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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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
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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.
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
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
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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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