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Ana Patricia Botin, named chairman of Banco Santander SA, becomes the most powerful woman in European banking, succeeding her father a day after his death. »
Peyton Patterson has resigned from Bankwell Financial in New Canaan, Conn., less than two months after she was ordered to pay $350,000 in Amex bills and had to resolve other personal financial matters. She had led the company since 2012. »

Misunderstandings about maternity and mortgages and how to clear up the facts.

Misogynistic behavior happens to every woman. But is this the norm for the Bitcoin community?

HSBC Holdings (HSBC) said Irene Dorner will retire as chief executive of its U.S. banking unit and will be succeeded by HSBC executive Patrick Burke.

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As a young congressional intern, RBC branch manager Amy Sturtevant wanted to make a difference. A career as a financial advisor afforded her the way to do that.

Volunteering at nonprofits is a good place to start, high-ranking female bank executives told attendees at a recent conference. Women also need to confront barriers head on.

Sallie Krawcheck, a former executive at Bank of America (BAC) and Citigroup (C) who has worked to promote women as business leaders, is teaming up with a money manager for an index fund focused on women.

Luvleen Sidhu has been hired by her father -- Jay Sidhu, the head of Customers Bancorp -- to do something a lot of small banks would be afraid to tackle: develop Customers' own mobile banking software.

Elizabeth Buse, a former Visa executive who left the card network this year after a 16-year career with the company, has been named co-CEO of Monitise Group.

The Securities and Exchange Commission appears poised to soon finalize a plan to reform the $2.6 trillion money market mutual fund industry.

Women need to stop stressing out about giving equal attention to personal and professional goals, Teresa Taylor writes in her latest book. Taylor, a director at First Interstate BancSystem, also advises women to be more aggressive with networking if they want to sit on more corporate boards.
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When women reject or reframe career-limiting assumptions, they are able to get ahead at their jobs without sacrificing having a family.
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Citi's move may bring much-needed liquidity to a segment of the mortgage market that most of the big banks, with the exception of Wells Fargo, abandoned in the aftermath of the crisis.
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Alice Hensen, president of the Bank of Sun Prairie in Wisconsin, is one of the many bankers who delayed retirement to help their banks survive the financial crisis. She is stepping down now that her bank's troubles are past and hopes it can find some "new blood."

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — NCUA did not meet over half of its employment diversity goals for 2013, hitting only 40% of its target achievements in this category, according to the agency's annual report, released Monday.

Wells Fargo's credit card business is slowly growing, especially among students and lower-income borrowers. But now it's about to make a play for the biggest spenders by unveiling a travel-rewards credit card.
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Bank of America's Lisa Carnoy, one of Wall Street's highest-ranking women, is moving from head of the global capital-markets division to an executive role in the U.S. Trust wealth-management unit.

First Data in Atlanta has named retired JPMorgan senior executive Heidi Miller to its board of directors.

Visa has created a new top post overseeing risk and public policy and named its next general counsel.

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