US Places Tighter Controls on Wells Fargo


A main U.S. bank controller, on Friday switched course and situated the office to pull back pay of previous officials at Wells Fargo and Co after a fake records outrage. The loan specialist should likewise now look for earlier endorsements, before naming the new bank authority, said the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the principle controller for government banks.

Friday’s turn may go after executive pay at Wells Fargo, when a few legislators argue bank supervisors have not paid a reasonable cost as far as it matters for them in money related outrages. Wells Fargo in September consented to pay $190 million to settle charges that bank workers opened upwards of 2 million records without clients’ knowing. The misrepresentation continued for no less than five years, said the San Francisco-based bank that let go 5,300 representatives that were involved.

Congressional hearings took after news of the outrage and John Stumpf, the company’s CEO, surrendered. The OCC exempted Wells Fargo from a few controls on “golden parachutes” in that understanding. The move on Friday evening voids those prior stipends and puts Wells Fargo under toughened principles for oversight, the OCC said.

The agency said in a statement: “The OCC informed the Bank today that it has revoked relief from specific requirements and limitations regarding rules, policies, and procedures for corporate activities.”

A Wells Fargo official said on Friday that the bank is on track to reestablish its notoriety and business. “This will not inhibit our ability to execute our strategy, rebuild trust and serve our customers,” said representative Jennifer Dunn. Stumpf and Carrie Tolstedt, previous head of retail banking, relinquished about $60 million in stock, in the wake of the outrage, as indicated by a Reuters audit of securities filings. In any case, the pair additionally remained to bring home more than $350 million in pay, as indicated by filings.


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