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January 22, 2014
09:01 EDTWFC, OCNWells Fargo to sell mortgage servicing rights on approx. 184,000 loans to Ocwen
Wells Fargo (WFC) announced that its subsidiary, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., has signed an agreement with Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC (OCN) for the sale of residential mortgage servicing rights on a portfolio consisting of approximately 184,000 loans with a total principal balance of $39B, or approximately 2% of Wells Fargoís total residential servicing portfolio as of the end 4Q13. The sale will be finalized as servicing is transferred, which the company expects will occur during 2014. The transaction will not be material to the companyís financial results. The loans underlying the residential mortgage servicing rights sold are primarily owned by private investors and were not originated or owned by Wells Fargo. The loans are serviced under the trade name, Americaís Servicing Company.
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September 29, 2014
07:58 EDTWFCWarren calls for hearing on 'disturbing' Fed tapes, Reuters reports
Two members of the the Senate Banking Committee, Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown, called for an investigation into the issues raised by secretly taped conversations between officials at Goldman Sachs (GS) and supervisors at the New York Federal Reserve, reported Reuters. Other large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
07:15 EDTWFCNational Association of Business Economics to hold annual meeting
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September 25, 2014
15:10 EDTWFCHolder resignation as AG positive for banks, says Rafferty Capital
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September 24, 2014
15:04 EDTWFCGoldman, other banks near deal to buy Bloomberg messaging alternative, WSJ says
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September 23, 2014
06:13 EDTWFCWells Fargo Advisers fined $5M by SEC for failing to maintain controls
The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday charged Wells Fargo Advisors LLC with failing to maintain adequate controls to prevent one of its employees from insider trading based on a customerís nonpublic information. The SEC also charged Wells Fargo for unreasonably delaying its production of documents during the SECís investigation and providing an altered internal document related to a compliance review of the brokerís trading. Wells Fargo, which admits wrongdoing, has agreed to pay a $5M penalty to settle the SECís charges, which are the first-ever against a broker-dealer for failing to protect a customerís material nonpublic information. Reference Link
September 22, 2014
18:20 EDTWFCSEC fines Wells Fargo Advisors $5M for not stopping inside trade, FT reports
The brokerage arm of Wells Fargo (WFC), Wells Fargo Advisors, was fined $5M by the SEC for not stopping an employee from trading on customer information ahead of the 2010 acquisition of Burger King (BKW), sometimes called ďthe sandwich deal," FT reports. Reference Link
September 18, 2014
14:08 EDTWFCBanks look to high-interest personal loans to boost revenue, WSJ says
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September 17, 2014
13:28 EDTWFCWells Fargo eases lending requirements for buying apartments, Financial Times says
Wells Fargo (WFC) is easing lending requirements for apartment purchases, reports the Financial Times. In an interview, the head of Wells Fargo mortgage production Franklin Codel said, ďWeíre tweaking our condo approvals to make them more consistent with what Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) allow." Reference Link
13:16 EDTWFCHolder says DOJ looking to charge bank executives, Washington Post says
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08:19 EDTWFCNational Press Club holds a luncheon meeting
Wells Fargo & Co. CEO John Stumpf discusses the role of financial services in the real economy at a National Press Club luncheon meeting being held in Washington, D.C. on September 17 at 1 pm. Webcast Link
September 16, 2014
07:19 EDTWFCCompanies' share buybacks at fasttest clip since 2007, WSJ reports
Companies are buying back their own shares at its fastest pace since the financial crisis to fuel a stock rally, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to Birinyi Associates, companies have bought back $338.3B of stock in 1H14, the most since 2007. Citing an analysis by Barclays, companies with the largest buyback programs by dollar value have outperformed the broader market by 20% since 2008. Reference Link

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