BANKING: Cash in Supermarkets

Ever eager to attract new depositors and enlarge their assets, American banks have instituted such patron-pleasing competitive innovations as longer hours, credit cards and robot tellers that will take deposits and, in some instances, disburse money 24 hours a day. Soon customers across the country may also be able to make savings and loan or bank deposits and withdrawals in supermarkets and other stores as a result of a court ruling that removed legal obstacles to a pioneering experiment in Nebraska.

Under the experiment, First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Lincoln put computer terminals into two stores of the state's...

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