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Wells Fargo fires four senior managers over fake account scandal

Action taken due to ongoing internal investigation
Wells Fargo announced Tuesday that it fired four senior managers as the fallout continues from the fake account scandal that led to a $185 million fine from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the city and county of Los Angeles.
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Wells Fargo accused of falsely overcharging mortgage borrowers

Another possible Wells Fargo scandal
With the wound from its massive account scandal last year still fresh, four former Wells Fargo employees in the Los Angeles region say the account scandal was not the only way the bank deceived borrowers. The other area the bank maybe misled borrowers: Improperly charging borrowers to extend their promised interest rate when their mortgage paperwork was delayed.
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Wells Fargo unveils replacement for scandal-ridden pay plan

Product sales goals eliminated
In the aftermath of the fake account scandal that led to a $185 million fine for Wells Fargo, the bank pledged to change its employee compensation plan, but did not provide details on how exactly the new plan would be structured beyond eliminating sales goals. Now, Wells Fargo revealed how its new pay plan is going to work.
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New York unveils proposal to ban "bad actors" from working in financial services

Would empower NYDFS to boot individuals
The New York of Department of Financial Services could soon have the power to ban individuals from working in the financial services industry for “egregious conduct,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. In announcing the proposal, Cuomo cited the recent fake account scandal at Wells Fargo as the kind of action that could get a person banned from working in financial services under the new rule.
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Wells Fargo preparing new pay plan in wake of fake account scandal

Retail employee compensation no longer tied to sales
Last year, Wells Fargo said that it planned to change its employee compensation plan, de-emphasizing the sales goals that led to 5,000 of the bank’s former employees opened as many as 2 million credit card and bank accounts without authorization in order to get sales bonuses. When Wells Fargo made that announcement in September, the details on the changes were scarce, but a new report states that the bank is ready to roll out on its new comp plan, one without sales goals.
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Wells Fargo fails living wills test; slapped with even more sanctions

Another day of bad news for megabank
Lately, it seems that Wells Fargo can’t even go a few days without another round of bad news. And Tuesday was another one of those bad-news days. Now, Wells Fargo is in trouble as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Federal Reserve Board announced that the bank failed some of its “living will” tests and will be subject to business restrictions until the failures are remedied.
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Did Wells Fargo fake accounts extend to Prudential insurance?

Investigation launched after whistleblower lawsuit filed
Investigators in California and New Jersey are set to launch a probe into Wells Fargo over whether the bank’s recent fake account scandal extended beyond credit cards and bank accounts. The investigations come on the heels of whistleblower lawsuit filed by three former Prudential Insurance employees, who accused Wells Fargo of opening up insurance policies and automatically deducting the insurance premiums from customers’ accounts without prior authorization.
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Wells Fargo moves to begin internal investigation into fake accounts

Reportedly chooses four independent board members to lead inquiry
Wells Fargo is reportedly ready to take the next step in its attempt to climb back out of the hole it dug itself after a scandal enveloped the bank involving 5,000 of the bank’s former employees opening as many as 2 million accounts without authorization in order to get sales bonuses.
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More trouble for Wells Fargo as bank reportedly fails fair lending requirement

Reuters reports that bank ran afoul of Community Reinvestment Act
The dark clouds surrounding Wells Fargo are about to get a lot darker, as the bank, which is already in hot water over its recent fake account scandal, is reportedly falling short in its fair lending requirements and faces additional sanctions. Click through for the full story.
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