Top stories of the year: BB&T-SunTrust, a payday lender in disguise, unprepared for Libor’s exit, and more

The merger of BB&T and SunTrust, the largest bank deal in over a decade, dominated news throughout the year; New York investigated the wage access app Earnin, which critics claimed was actually a stealth payday lender; Libor is going dark in 2021, and some banks aren’t ready; and more from this year’s most-read stories.