William H. Harris is planning to befriend banks in his new position as president and CEO of Intuit. "That is one relationship that cannot be developed easily overnight," he says. Page 20

WASHINGTON

Rapid growth in commercial real estate development is putting some lenders at risk, an FDIC study found. Page 2

MORTGAGES

Alltel Information Services' mortgage division is in talks to buy Dovenmuehle Mortgage, a mortgage subservicing specialist, market sources say. Page 8

COMMUNITY

A showdown is brewing in North Carolina between the state's governor and a former community banker who is now under indictment. Page 10

INVESTMENT PRODUCTS

New data show a rich vein of business for banks to tap among households with net worth of $5 million or more. Page 14

CARDS

Nova Corp., which started the year as the nation's 11th-largest merchant credit card processing company, has been working its way toward the top. Page 19

TECHNOLOGY

As they begin integrating systems of the new BankAmerica, officials of the former NationsBank played down the significance of problems that occurred with its Barnett Banks conversion. Page 21

MARKETS

Banks are interested in issuing medium-term notes despite the recent meltdown in the bank bond market. Page 30

THE SPLIT between regional and global banks' stocks grew more pronounced, after the latest round of third-quarter results. Back page

LETTERS Page 15

WEEKLY REPORT: INTERNATIONAL

U.S. banks are continuing to build up their international trade-related activities, bankers and recruiters say. Page 12

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