WASHINGTON

State and federal regulators approved a plan to share consumer complaints about insurance sold by national banks. Page 2

THE HOUSE COMMERCE Committee is expected to approve financial reform legislation Thursday, teeing up a vote on the House floor before July 4. Page 4

NATIONAL/GLOBAL

Though Pat Robertson will not be a partner in the bank that Bank of Scotland had planned to form with him, it is not clear that he will play no role. Page 6

AFTER OPERATING SEPARATELY for more than a century, the Lazard banks in New York, Paris, and London have decided to join forces. Page 6

COMMUNITY/REGIONAL

OHIO'S SKY FINANCIAL said it would buy Mahoning National of Youngstown, Ohio, for $307 million of stock. Page 7

NEWCOMERS and S corporations dominate American Banker's annual ranking of the nation's most profitable community banks. Page 8

INVESTMENT PRODUCTS

BB&T and Peoples Heritage of Maine are considering working together to ask insurance companies for tailored products. Page 14

MORTGAGES

MORTGAGE.COM filed plans for a $112 millioninitial public offering, just a day after on-line lenderE-Loan said it will postpone going public. Page 18

CARDS

AMERICAN EXPRESS has introduced purchasing card software that helps companies buy supplies on the Internet. Page 22

BANCO DEL PROGRESO signed an agreement with American Express to issue Amex cards in the Dominican Republic. Page 22

MARKETS

Bank stocks tallied modest gains Monday as interest rate fears continued to keep most investors on the sidelines. Back page

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