A year ago, when the first U.S. bank was launched giving customers account access through the Internet, nearly half of all banks in a survey said they had no plans to follow its lead.

They have since changed their minds. The Internet is high on bankers' emerging-technology priority lists, according to the 1996 American Banker technology survey.

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