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Online brokerages on buying spree

E*Trade buys its joint venture E*Trade U.K. and Net services bank Telebanc Financial, while Schwab buys financial firm U.S. Trust, as the online brokerages rush to extend their reach in the face of greater competition.

 

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E*Trade buys its joint venture E*Trade U.K. and Net services bank Telebanc Financial, while Schwab buys financial firm U.S. Trust, as the online brokerages rush to extend their reach in the face of greater competition.

 


E*Trade buys out U.K. joint venture
The online brokerage says it has taken 100 percent ownership of E*Trade U.K. in a move to further its plans for a global trading network.

Schwab to buy U.S. Trust in stock deal
The brokerage plans to buy the 147-year-old financial firm for $2.7 billion in stock, in an effort to extend its business to cater to wealthy individuals.

E*Trade gets approval to buy Net savings bank
The U.S. Office of Thrift Supervision approves the purchase of Telebanc Financial, parent of an Internet savings bank, by online broker E*Trade Group.