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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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  • 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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  • Sacramento sues Wells Fargo over lending discrimination

    Lawsuit accuses bank of targeting minority borrowers with high-cost loans
    For the second time in less than a year, a major city is suing Wells Fargo for alleged discriminatory lending practices against minority borrowers. Last year, the city of Philadelphia sued Wells Fargo. Now, Sacramento is suing Wells Fargo as well for allegedly steering minority borrowers to high-cost loans.
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  • Wells Fargo hires former New York Fed exec to improve regulator relations

    Sarah Dahlgren named head of regulatory relations
    It’s probably safe to say that Wells Fargo has had a rough relationship with its various regulators over the past few years. Now, as part of an effort to improve its relationships with regulators, Wells Fargo is naming a new head of regulatory relations. Sarah Dahlgren, a long-time executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will fill the role at Wells Fargo.
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  • New Mexico wants damages from Wells Fargo over fake accounts

    AG Hector Balderas seeking to have state’s victims paid back
    The states of California and Ohio aren’t quite ready for things with Wells Fargo to go back to normal in the wake of the bank’s fake account scandal – and it looks like New Mexico isn’t either. The state's attorney general wants damages from the bank on behalf of the state’s residents that were affected by Wells Fargo’s actions.
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  • Shocker: Wells Fargo fires head of consumer lending for misconduct

    Franklin Codel terminated for inappropriate communications with former employee
    It appears that Wells Fargo’s season on the brink is far from over. The bank struggled since the revelation of its fake account scandal, and the bad news isn’t over yet. The troubled bank just fired Franklin Codel, the head of the bank’s consumer lending division, for misconduct.
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