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Wells Fargo Not the Only Bank to Have Created Unauthorized Accounts – But Regulator Won’t Identify Others

By on June 10, 2018 in Administrative Law, Banking & Finance

A federal bank regulator that has fined Wells Fargo more than $500 million over its creation of unauthorized accounts and other consumer abuses has found evidence of sales practice problems at other large and midsize banks — but is refusing to name those institutions, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency found “bank-specific instances of accounts being opened without proof of customer consent” as part of a review of more than 40 banks spurred by the Wells Fargo scandal, according to reporter James Rufus Koren.

But an agency spokesman said the agency will not be naming the banks where it found potentially unauthorized accounts or providing details on banks’ specific conduct.

Read the LA Times article.




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