Items Tagged with 'wells fargo scandal'

ARTICLES

  • Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan abruptly steps down

    Retiring in June, but relinquishing post immediately
    Just over two weeks ago, Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan was subjected to a four-hour beating at the hands of Congress over the bank’s recent bevy of scandals, but Congress no longer has Sloan to beat up on. Wells Fargo announced Thursday that the embattled Sloan is relinquishing his post as CEO and president of the megabank and stepping down immediately.
    Read More
  • Wells Fargo inks new $240 million settlement over execs’ knowledge of fake accounts

    But this settlement will see the bank get paid
    Well, it’s been about two months since Wells Fargo reached a nine-figure settlement over its recent scandals, and that means it must be time for another one. The bank revealed recently that it agreed to a new $240 million settlement over claims that its executives did not do enough to address the issues that led to the bank’s fake accounts scandal. But unlike the bank’s previous settlements over the fake accounts, this settlement will see the bank get the money instead of paying it out.
    Read More
  • 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.”
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Federal Reserve Board to vote on lifting Wells Fargo’s growth restrictions

    Plus St. Louis Fed President James Bullard says further rate increases aren’t necessary
    Following pressure from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has indicated that the Fed's Board of Governors will hold a vote to decide whether or not to lift growth restrictions placed on the megabank. Plus, here's why Capital One putting a stop to mortgage lending is good for its investors.
    Read More