P236 ORACLE 236 Wed25 Jul ITV 2305:25   BANK STAFF AGREE TO PAY DEAL U Bank sjaff have settled for pay rises of 0>.5% to 19.5% in a deal which may set the trend for the coming pay round. The incjeases for 200,000 staff in the big high srreet banks were agreed by the Banking Insurance and Finance Union Althougd not as large as last wintfr's biggest rises, it still runs ahead of rhe average last wivter of over 13%. A union official said the prospecr of highPlnflation prompted rhem to hold out for a bigger increase. He said they were "very happy" wit4 the deal.