Slideshow CFPB turmoil, Ripple's plans and Equifax: Most read stories of 2017

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  • January 02 2018, 10:00pm EST
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau featured in three of our most read articles of last year, while two others were about the disruptor Ripple. Other highlights included our annual Women in Banking package, the aftermath of the Equifax data breach and news of Amazon's possible banking plans.

Justice Department turns against CFPB in constitutionality case

The Justice Department told a federal appeals court that President Trump should have the authority to fire the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Zoe Cruz joins Ripple board of directors

The blockchain startup continues to pack its board with mainstream finance experts.

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Seven aftershocks of the Equifax breach: What bankers need to know

One lawsuit has already been filed against Equifax in the wake of its massive security failure. But that’s the just beginning of the consequences for the credit bureau and the banks that use it.

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Inside Ripple's plan to make money move as fast as information

Most fintech startups fall into one of two camps: those that want to compete with banks and those that want to save banks from themselves. Ripple is the rare exception that wants to do both.

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Women in Banking: The Most Powerful in 2017

The Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance are reshaping not only their institutions, but also their industry. And each is doing so in her own unique way.

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Why are Amazon, PayPal meeting with bank regulators?

Meetings between bank regulators and technology giants like Amazon and PayPal underscore Silicon Valley's growing involvement in the financial services arena, and may presage pursuit of a bank charter.

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Trump signs resolution killing CFPB arbitration rule

With little fanfare, President Trump officially nixed the rule prohibiting financial firms from including mandatory arbitration clauses.

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Senate votes to repeal CFPB arbitration rule in win for financial institutions

Republicans were able to use an obscure legislative process to overturn a rule that banks and credit unions feared would raise their litigation costs.

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Inside Wells Fargo's cybersecurity war room

Large banks like Wells Fargo have started using "cyber ranges" and "red teams" to respond to real cyberattacks on virtual versions of their real systems.

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B of A, JPMorgan, Wells, Amex launch vendor management firm

TruSight will assess, validate and monitor vendors on behalf of the consortium, which is expected to expand.

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