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114 More Jobs Cut by Bank of America

Bank of America filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), alerting the TWC of impending layoffs in three of the bank's North Texas offices. The notice was sent on March 3, detailing layoffs of 114 workers from two offices in Plano, Texas and one in Richardson, Texas.

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Wells Fargo Endorses ALTA’s Best Practices Guidelines

Wells Fargo announced its support of the American Land Title Association's (ALTA) Best Practices in its Settlement Agent Communications issued March 6, 2014. The lender said the Best Practice guidelines for sound business practices should ideally already be in place for businesses providing title and closing services for its customers.

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California Economy Makes Progress

The Wells Fargo Economics Group released its California Economic Outlook for February, 2014. The report noted that while recovery has been slow in the past, "[T]he state has methodically made progress working through a number of major impediments, most notably the overhang of foreclosures and distressed homes left over from the housing bust."

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Wells Fargo Cuts 700 Mortgage Jobs

According to a report from The Charlotte Observer, Wells Fargo is laying off another 700 mortgage workers across the country. The bank announced Thursday the layoffs would affect mortgage processors and underwriters the hardest. What is causing the lending giant to cut jobs nationwide?

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Florida’s Consumer Sentiment Sits Tight

A new report released Tuesday by the Wells Fargo Economics Group noted that consumer sentiment in Florida remained at 78 for the second straight month. Although consumers in the nation as a whole lost some confidence in February, the Florida Consumer Sentiment Index showed citizens of the Sunshine State remained steady.

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Wells Fargo May Loosen Credit Requirements

Wells Fargo is looking to reenter the subprime mortgage market by lowering its standards of acceptable credit scores for borrowers. Wells Fargo is the largest U.S. mortgage lender, and a move back into the subprime market may signal a sizable shift in the mortgage lending environment.

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$2.7B Ocwen-Wells Fargo Deal Halted Indefinitely

Ocwen Financial Corporation announced Thursday that plans to purchase the mortgage servicing rights of a portfolio worth $39 billion from Wells Fargo Bank have been halted by the New York Department of Financial Services (NY DFS). The Atlanta-based business serves as a financial services holding company. The transaction has been halted indefinitely, and any timeline for the completion of the deal remains undecided.

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Wells Fargo to Sell $39B MSR Portfolio to Ocwen

Ocwen's servicing segment is set to acquire mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) on a $39 billion portfolio from Wells Fargo, the two companies announced Wednesday. The loans underlying the MSRs in the portfolio are primarily in private label securities, the companies said, and they were not originated by Wells Fargo. They represent about 2 percent of Wells Fargo's total residential servicing portfolio as of the end of 2013.

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