When bankers first started pushing for the concept of the financial supermarket 30 years ago, they lacked the regulatory permission and the technological know-how to succeed. Then, in the 1990s, the mutual fund industry followed suit with web-based, full-service fund supermarkets.

Today, the financial services industry has gained all of the necessary regulatory concessions — to the dismay of some critics, to be sure — and the technology. Financial services companies interested in getting a full picture of their client relationships across product lines have the insight at their fingertips.

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