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Fed Eases Wells Fargo "Growth Restrictions" So Bank Can Participate In Small Business Bailout

Following Wells Fargo's complaint that it was unable to fully participate in the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program, capping its small business bailout exposure to at most $10 billion, due to the Fed unprecedented 2018 enforcement action and restrictions on Wells Fargo's balance sheet as punishment for the bank's opening of millions of fake accounts which cost former CEO John Stumpf his job, it was only a matter of time before the Fed relented and eased the bank's restrictions as the NYT reported two days ago.

And indeed, this happened moments ago when the Fed announced that "due to the extraordinary disruptions from the coronavirus, that it will temporarily and narrowly modify the growth restriction on Wells Fargo so that it can provide additional support to small businesses."

Due to the extraordinary disruptions from the coronavirus, the Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced that it will temporarily and narrowly modify the growth restriction on Wells Fargo so that it can provide additional support to small businesses. The change will only allow the firm to make additional small business loans as part of the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, and the Federal Reserve's forthcoming Main Street Lending Program.

However, in a curious twist, the Board said it would require profits and benefits from Well's participation in the PPP and the Main Street Lending Program "to be transferred to the U.S. Treasury or to non-profit organizations approved by the Federal Reserve that support small businesses. The change will be in place as long as the facilities are active."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why in the name of Heaven, any sane person would want to bank with Wells Fargo is completely beyond me, given that combination of its amazing track record, and unrequited propensity for criminal acts.

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