4/8/16 – Wells Fargo Comments on Details of Settlement Regarding FHA Lending Claims
Wells Fargo Comments on Details of Settlement Regarding FHA Lending Claims
SAN FRANCISCO — April 8, 2016
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) commented today on the release of the final details of a previously disclosed agreement in principle resolving a number of pending and potential claims by the United States Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding the company’s Federal Housing Administration lending program.
“Today’s court filing details a previously announced agreement in principle that resolves not only the pending lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, but also a number of other potential claims going back as far as 15 years in some cases,” said Franklin Codel, president of Wells Fargo Home Lending. “It allows us to put the legal process behind us, and to focus our resources and energy on what we do best—serving the needs of the nation’s homeowners.“
“We are dedicated to providing access to credit to a broad range of customers through offerings that exist today as well as new products and programs on the horizon,” added Codel. “Wells Fargo has helped millions of people buy homes and we will continue to meet the financing needs of the customers and communities the FHA program is intended to serve.”
As previously disclosed, Wells Fargo will pay $1.2 billion to the government and had fully accrued for the costs of the settlement as of Dec. 31, 2015.
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