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March 13, 2014
07:25 EDTWFC, FMCC, FNMAWells Fargo CFO says U.S. economy growing at about 2% rate
Wells Fargo CFO Tim Sloan told CNBC that he's "pretty optimistic" on the U.S. economy. He said the bank wants to increase the dividend again this year. Sloan also says Fannie Mae (FNMA), Freddie Mac (FMCC) reform in the right direction.
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March 31, 2015
08:29 EDTWFCDOJ examining dealership loans to minority auto buyers, NY Times says
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March 30, 2015
16:46 EDTWFCEastern Company retains Wells Fargo Securities to assist in strategic review
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07:44 EDTWFCBasel Committee says new regulations unlikely, FT reports
In an interview with the Financial Times, Basel Committee secretary-general William Coen stated most of the post-financial crisis bank regulation is in place, and the committee will now spend 2015 providing clarity on existing regulation. Coen stated that he is strongly inclined to review bank trading book rules by year's end, though the committee's review of market risk regulations may or may not be completed this year. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
07:28 EDTWFCPalo Alto Networks to hold a security conference
Ignite 2015 is being held in Las Vegas on March 30-April 1.
March 29, 2015
18:02 EDTWFCECB stimulus may boost trading opportunities for investment banks, Reuters says
The European economic stimulus plan may boost trading opportunities for major investment banks whose profits have been curtailed by an increase in financial regulations since the financial crisis, says Reuters. publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
March 26, 2015
08:17 EDTWFCSEC Chairwoman proposes new 'dark pool' regulation, NY Post says
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White proposed new regulation Wednesday that would require high-frequency traders to register with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and provide the agency with a daily paper trail, reports the New York Post. The Post notes that there is a 60-day comment period before any SEC rule is finalized. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
06:11 EDTWFCWells Fargo to close Milwaukee office, cut 1,000 jobs, AP reports
Wells Fargo will eliminate about 1,000 jobs in Milwaukee as the bank closes its home lending servicing office in the city, The Associated Press reports. The bank said in an emailed statements that fewer customers have become delinquent on their payments as the economy has improved, and fewer customers have needed assistance to stay in their homes. Reference Link
March 24, 2015
07:45 EDTWFCMetLife CEO letter may be early sign of bank earnings headwinds, WSJ says
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07:27 EDTWFCTelsey Advisory to hold a conference
2015 Consumer Conference is being held in New York on March 24-25.
07:19 EDTFMCC, FNMAOcwen to sell additional $25B portfolio to Nationstar
Ocwen Financial (OCN) announced that its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing and Nationstar Mortgage, an indirectly-held, wholly-owned subsidiary of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NSM) have agreed in principle to the sale by Ocwen of residential mortgage servicing rights on a portfolio consisting of approximately 142,000 loans owned by Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) with a total principal balance of approximately $25B. Subject to a definitive agreement, approvals by Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and FHFA and other customary conditions, Ocwen and Nationstar expect the transaction to close before mid-year.
March 23, 2015
07:19 EDTWFCCapital Link to hold a forum
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March 19, 2015
11:53 EDTWFCU.S. banks face headwinds in unloading oil loans, WSJ says
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March 18, 2015
11:36 EDTFMCCOcwen intends to sell $9.6B portfolio of mortgage servicing rights to Green Tree
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07:22 EDTFNMA, FMCCFreddie Mac, Fannie Mae could need more bailouts, WSJ says
Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) might be at risk of needing additional bailouts, due to weak Q4 earnings, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing a watchdog. Reference Link
March 17, 2015
13:10 EDTFNMAJPMorgan could acquire Ocwen's Fannie MSR portfolio, IMF reports
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08:26 EDTFNMA, FMCCFreddie Mac, Fannie Mae begin legal battle against Nomura, RBS, NY Post says
Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) alleged in court proceedings Monday that they bought "bad" mortgages because they were mislead by banks, reports the New York Post, citing court arguments. Monday was the first day of the lawsuit against Nomura (NMR) and co-defendant Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) which seeks $1B in damages as well as the ability to return the securities to the banks. Lawyers presented internal bank emails that identified some mortgages as "crap" or from "extremely dysfunctional" lenders, while the banks alleged that they fully disclosed the poor quality of the products. Reference Link

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