Net 204 Brokers Left Wells Fargo in the Fourth Quarter

Posted on February 13th, 2017 at 12:07 PM
Net 204 Brokers Left Wells Fargo in the Fourth Quarter

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

Across its private client, independent brokerage and in-bank brokerage channels, Wells Fargo Advisors experienced a net loss of 204 brokers during the fourth quarter of this past year.  Recruiters have cited that the fallout is from its parent’s retail banking scandal where Wells reached a $185 million settlement with regulators for creating retail banking and credit card accounts that customers had not authorized.

Although the company’s wealth division had not been implicated in the scandal, the bank has long boasted about brokers’ success at cross-marketing bank loans and deposit accounts to their clients.

At Eccleston Law, our experienced securities lawyers provide financial legal advice and guidance for many large and small financial advisors and independent broker-dealers. Services include the negotiation of terms of the employment transition and forgivable loan agreements. 

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We just wanted to say thanks for your work in helping us get back some of the money we lost. We are not by any means rich, but we have saved some money and we have done so through a tight-fisted approach to most everything we do. So losing a significant chunk of money hurt…especially at a time when everyone else was growing their accounts. We really appreciate the work you did.

Allan and Adele


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