Wells Fargo (Wachovia) Fines $85M If you own WFC stock sell NOW.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:48 PM
Posted on21 July 2011. Tags: $85 million, 12000 individuals, 85 million dollars, banking, banking industry, Board of Governors, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, borrowers, employee contracts, Fed Reserve, Federal Reserve, high priced loans, John Stumpf, loan applications, loans, The Federal Reserve, Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo & Co., Wells Fargo Financial Inc., Wells Fargo mortgage
Wells Fargo & Co., in an official statement, announced that it had reached an agreement with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve on the subject of accusations that company’s financial unit (Wells Fargo Financial Inc.) maliciously lured borrowers into getting significantly high-priced loans while also being lax (or deliberate) in regulating loan applications that were fraudulent or had falsified information.
As a result, Wells Fargo has been fined 85 million U.S dollars in civil penalties, the largest fine that the Federal Reserve has ever dished out to a company in history.
The Federal Reserve has even barred 16 individuals involved from ever working in the industry again.
Wells Fargo’s Chairman and CEO John Stumpf stated,
“The alleged actions commited by a relatively small group of team members are not what we stand for at Wells Fargo . . . Fair and responsible lending practices have been at the core of our culture, and they will continue to guide us as we work closely with the Federal Reserve to provide restitution to customers who may have been harmed, and to reinforce our internal controls so they further reflect Well Fargo’s commitment to helping customers succeed financially.”
Despite the consent of Wells Fargo in paying the $85 million, the company does not need to admit to ever doing what the allegations accused the company’s financial unit of.
Before and during the investigation, Wells Fargo terminated its employee contracts with those involved and provided some forms of financial compensation to those negatively affected.
Now that the investigation and agreement is over, Wells Fargo must continue compensating those harmed which is estimated to exceed a total of 12,000 individuals.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:51 PM
Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:43 PM
7:45 Sales teleconference with DM (distict Manager). You would report how many appointments you had set for the day and what you were doing to hit plan. Usually if you did not have at least 3 per banker set you would get greif.
8:30 Sit with your PBs and Service manager to see what there plan is to hit there goal. If they did not have a plan you would have to either give them greif or help. PBs needed 10 sales a day and the Service Manager had to make sure each teller had 2 sales.
11:30 Follow up with Bankers and SM to see where you stand for the day.
12:00 Teleconference with distict Manager to say where you are. Hopefully you have #s to report otherwise you will get grief and have to be on the 2:00 harrasment call.
1:00 you might get a lunch break but dont plan on it.
2:00 On teleconference if you did not have your numbers @11:00 this was a call you did not want to be on. It got ugly.
6:00 Nightly call with DM. You would report your numbers for the day. If you did not hit your goal you had to share your plan on how to hit your plan the next day. If you were not on track for the month you would be required to stay and make sales calls (cold calls) until you set appointments.
Also If you were not at your X-sell target or any particular metric you would have a weekly harrasment call with your Regional VP and DM. This was a call that sucked. Basicly you had to explain why you suck and why you did not sell that college kid 2 checking accounts or 2 savings accounts or any other product they did not need.
Wells Fargo B of A Citi all suck. Stay away from the big banks. They are after nothing but your money. I am fortunate to work for a smaller regional bank now that trusts there people and treats there customers right. The day I gave notice at Wells a branch about an hour north fired there whole staff for sales integrity.