wells fargo 2Wells Fargo Reaches Settlement with U.S. Trustee over Mortgage Payment Change Notices and Escrow Analyses for Customers in Bankruptcy

 

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has reached an agreement with the Executive Office of the United States Trustee Program regarding Payment Change Notices (PCNs) for the bankruptcy court and escrow analyses for customers in Chapter 13 bankruptcy between December 2011 and March 2015.

“We believe we have made the necessary investments and improvements in our systems and processes to ensure that payment change notices for the bankruptcy court and escrow analyses for customers in bankruptcy are properly prepared and delivered in a timely fashion,” stated Michael DeVito, executive vice president for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. “We will work with the U.S. Trustee’s office and an independent reviewer to demonstrate the effectiveness of our improvements and to provide payments to customers, as required.”

The settlement, which resolves disagreements regarding the filing of PCNs and the preparation of annual escrow analyses, includes a total of $81.6 million in payments to customers. The Company has previously reserved for the amount of the settlement.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

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Contacts

Wells Fargo & Company
Tom Goyda, 314-875-8222 (Media)
Jim Rowe, 415-396-8216 (Investors)

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