NU Online News Service, May 26, 2004, 1:08 p.m. EDT – Chinatrust Bank (U.S.A.), Torrance, Calif., has agreed to let representatives from Independent Financial Marketing Group Inc., Purchase, N.Y., sell insurance and investments to its customers.[@@]

Financial consultants affiliated with IFMG’s broker-dealer firm and insurance agency will sell life insurance, mutual funds, financial planning services, and fixed and variable annuities to Chinatrust customers, IFMG says.

IFMG is a unit of Sun Life Financial Inc., Toronto.

Chinatrust has $1.7 billion in assets.