Thanks for the kind words! About your concern re: a school knowing which other schools you're applying to, don't worry about it too much. The only way they know is if you tell them in your application or your interview (some schools ask this). My advice is to be honest if you're asked about it in the interview, although I might not volunteer all ten schools. I might list maybe your top five, just to avoid sounding too shotgun-like. Just have a good reason why you're applying to each school.
When you take the GMAT and name the schools you want to send the info to, I think each school on your list *may* see the other schools that you sent the info to. (Can anyone else confirm that?) But even if they do see that list, they don't put too much stock in it. Even if it does matter, your success is going to matter so much more on other factors, such as your GMAT score (which is great), your essays, interview, recs, etc. So, in the grand scheme of things, don't sweat it.
As for your other question, I would say that your most direct competition will likely come from other people with commercial banking backgrounds. In terms of what schools look for (professional experience being the biggest thing), those people will obviously have the most in common with you, so you'll need o differentiate yourself from them more than anyone else.
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