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Federal regulators laid out the steps national banks should take to protect their businesses when offering services via personal computers. Page 2

Robert B. Serino, the OCC's top cop for the last 27 years, is fighting fraud and money laundering with the help of other law enforcement agencies. Page 3


Bankers Trust hired a third Citicorp veteran in its Global Institutional Services group. Page 4


THE LONDON BANK that created Mondex announced a new invention: a service to help customers cut through information overload. Tim Jones of Natwest sees banks potentially redefined as "your personal assistant." Page 5

company that this week bought control of Brazil's biggest financial information company, plans to continue its push into international markets. Page 5


Urban community banks are more concerned about competition and less about declining population than their rural counterparts, says a Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis survey. Page 6


AIM Management Group said its national tax-free money market fund for institutional customers has been given the highest rating by Moody's Investor Services. Page 8


A California woman, who racked up $70,000 in credit card bills gambling over the Internet, is suing MasterCard and Visa to expunge her debt. Page 9


In the latest of a slew of class actions, Capstead Mortgage of Dallas was again accused this week of issuing false statements that inflated its stock price. Page 10


ON-LINE BANKING: With a new chief executive officer hoping to quickly build marketing momentum, Home Account Network has repackaged its Internet banking software. Page 12


For years the secondary market for syndicated loans has been considered unregulated, unpredictable, and illiquid, but the new Loan Syndications and Trading Association is struggling to change that. Page 21


The largest thrift bond issue in recent memory has been a loser for investors. Back page

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