As banks bolster their insurance programs, most people surveyed by an insurance group indicate that they would feel pressure to buy policies from the same banks they borrow from.

About 61% of the 1,996 people questioned said they strongly agreed, agreed, or probably agreed with the statement: "If banks sold homeowners insurance people would be expected to buy their homeowners insurance there to get a loan." The finding, which seems to confirm a fear expressed by some in the insurance industry, was part of a quarterly Public Attitude Monitor done by the Insurance Research Council, which also found that few customers are buying insurance from banks.

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