SENATE Majority Leader Trent Lott postponed action on bankruptcy reform legislation until next week. Page 2


BANKERS will not have to travel to attend an Iowa Bankers Association conference. Instead they can visit the virtual version on-line. Page 8


J.P. MORGAN has expanded its asset management capabilities to reach wealthy clients in the United Kingdom. Page 10

A UNION PLANTERS unit is joining with a Dallas consulting firm to sell a program meant to boost sales at banks. Page 11

A LEADING provider of computer outsourcing services to banks has entered new territory with an Internet loan origination system. Page 12

CERTCO, a New York data security company, has added a powerful validation component to its digital trust technology. Page 14

NATWEST and Industrial Bank of Japan said they will join Identrus, the multinational banking consortium that is seeking to provide security assurances for Internet commerce. Page 15


VISA has put its Internet-related activities into a new division named eVisa that will work with banks and merchants to strengthen their positions on the Web. Page 17

WHILE INTERNET enthusiasts talk up electronic wallets and on-line bill payments, some bankers may be content to watch from the sidelines. Page 17


PRISM, a Chicago mortgage company, is following the contrarian dictum that you should buy when there's blood in the streets. Page 20


KEYCORP's third-quarter results could be hurt by softness in the capital markets and slackening loan growth. Back page

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