Wells Fargo To Pay Out Millions For Scamming Consumers On Car Loans

The 2020s is shaping up to be a Roaring Twenties for the financial market after banks underperformed for more than a dozen years, the Wells Fargo senior banking analyst said in a note Monday. The Roaring Twenties refers to the 10-year period of economic prosperity and cultural advances, particularly in the United States, nearly a century ago.

Customers accusing Wells Fargo and National General Insurance of tacking on unnecessary auto insurance to boost car loan bills are requesting approval of a $393.5 million settlement. Negotiations with the companies began in May 2018, and last Thursday the plaintiffs submitted their motion for preliminary approval of the class action settlement. Wells Fargo already paid $1 billion to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in April 2018. Ring of Fireā€™s Farron Cousins discusses this with Scott Hardy from Top Class Actions.

Wells Fargo agreed to pay at least $385 million to customers who say they were signed up for auto insurance without their knowledge or consent when they took out a car loan.

Terms of the proposed settlement, which needs to be approved by a judge, were filed Thursday in federal court in Santa Ana, Calif.

National General, an auto insurance underwriter, will pay an additional $7.5 million, according to the filing.

The alleged insurance scam was one of a series of scandals involving Wells Fargoā€™s handling of customersā€™ accounts that has rocked the San Francisco-bank bank since 2016.

Earlier this year, it said it might have to spend as much as $2.7 billion more than what it set aside by the end of December to resolve legal matters, boosting its estimate of ā€œreasonably possibleā€ legal losses by $500 million from three months earlier.

In the car insurance litigation, Wells Fargo was accused of bilking millions of dollars from ā€œunsuspecting customers who were forced to pay for auto insurance they did not need or want,ā€™ā€™ pushing almost 250,000 of them into delinquency and resulting in almost 25,000 vehicle repossessions, according to the lawsuit filed in 2017.



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