The coming explosion in online brokerage offers banks an opportunity to boost their business, according to a study by International Data Corp.

Shaw Lively, research manager at International Data, a division of International Data Group of Framingham, Mass., said 53% of people who invest online also visit bank Web sites for account information or to make transactions. By comparison, 39% of the investors visit credit card sites, and 35% hit mutual fund sites.

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