Prudential insurance policy sales to cease through Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo insurance scandal

Following the recent account sales scandal at the latter firm a few months ago, product sales are being suspended. Prudential Financial announced this week that the Prudential insurance policy sales by Wells Fargo & Co are suspended. This insurance news follows closely on the heels of the San Francisco bank’s sales practices scandal this fall. Wells Fargo is continuing its management of the fraud scandal backlash from a few months ago. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office worked with federal regulators in announcing that Wells Fargo was caught using fraudulent…

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Insurance supervision head named by federal government

Thomas Sullivan Insurance

Thomas Sullivan, the former Commissioner in Connecticut, has now taken on the position. The Federal Reserve has just announced that it will be hiring the former Insurance Commissioner from Connecticut, Thomas Sullivan, in order to take the lead of the oversight of the industry, particularly in terms of the largest firms. The goal is to add his experience to help to address the claims that the central bank does not have knowledge of that business. Thomas Sullivan held the position as Commissioner in Connecticut throughout the financial crisis and was…

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Life insurance branch of Hartford now acquired by Prudential

insurance industry report

The purchase was made for a reported $615 million in cash. Prudential Financial Inc. has announced that it has purchased the Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. individual life insurance business for a cash total of $615 million, adding greater substance to its American operations as its rival works to shed excess weight. It is believed that the deal will close at or near the beginning of 2013. According to a statement from Hartford, this will give it the opportunity to help free up close to $1 billion in capital that…

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