Bank of America's Cathy Bessant: The Most Powerful Woman in Banking
Cathy Bessant, Bank of America
Cathy Bessant, Bank of America's chief operations officer and American Banker's Most Powerful Woman in Banking, has undertaken major initiatives outside her institution, including a focus on responsible AI.

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Citigroup's Mary McNiff: The No. 1 Woman to Watch
Mary McNiff, Citigroup
McNiff, American Banker's No. 1 Woman to Watch for 2019, was promoted to the CEO role in April following the retirement of Barbara Desoer.

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U.S. Bank embraces open banking with data-sharing agreements
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Signage is displayed at a US Bancorp branch in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Thursday, July 12, 2018. US Bancorp is scheduled to release earnings figures on July 18. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg
The bank has developed APIs to feed customer data directly to seven fintechs and data aggregators, including MX and Finicity.

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6 standout fintechs at Finovate 2019
Gideon Taub, CEO, Pinkaloo
Here are companies whose strong visions and timely ideas commanded attention at the technology conference in New York this week.

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Organizers apply with FDIC to open women-run bank in Chicago
A man films the exterior of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. The FDIC, seeking to replenish deposit reserves as banks fail at the fastest pace in 17 years, today voted to unanimously to have lenders prepay fees through 2012 raising about $45 billion. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
FWBank would be led by Marianne Markowitz, former acting SBA director. Amy Fahey, a former JPMorgan Chase executive, would serve as chairman.

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Gender pay gap is 'a challenge we need to tackle together'
Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat.
Michael Corbat, chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc., poses for a photograph following a Bloomberg Television interview in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. World leaders, influential executives, bankers and policy makers attend the 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos from Jan. 20 - 23. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Michael Corbat
Citigroup has set measurable goals for increasing representation of women and U.S. minorities in senior, higher-paying roles and CEO Michael Corbat is urging other financial firms to follow suit.

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How Supreme Court could decide CFPB constitutionality question
Brett Kavanaugh
Brett Kavanaugh, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, leaves following a State of the Union address by U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Trump cast his fight against illegal migration to the U.S. as a moral struggle, and charged in his second State of the Union address that partisan investigations threaten economic progress under his administration. Photographer: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg
If the court agrees to hear the case, its conservative majority could make it easier for a president to fire a CFPB director, though other outcomes are possible.

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Banks counting on GSE reform to stop mortgage share erosion
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While no one is suggesting that the plan will help banks regain the share they've ceded to nonbanks, bankers believe that stabilizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could at least help them keep what they have.

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Bad actors targeting fintech aggregators: Fincen chief
Treasury Department building
The U.S. Department of the Treasury building stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, July 29, 2011. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders began a fresh attempt to reach agreement on raising the U.S. debt cap, with a potential framework for a deal emerging two days before a default deadline. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
Kenneth Blanco expressed concern in a speech about cyber criminals using "synthetic identities" to commit fraud with data stolen from fintech platforms.

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KeyCorp's Beth Mooney exits, and the CEO boys' club goes on
Beth Mooney
How do you keep the all-male CEO club at the biggest banks intact? Let us count the ways. Could a woman be the next CEO at UBS? Maybe. At Wells Fargo? Less likely.

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