Banks criticized for requiring balloon payments on loans in forbearance
Some homeowners who sought relief as a result of COVID-19 may owe a lump sum when their forbearance period ends, according to a report from the Committee for Better Banks. The group is calling on banks to instead extend the repayment periods for affected customers.
Three more former Wells Fargo execs settle civil charges
Matthew Raphaelson, Kenneth Zimmerman and Tracy Kidd, all of whom were senior executives in the company's consumer banking unit, have agreed to pay six-figure fines in connection with Wells Fargo's unauthorized account scandal.
Will backlash over Scharf remarks hinder Wells Fargo's diversity push?
The company has been experimenting with ways to recruit more women and minorities, including a program to hire professionals who had left banking. But CEO Charlie Scharf's reference to "a very limited pool of Black talent" for important jobs may make it harder for Wells to meet inclusion goals.
Lenders pushed back against the notion that city dwellers' pandemic-driven flight to suburbia would hurt them. They say fewer landlords have sought deferrals as vacancy rates remain low and rent collections have stabilized.
The lawsuit filed on behalf of the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders says the rule was based on “an invented evidentiary standard,” and failed to consider consumer protections mandated by Dodd-Frank.