound aggressiveness in charging fees is not stopping with automated teller or even live teller transactions. It is carrying over into telephone centers.

Though it may be too early to declare it a national trend, the signals emanating from the West Coast - from retail banking giants BankAmerica Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. - are unmistakable.

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