Bank stocks were mostly lower on Wednesday as both the stock and bond markets endured another weak session.

First Chicago Corp. fell $1.25 to $53.625, despite assurances from chief executive officer Richard Thomas at the International Monetary Conference in London that trading revenues are improving over the poor first quarter.

Bankers Trust New York Corp. was down 50 cents to $71.50, National City Corp. down 75 cents to $27.125, and Signet Banking Corp. off 50 cents to $41.375.

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