Bank of America’s consumer loans grew a lot. But its rivals? Not so much. The mixed results raise questions about whether BofA’s performance is a leading or trailing indicator, and if credit quality is going to be more of a problem industrywide.
Months after President Trump vowed that Wells Fargo would pay a severe penalty, the CFPB and OCC hit the bank with a $1 billion fine to settle claims it overcharged customers for auto insurance and home loans.
If the Fed order is lifted quickly — a big if — then the impact on Wells should be minimal. But if it lingers past 2018, then the bank could find itself on the losing end of the battle for customers and top talent.
Was the president’s recent tweet about enforcement measures against Wells Fargo an articulation of the administration’s approach for holding banks and executives accountable? Or is a tweet just a tweet?