Wells Fargo sales scandal News

Wells Fargo CEO Grilled at Congressional Hearing Probing Customer Abuse Scandal

Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Tuesday pressed Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan for proof the bank has put a string of consumer abuse scandals behind it at a tense congressional hearing that saw Sloan firmly on the …

Wells Fargo to Pay States $575 Million in Sales Abuse Claims

Wells Fargo & Co. will pay $575 million to settle claims made by U.S. states that the bank created phony accounts and committed other customer abuses, according to a statement by the Iowa attorney general’s office. Two years ago, Wells …

Fed Chair Says Wells Fargo Must Address Risk Management Before Any Growth

Wells Fargo & Co. must keep a lid on its growth until the bank has hardened its risk management policies to prevent any further abuse of its customers, said Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve. In February, the Fed …

Wells Fargo to Pay $1 Billion Fine for Mortgage, Insurance Sales Abuses

Wells Fargo & Co. will pay $1 billion to settle with U.S. regulators who say the bank wrongly layered insurance on hundreds of thousands of drivers and routinely hit homebuyers with excessive fees, officials said on Friday. The penalty was …

Judge Denies Wells Fargo Bid to Dodge Shareholder Lawsuit

A federal judge denied Wells Fargo & Co.’s request to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit triggered by the bank’s plummeting stock price after it admitted in 2016 to creating millions of fake accounts, starting the worst financial scandal in its modern …

Senators Quiz Wells Fargo CEO, Express Doubt Bank Will Change Ways

U.S. senators slammed Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive Tim Sloan on Tuesday for his handling of a massive sales practices scandal at the third-largest American bank and challenged him to allow aggrieved customers to sue. Wells Fargo has disclosed …

Wells Fargo CEO to Face Senators Over Consumer Lending, Auto Insurance Sales Scandals

Wells Fargo & Co. CEO Tim Sloan will be questioned about sales practices, mischarging customers for auto insurance, and complaints about mortgage fees at the bank’s consumer lending unit when he testifies before U.S. senators on Tuesday. The U.S.’s third-largest …

Wells Fargo Nears $142 Million Consumer Settlement Over Fake Accounts

A California judge has granted a preliminary approval for Wells Fargo & Co.’s agreement to pay $142 million, and perhaps more, to customers whose credit scores were harmed by its employees creating fake accounts in their names, the bank said …

Wells Fargo Settles Sham Account Claims for $110 Million

Wells Fargo & Co. said it agreed to pay $110 million to settle a lawsuit by customers challenging its opening of accounts without their permission, a practice that led to a scandal that cost the bank’s chief executive his job. …

Senate Bill Would Let Wells Fargo Customers Sue in Court, Bypass Arbitration

Legislation introduced by two Democratic lawmakers on Thursday would allow Wells Fargo & Co. customers to go to court, instead of private arbitration, to resolve claims about accounts opened without authorization, according to a media release. The bill, which faces …