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Volume 2017 - Number 45

November 22, 2017

Wells Fargo’s Termination of Consumer/Mortgage Chief Shows Executives Are on a Short Leash

The sudden firing late last week of Wells Fargo’s consumer and mortgage chief Franklin Codel for an unspecified personnel matter sent a clear message to the executive ranks of the company that it will not tolerate any behavior that puts the firm in a negative light.

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Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.


The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.


The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.


Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.