Articles Tagged with ''Wells Fargo account scandal''

More trouble for Wells Fargo? Top execs take “leave of absence” amid ongoing investigations

Chief administrative officer, chief auditor removed from bank’s operating committee
Wells Fargo’s troubles appear to be far from over. The once-impenetrable megabank announced Wednesday that two of its top executives are taking “leaves of absence” for an unspecified length of time and will no longer serve on the company’s operating committee. According to the bank, their leaves of absence are related to “previously disclosed ongoing reviews by regulatory agencies in connection with historical retail banking sales practices.”
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Wells Fargo expects to cut as many as 26,500 jobs in the next 3 years

Company reveals planned headcount reduction of between 5%-10%
It’s been a rough few years for Wells Fargo and the next few years won’t be much better, for as many as 26,500 of the bank’s employees. That’s because the bank announced Thursday that it expects to see a reduction in headcount of as much as 10% of the company’s workforce in the next three years. The company currently has approximately 265,000 employees, meaning as many as 26,500 could be out of a job by 2021.
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New Mexico sues Wells Fargo for opening up fake accounts

Attorney General Hector Balderas follows through on threat to sue bank
Back in November, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas threatened to sue Wells Fargo over the bank allegedly opening up thousands of fake accounts in the state’s residents' names, and now, Balderas is following through on that threat.
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Court finally approves Wells Fargo’s $142 million fake account class action settlement

It’s finally final
A federal court has finally given final approval to Wells Fargo’s $142 million class action settlement for the bank’s customers who had a fake account opened in their name. The final approval comes nearly a year after the settlement received preliminary approval by the judge overseeing the lawsuit, and more than a year after the settlement was first announced.
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Wells Fargo agrees to pay $480 million to shareholders to settle fake accounts suit

Settlement reached in pending class action suit over bank’s sales practices
The fallout from Wells Fargo’s fake accounts scandal is not finished yet. The bank announced Friday afternoon that it reached a new settlement over its sales practices and will pay $480 million to a group of shareholders who accused the bank of making "certain misstatements and omissions" in the company’s disclosures about its sales practices.
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Wells Fargo extends deadline to take part in $142 million fake account settlement

Deadline was February 3, new deadline is July 7
It’s been a busy day in the settlement department for Wells Fargo. Early Friday, the bank was fined $1 billion by the CFPB and the OCC for mortgage lending and auto insurance abuses. And late Friday afternoon, the bank notified customers that it is extending the deadline to participate in the bank’s $142 million fake account class action settlement.
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Report: Fed regulators to fine Wells Fargo $1 billion

Penalty for megabank’s misbehavior in auto and mortgage markets
A new report from the Washington Post says that both the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency are preparing to fine Wells Fargo about $1 billion for misbehavior in the automotive and mortgage markets. Citing two people familiar with the negotiations, the Washington Post reported that the settlement could be announced as soon as Friday.
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Wells Fargo facing $1 billion fine for mortgage and auto insurance issues

Bank confirms it is facing a fine from CFPB and OCC
Earlier this week, reports emerged that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was seeking a “record fine” against Wells Fargo for mortgage and auto insurance issues. Wells Fargo confirmed Friday that it is indeed facing a fine of $1 billion over mortgage lending and auto insurance abuses.
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CFPB reportedly seeking $1 billion fine against Wells Fargo

Reuters reports fine would cover mortgage lending and auto insurance issues
Late last year, reports began to emerge that the CFPB was considering fining Wells Fargo for mortgage lending abuses and other issues. At the time, the potential fine was thought to be less than the $100 million fine levied against Wells Fargo by the CFPB for the bank’s fake account scandal in 2016. But it looks like Wells Fargo could be facing a much larger fine after all, one with a few more zeroes tacked onto it.
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Wells Fargo board shakeup continues: Longest-serving directors set to retire

Four board members will retire next month
Four members of Wells Fargo’s board of directors, including its three longest-serving directors, will retire next month as the bank continues to clean up from its troubles of the last 18 months. On the way out are John Chen, Lloyd Dean, and Enrique Hernandez, each of which has served on the Wells Fargo board for at least 10 years, along with Federico Peña.
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