NEW YORK, Aug 6- Wells Fargo& Co has relaxed its standards for loans for some high-priced homes as the largest U.S. mortgage lender tries to combat an industry-wide drop in mortgage volumes.
July 11- Wells Fargo& Co, the fourth-largest U.S. bank, reported a 39 percent drop in mortgage revenue for the second quarter as lending volume dropped, underscoring the urgency for the bank to find other sources of income growth. Meanwhile, the pressure on Wells Fargo's mortgage business, one of its largest sources of revenue for years, is continuing and intense.
July 11- Wells Fargo& Co, the largest U.S. mortgage lender, reported a 3 percent rise in quarterly profit and said it was seeing a number of signs that the U.S. economy was improving. Wells Fargo shares were down 1 percent at $51.25 before the opening bell on Friday.
JPMorgan Chase’s board voted to give Jamie Dimon a new pay package worth about $20 million after his pay was cut in half last year, to $11.5 million.
More than five years after Wells Fargo purchased Wachovia, one of its key businesses—investment banking—is finally beginning to pay off.
CEOs from major banks met with President Obama on Wednesday and warned of the consequences if lawmakers fail to raise the US debt ceiling.
The country's two biggest mortgage lenders, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase, reported Friday that a surge in home lending pushed them to record profits. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon declared that the housing market "has turned the corner." JPMorgan wrote $47 billion in mortgages, compared with $37 billion last year.
Wells Fargo said Friday that its third-quarter net income and revenue rose as the bank increased consumer lending and collected more fees. In a call with analysts, Wells Fargo Chairman, President and CEO John Stumpf explained why interest income might not be such a grave threat.
By Rick Rothacker and Jed Horowitz. Oct 12- Wells Fargo& Co's. The No. 4 U.S. bank by assets has expanded in mortgage lending while others such as Bank of America Corp.
Oct 12- Wells Fargo& Co:. *CEO john stumpf says bank's credit quality reflects improving U.S. housing. *CFO sloan says bank decided to retain $9.8 b in conforming mortgages because.
Wells Fargo posted record earnings in the third quarter as the bank increased mortgage lending and pocketed more fees. "Real estate is getting better," Wells Fargo chairman, CEO John Stumpf said on a call with analysts. " Wells' net income in the quarter ended Sept. 30 rose 23 percent, to $4.72 billion from $3.84 billion in the same period last year.
Oct 12- Low interest rates both hurt and helped third-quarter earnings at Wells Fargo& Co, boosting mortgage lending but squeezing core profitability more than analysts expected.
Three years after a deal that transformed Wells Fargo, CEO John Stumpf has come to Charlotte, NC to retire the Wachovia brand and rally employees whose future looked considerably less bright in 2008.