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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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October 1, 2014
11:46 EDTWFCDavid Tepper says economy good, stock market not at high multiple currently
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09:10 EDTWFCKapStone begins accounts receivable securitization program
KapStone Paper and Packaging (KS) entered into an accounts receivable securitization arrangement with Wells Fargo Bank (WFC) and PNC Bank (PNC) on September 26. The Securitization generated proceeds of $175M which were used to partially prepay the Company's existing term loans. Due to a lower interest rate on the Securitization, KapStone's gross annual interest expense will be reduced by approximately $2.0M. The Company's weighted average annual interest rate on its bank debt is now 1.8%. The Securitization can be repaid at any time without penalty.
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

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