WASHINGTON

Chairman Jim Leach plans to pare regulatory relief from his Glass- Steagall reform to prevent a party-line stalemate when the House Banking Committee votes. Page 2

Regulators are close to releasing a long-delayed proposal that would specify how much capital a bank must hold when it sells an asset but retains some risk of loss. Page 3

REGIONAL BANKING

SunTrust began offering grocery coupons worth $101 to customers who transfer balances of at least $2,500 from other banks, as a race for retail customers in Atlanta heated up. Page 4

Ohio's Huntington Bancshares is mass-mailing plastic cards offering customers preapproved car loans for $5,000 to $50,000. Page 5

After investment bankers sought buyers, Florida First sold, but Home Financial - burdened with excess capital - did not and took itself off the market. Page 5

FINANCE

BankAmerica stock surged after chief executive David Coulter said annual earnings could grow 20% this year, to $7.75 per share, or 52 cents a share more than analysts' consensus projection. The bank's revenues could grow nearly $1 billion more than Wall Street was expecting for 1996, he said. Heavy demand forced a 29-minute halt in trading of the stock. Back page

Rapid growth in Banc One's home equity loan portfolio is spurring the bank to tap the asset-backed securities market for funding. Page 22

MORTGAGES

Fannie Mae has formed an institute that aims to tell lenders how to reach first-time buyers of affordable housing and how such loans will perform. Page 8

Mortgage Guaranty Insurance is offering a product that predicts the likelihood of loan foreclosures. Page 9

INVESTMENT PRODUCTS

Bankers blasted rules proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to govern sales practices at their retail brokerages. Page 10

Some of the country's largest brokerage firms agreed to sell PNC proprietary mutual funds. Page 10

CREDIT/DEBIT/ATMs

CUC International will close the Florida headquarters of Ideon, the card services company it is buying. Page 13

With the summer games just 60 days away, Visa extended its Olympic sponsorship through 2000. Page 12

TECHNOLOGY

After announcing easier-to-use personal finance products, Meca Software has refocused on home banking. Page 14

Chase Manhattan plans to merge general ledger systems with the former Chemical Bank by July 15. Page 15

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