Republicans tried to blame the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for being “asleep at the wheel,” and Wells Fargo’s CEO for giving their opponents ammunition.
Employees who wanted to increase their sales numbers used privileged customer information to apply and/or acquire products and services without customers’ knowledge.
Viewers of last night’s Republican presidential debate were treated to quite a spectacle. Not only did they get to see a presidential debate, but multiple times during the commercial breaks a 30-second ad called “Denied,” by the 501(c)(4) group American Action Network, played and presented an Orwellian vision of the
Fraudulent paperwork, cheated counterparties, robosigning — no it’s not the housing crisis again. This time the crimes are related to the Too Big To Fail/Jail banks’ conduct with credit cards. Both JPMorgan and Citigroup have now reached settlements with the government related to their criminal credit card practices.