Wells Fargo auto insurance scandal escalates with accusation of lying to Congress

Wells Fargo insurance scandal

Senator Sharrod Brown put forth the allegations against the bank during a recent Senate hearing. The Wells Fargo auto insurance scandal has just escalated to a new level after accusations of lying to Congress last year. At a Senate hearing this week, Senator Sherrod Brown alleged that the bank failed to disclose a growing problem within the bank’s car insuring business. This has only worsened the situation for the bank which is already facing considerable scandal. “The company pure and simple lied to this committee — and lied to the…

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Federal agency is slow to act on controversial homeowners insurance coverage

homeowners insurance

Federal Housing Finance Agency has not taken action on force-placed insurance The Federal Housing Finance Agency has pledged to make changes to a controversial type of homeowners insurance coverage, but has yet to actually take any action on the matter. The agency’s director told the Senate Banking Committee this week that the agency was making progress in addressing the issue of force-placed insurance, but none of the agency’s plans have gone into effect yet. Force-placed insurance has become a controversial topic in the U.S., with many consumers and state officials…

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Congressional panel votes to reform National Flood Insurance Program

As the East Coast continues to struggle with rampant floods caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, there may be hope on the horizon for many without flood insurance. The Senate Banking Committee has voted to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) instead of letting the program cease at the end of the month. The panel’s vote supports an overarching legislation that would ensure that the federal insurance program would continue to run for another five years, a bill that had already been passed but was whose execution…

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