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  • Court approves Wells Fargo’s $480 million settlement for allegedly lying about fake accounts

    Shareholders accused bank of lying about “cross-selling” tactics
    Wells Fargo will pay $480 million to a group of the bank’s shareholders as part of a class action settlement for allegedly lying about the sales practices that led to the bank’s massive fake accounts scandal. The shareholders claimed that the bank and its executives made “misrepresentations and omissions” about the bank’s “cross-selling” business model, where bank employees were rewarded for getting customers to open up multiple accounts.
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  • Wells Fargo to pay $17 million to Illinois pension funds over crisis-era mortgage bonds

    Brings state’s total recovery to more than $500 million
    Wells Fargo will pay more than $17 million to a series of Illinois pension funds after settling with the state over the bank’s “misconduct in its marketing and sale of risky residential mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 economic collapse,” Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced this week.
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  • Experts: Housing starts signal trouble ahead

    Inventory and affordability concerns create supply and demand stalemate
    In October, growth in housing starts was propelled by development in the multifamily sector, but some experts are warning that there could be trouble ahead for the housing market. In fact, several believe that affordability and inventory concerns are contributing to a turn in the market, negatively impacting homebuilder confidence.
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  • Homebuilder confidence falls as affordability concerns grow

    Interest rates, home prices hindering builder optimism
    Affordability concerns contributed to homebuilder confidence falling eight points to 60 in November, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz said for the past several years, shortages of labor and lots along with rising regulatory costs have led to a slow recovery in single-family construction.
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  • Wells Fargo eliminating 900 mortgage jobs

    Cutting approximately 1,000 positions overall
    A few months ago, Wells Fargo revealed that it is planning to cut as many as 26,500 of its employees over the next few years as the bank works to reorganize itself amid the shifting landscape surrounding the financial services industry. And now, the first of those cuts are hitting home, right in the mortgage division.
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  • Wells Fargo to pay $43 million to settle pre-crisis RMBS trust lawsuit

    Reaches settlement with investors, including BlackRock and PIMCO
    In the past few years, Wells Fargo, once thought of as a shining example in the financial services industry, has been dragged down by scandal after scandal followed by settlement after settlement. Well, guess what? It’s a day that ends in "y," and that means it's time for another Wells Fargo settlement.
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