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May 9, 2012
18:53 EDTWFCWells Fargo releases statement regarding background checks and fingerprinting
Wells Fargo issued the following statement regarding its decision to terminate the employment of Wells Fargo team members due to past criminal matters involving dishonesty or breach of trust: "The decision to terminate team members over criminal matters that occurred prior to their employment with Wells Fargo may seem tough - we recognize that these situations are difficult for everyone involved - but laws and regulations related to the employment of bank employees are designed to protect the interests of all consumers who put their trust in financial service companies. As an insured depository institution, Wells Fargo is bound by Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act that prohibits us from hiring or continuing the employment of any person who we know has a criminal record involving dishonesty or breach of trust - regardless of when the incidents occurred. This includes convictions as well as situations where the person has agreed to enter into a pretrial diversion or similar program in connection with a prosecution for such an offense, even if the charges ultimately are dismissed. Wells Fargo has been performing thorough background checks on all its team members - regardless of when they were hired - which includes a fingerprint check with the FBI. We encourage job candidates and team members alike to reveal any past convictions to us at both the time of hire and when rescreenings are conducted. Those who are found to have a disqualifying criminal record have the ability to dispute the accuracy of the information we receive and to otherwise appeal their termination if they believe a mistake has been made. They can also apply to the FDIC for written permission to work at a financial institution despite the existence of the disqualifying conviction. A financial institution's violation of Section 19 can result in a fine of up to $1M per day, imprisonment for up to five years, or both."
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March 2, 2015
06:41 EDTWFCWells Fargo to place limit on subprime auto loans, NY Times reports
Wells Fargo has decided to limit the dollar volume of its subprime auto loans to 10% of its overall auto loan originations, bank executives said, according to The New York Times. Reference Link
March 1, 2015
13:05 EDTWFCBerkshire's Buffett says 2015 will be 'tough year' for 'Big Four' investments
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February 27, 2015
08:01 EDTWFCWells Fargo fires Ocwen as bond overseer, hires Credit Suisse, Bloomberg says
Wells Fargo (WFC) has issued notices to Ocwen (OCN) terminating it as overseer of debt backing for two bond deals, reports Bloomberg, citing letters sent from Wells Fargo to bondholders. Wells Fargo stated in notices sent to bondholders that a majority of investors felt the move was correct. Wells Fargo plans to transfer responsibility to Credit Suisse (CS). Reference Link
February 26, 2015
15:02 EDTWFCFed extends capital surcharge for SiFi banks comment period to April 3
The Federal Reserve extended until April 3 the comment period for its proposed rule to implement capital surcharges for the largest, most systemically important U.S. bank holding companies. The Fed extended the comment period to allow interested persons more time to analyze the issues and prepare their comments. Originally, comments were due by March 2. The proposed rule would establish a methodology to identify whether a firm is a global systemically important banking organization and would also establish the size of a firm's risk-based capital surcharge. The proposal is designed to further strengthen the capital positions of these institutions. Large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
10:50 EDTWFCNew York regulator considering cybersecurity, cash laundering controls, WSJ says
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February 24, 2015
07:12 EDTWFCWells Fargo to hold a conference
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February 19, 2015
06:47 EDTWFCReport shows subprime consumer loans at pre-2007 levels, WSJ says
Equifax (EFX) has released a report stating nearly 40%, or 50M, of auto loans, credit cards, and personal loans during the first 11 months of 2014 were made to subprime customers, the highest levels since the 2007 financial crisis, reports the Wall Street Journal. LendingTree (TREE) Chief Marketing Officer Gabriel Dalporto attributes the growth to nonbank lenders under less regulatory scrutiny than large banks. 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
February 18, 2015
07:21 EDTWFCJPMorgan, Citi top government report of riskiest banks, Reuters reports
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