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Sarah Todd

Deputy Editor

Sarah Todd is the Deputy Editor of BankThink, American Banker's opinion blog. She previously wrote for the American Institute for Economic Research, with an emphasis on consumer debt labor, monetary policy and the economic recovery. Todd has also been a regular contributor to The Billfold, a personal finance web site. Her twitter handle is @SarahLizChar.

Recent Stories from This Author

Lifetime Achievement: Wells Fargo's Pat Callahan
October 9, 2015 Pat Callahan received high marks for her handling of the Wachovia acquisition — the largest in banking history — but it was...

Zions' Lori Chillingworth Wins Our Community Impact Award
October 7, 2015 Empowering women to become more financially independent has been a hallmark of Lori Chillingworth's career as a small-business...

Morning Scan: Big Banks Take on Gender Gap; Debating Good Governance
September 30, 2015 Wall Street Journal Big banks are ramping up efforts to retain and promote women leaders, the paper reports. The article...

Morning Scan: EMV Transition; Does PE Rush Foreclosures?
September 29, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... The Card Fraud Blame Game: The switch to chip-enabled cards should be pretty smooth for the...

Morning Scan: New Probe; Regulating Bitcoin; Mortgage Deal Violations?
September 28, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Another Day, Another Probe: Swiss regulators are investigating whether seven banks worked...

Bank of America Execs Travel Far to Coach Female Entrepreneurs
September 22, 2015 Through weeklong mentoring trips to locales like Brazil, Haiti and Somalia, senior female executives at B of A are teaching...

Zions First National Bank Takes Mentoring Seriously
September 22, 2015 A formal mentoring program Zions started in 2009 has helped to advance the careers of hundreds of women — and some men —...

U.S. Bancorp's Women's Networks Are Substance over Style
September 22, 2015 Whether it's raising money to build schools in Africa or creating programs internally to help advance the careers of women,...

JPMorgan Chase's Mary Callahan Erdoes: The Most Powerful Woman in Finance
September 22, 2015 Our top woman in finance for the third straight year, Mary Callahan Erdoes, is overseeing record growth at JPMorgan Chase's...

Bank of America's Cathy Bessant Confidently Tackles Tech Decluttering
September 22, 2015 Cathy Bessant, who has a new C-suite title at Bank of America, builds confidence by taking on challenges that scare her. She...

Morning Scan: StanChart Back in Hot Water; B of A Investor Vote Looms
September 21, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... B of A Board Reckoning: A special meeting of Bank of America shareholders Tuesday will determine...

Morning Scan: Fed Holds Steady on Rates; Regulating Apple and Alibaba
September 18, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Reactions to Fed: The Federal Reserve opted not to raise short-term interest rates at its...

Morning Scan: Waiting for the Fed's Rate Reveal; Bitpay Hacked for $1.8M
September 17, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Fed Watch: The financial world is on tenterhooks over the outcome of today’s Federal Open...

Morning Scan: Banks Team Up on Blockchain; Ex-Spies in Cybersecurity
September 16, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... United by the Blockchain: Nine of the world’s largest banks are joining forces to bring...

Morning Scan: Preserving Wall Street Chats; Who's Afraid of the DOJ?
September 15, 2015 Not-So-Secret Chat: A new deal between New York's financial regulator and four big banks aims to preserve government access to...

Morning Scan: Banks Near Swaps Deal; When Marketplace Loans Sour
September 14, 2015 Swaps Settlement Ahead: Twelve big banks plan to pay $1.9 billion to settle charges that they conspired to control the credit...

Morning Scan: Jobs Data Could Tip Scales on Rate Hike; Diversity in Tech
September 4, 2015 Editor's note: Morning Scan will not publish on Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We'll be back on...

Morning Scan: Rocky Transition to Chip Cards; Secrets of Saving
September 3, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Moynihan Under the Microscope: The drumbeat to force Bank of America chief executive Brian...

Morning Scan: Volcker Rule Puts Leash on Banks; FHA's Peace Offering
September 2, 2015 Wall Street Journal Recent stock market swings provided a chance to see the Volcker rule in action. The paper reports big...

Morning Scan: Blythe Masters' Second Act; Should BofA Split CEO-Chair Role?
September 1, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Back in Action: Bank of New York Mellon staffers could probably use a nap right about now. The...

FICO on Why Its Scores Are Still Relevant
Marketplace lenders have been declaring "FICO-free Zones" and playing down the need for the longstanding measure of creditworthiness. FICO CEO Will Lansing explains how the company's score is evolving and why he believes FICO remains the best (not necessarily the only) way to determine ability to repay a loan.
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